September is National Sewing Month. It is also the month when many families launch their children into independent lives. One of the things I am sure young adults miss most when they leave home is the on-call sewing services of someone to sew that lost button back on or to repair that hem.
But not to worry. If your children no longer have you close, they will always have what you taught them, and that includes respect for the usefulness of sewing.
Here is a little going-away gift I love to make—a sewing-kit pincushion as handy as it is a reminder of home.