If you have any questions or need advice about anything to do with sewing machines then Hobkirk’s, with our many years’ of practical experience, should be your first stop!
National Sewing Month began in 1982 when the then-president of the USA, Ronald Reagan, inaugurated the event ‘in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.’ Though starting in the USA, the celebration has spread around the world and, each September, sewing becomes the hot topic of conversation! In recent years, driven by a need to increase cost-effectiveness and the success of TV shows such as the Great British Sewing Bee, the crafts of sewing and embroidery have experienced a welcome return to mass popularity.
Every year, National Sewing Month has an umbrella theme to help direct, inspire and define it - themes have previously included ‘Sew for the Love of It’ and ‘Go Green!’. This year, the theme is ‘Sew for Charity’ and will highlight the important role that sewing and crafting has in many situations such as mental health and poverty. Relaxing, therapeutic, productive and creative, sewing has a list of benefits that goes on and on. Many sewing-related charitable organisations - including The Lidia Project, Angel Gowns, Project Linus and Dresses for Africa - are set to benefit.
Hobkirk’s continually have a large number of domestic sewing machines in stock and available for immediate purchase so, if you are thinking of taking up sewing then during National Sewing Month is surely the right time to do it! Choosing your first machine can be difficult and so we have taken all of the hard work out of the equation by putting together some of the most suitable models in our ‘Sewing Machines for Beginners’ section.
For the more experienced among you, National Sewing Month is the perfect time to upgrade your existing sewing or embroidery machine and Hobkirk’s guarantee to match you with the perfect model. We also have a full range of sewing accessories available to make sure you have got everything you need at all times.
Celebrate National Sewing Month with Hobkirk’s - browse our wide selection of sewing machines and sewing accessories today!