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Sew Grateful For Mom Blouse

 My sew grateful project is for my mom. Who better to show my appreciation than the woman who sewed my clothes as a kid, let me raid her fabric stash when I decided I wanted to start sewing as a tween, and taught me how to read a pattern and do things right when I finally had the patience to ask for help as a teenager.

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Why I am Sew Grateful

I am sew grateful because sewing brings me great happiness. Sewing is more than a hobby for me. It is a creative and intellectual pursuit and brings me great peace and happiness. I am sew grateful because sewing brings me closer to my mother. My mom sewed a lot of my clothing for me when I was a child and she has since become an amazing quilter. Having a shared interest brings us closer, allows us appreciate and understand each other’s successes and stresses. I am sew grateful because sewing brings me closer to history. Long considered women’s work, home sewing has experienced a revival and a reclamation of the skill as something of value and pride. I appreciate what it can teach me about the past and the pride that I can be a part of carrying it into the future. I am sew grateful because sewing is something …