Celebrate Sewing! September is National Sewing Month

September 20, 2019By Brother SewsArticles, News, Sewing 7 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

We here at Brother love September… why is that you ask? Because September is National Sewing Month! This wonderful monthly holiday was started back in 1988 when then-President Ronald Regan issued Proclamation #5867 that stated:

“Americans are naturally proud of their practical genius; their love and mastery of domestic crafts, handed down from generation to generation, are among our prime national virtues. Throughout American history, one such craft has been the art of sewing. National Sewing Month, 1988, celebrates the American tradition of sewing in the home and salutes the estimated 90 million citizens who partake of its challenges and rewards.”1

And sewing has been the heart of Brother for over one hundred years. From the chain stitch production models of the early 1930s to the popular Zigzag machines of the 50s. From the revolutionary lineup of THE Dream Machine and the Entrepreneur 6-Plus to the innovative and pioneering Luminaire XP1, Brother loves sewing (and quilting and embroidery!).

Recently, Brother released a new lineup of machines that are sure to entice and inspire a new generation of sewers. Like the amazing machines before them, this latest offering continues the grand Brother tradition of modernization and excellence. Let’s take a look:

Pacesetter Series. With four sewing models, two quilting machines, and one serger, the Pacesetter lineup is designed for the DIY enthusiast. Let the Pacesetter Series take your creativity to the next level.

Essence Series. Two cutting-edge models, the Innov-ís VE2300 embroidery machine and the Innov-ís VM5200 combination sewing, embroidery and quilting machine make up the advanced Essence Series. Visit your authorized Brother dealer and take the Essence for a spin today.

Stellaire Series. Affordable and incredible, the Stellaire Series consists of the Innov-ís XJ1 sewing, embroidery and quilting machine, and the Innov-ís XE1 embroidery machine. Feature high lights include a large embroidery area (9.5” x 14”) and an extensive library of 727 built-in embroidery designs (including over 100 Disney designs). But what sets the Stellaire apart is the new My Design Snap mobile app. This new innovative hallmark allows you to perfectly place your design exactly where you want it every time. Using your smartphone, snap a picture, preview it on screen, and you’re ready to embroider! With excellent power, imaginative designs, and space to create, it’s time to bring Stellaire home.

This month, we hope you are busy hemming, sewing, stitching, quilting, or doing creative embroidery to help celebrate National Sewing Month! But really, who needs a monthly holiday for a reason to sew when every month could be National Sewing Month.

What is your go-to Brother machine? We’d love to hear your story!

1. https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/research/speeches/092888f


  • I think it is sad that there is no longer a sew-only machine amongst the two top line-ups. I thoroughly enjoy having a stand-alone embroidery machine Innovis V3 (Dream Maker XE/Innov-is VE2200) and a sew-only machine Innovis VQ2 (Dream Creator/Innov-is VQ2400). I hope my VQ2 lasts for many years but if I am unlucky there is nothing here to replace it with. My Brother machines are the best machines I’ve ever had and I have been through several brands during my sewing career so I would be sad to have to change brands once more. A Stellaire sew-only would make me consider trading up.

    • Hi Sis,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      First of all, thanks for being a loyal Brother enthusiast! We absolutely appreciate it! In regards to your concern about your VQ series machine, you could check out the BQ2450 as a potential successor (https://www.brother-usa.com/products/bq2450). This is a versatile advanced sewing and quilting machine that is built for home-based enthusiasts who aspire to take their projects to the next level. As far trading up to a Stellaire (https://www.brother-usa.com/home/sewing-embroidery/stellaire), please visit your local authorized Brother dealer for more information.

      Again, thanks for choosing Brother!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

  • Love the end of the video, where the Dad asks how his pants are coming along.. 🙂 Soo cute!
    I too love having two machines, too. One for sewing and one for embroidery. (Not forgetting the overlocker/serger, of course)

    • Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for reaching out!

      To answer your question, yes, you can use the Simply Appliqué program with your Brother Essence VM5200.

      Hope this helps!

      Happy Sewing!

      The Brother Sews Team

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