Wednesday, September 04, 2019 RAILS

September is National Sewing Month, sponsored by the Sewing & Craft Alliance in partnership with the American Sewing Guild. It was first celebrated in 1982, when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation declaring September as National Sewing Month “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our nation.”
To celebrate National Sewing Month, explore Stitched Together, an online collection of historical books, articles, images, and videos about sewing, sewing machines, and quilting. Learn more about the time when sewing was a necessary skill, not just a hobby. The old dressmaking manuals and children’s sewing books range from The American System of Dressmaking (published in 1909) to Sewing Without Mother’s Help: A Story Sewing Book for Beginners (published in 1921).
Stitched Together is a small part of the BiblioBoard Library, made available for free to everyone in Illinois without the need of a login or a library card. There are no holds, no waiting, and content can be accessed by everyone in the family at the same time. See more about RAILS’ partnership with BiblioLabs and all our digital offerings.