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Updated: 2020-03-04

It’;s week two of our September is National Sewing Month festivities! Join BERNINA at WeAllSew as we celebrate with a month of super sewing giveaways! Come visit us each Friday in September to join us in sharing our love of sewing while entering a random drawing to win a BERNINA backpack filled with sewing goodies.

We loved reading all your comments on last week’;s question, “;When did you first start to sew, and what was the first project you ever made?”; We’;re thrilled to see how many of you are new sewists! (Who says sewing is a dying skill? No way!) It’;s also fantastic to hear from all the?experienced stitchers who’;ve been enjoying our favorite hobby for years and years. We drew a winner last night from all your comments and will let you know who it is as soon as we contact her/him.?

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To join in the fun and enter this week’s random drawingmonogram pillow cases, just answer our question below as a comment to this post. You have until Thursday, September 11th at 12:00 midnight Central Time to add your comment and enter the contest. We will announce the winner about a week after the contest is closed right here within this post – so check back later to see who is our lucky winner! (We will notify the winner by email.)

This week’s question in honor of National Sewing Month is:

What kind of sewing project is your favorite?

Sweepstakes Rules: Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the blog by Thursday, September 11, 12:00 midnight Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to contact us at to claim the prize; winner will be announced on WeAllSew about one week after contest ends.

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Our weekly winner will receive a BERNINA backpack filled with goodies!

Congratulations to our winner, WeAllSew user Bethmacow! We hope you enjoy your BERNINA back pack and goodies!

Cut out your stockings. You will need two of the outside fabric and two of the lining fabric for each stocking. I find it’s easiest to do this by folding your fabric in half (right or wrong sides together) and cutting out, that way you have mirror images of your stockings. If you are cutting out the stockings on an electronic cutting machine, make sure you make a copy of the stocking and then mirror it so you have both sides of the stocking.

First of all, our home is anything but perfect, just ask anyone who stops by. It’s often chaotic, filled with three little girls, my husband Chris, our dog Dusty, my random projects and myself. I am frequently asked “how do you stay organized?” Well, in so many ways. I have shared about it from room to room, but thought I’d share it all here today. And, let’s be honest, it didn’t hurt to be pregnant twice in the last two years either! Here are my home organization tips that can be done in a few minutes or a nap time.Where to start? Mudroom? I need to take updated photos of this space to show you how it’s used, but it varies from season to season, which is what makes it work so well. In the Spring/Summer, you’ll find the baskets filled with baseball hats, sunscreen and bonnets. In Fall/Winter they’re filled with hats & gloves. This serves as our main coat closet. Having a landing spot is SO important for me…it keeps the otherwise tossed aside items in an organized manner. The girls’ shoes go in the basket below the bench. This room is also our laundry room, so there is a corner hamper and on a hidden hook in the mudroom side, a bag that holds our dry cleaning.

I started my sewing journey many, many years ago with hand sewing. And, truth be told, I am most comfortable with the needle in hand rather than attached to a machine with a motor!