I just love that song. Don’t you? Doesn’t it get you pumped up to want to start a revolution and make something positive happen in this crazy world that we live in? It sure has me pumped up and you all know very well that I am trying to make a little positive change in the world through sewing and fabric.
The thing with SFSM is that I am only one person. I mean seriously, maybe I could give 100 machines away a year if I really put my mind to it. And don’t get me wrong that I would welcome the opportunity, but there are only so many hours in the day and as you know….here it comes…..I am still NOT the president of giving away free sewing machines….yet. I do smile every time I use that joke. I hope you do too.
Ok Mr. Scott, how do you plan to start this so called SEWING REVOLUTION? Here are some of my ideas:
- What if you did the same thing that I am doing? No, you don’t have to give away 50 machines a year, but what if you picked one person or maybe 5 people and bought them each a sewing machine. It doesn’t have to be a $1000 machine, it just needs to be a basic starter machine like the EverSewn Maker 200 that I am giving away. Reach out to local charities, schools, churches, etc. and find someone that needs a machine. Give them the gift of a machine out of the kindness of your heart and because you love of sewing and know what joy it brings you. It could be a complete and total random act of kindness. If you can’t do it alone, find a couple friends and do it together and make it fun. If you want to take it a step further, offer to mentor this lucky soul who is getting your amazing sewing machine gift. Imagine the power of this. Now we are talking about getting this SEWING REVOLUTION rolling!
- Forget the ipods, clothing and crappy toys for Christmas, how about a sewing machine for your child, spouse, grandparent, wife, husband, what have you? That is the gift that keeps on giving and moves us a step closer to the SEWING REVOLUTION!
- Is your machine aged? Have you been thinking about an upgrade to one of the newer high tech machines? It is time to pull the trigger and go for it. I am not one to spend other people’s money, so this is only if you can afford to do it. If you do have the means, when you go to buy your new machine, see if the shop owner will tune up your old machine so that you could give it away to someone else in good condition. Maybe they will throw that repair in as part of the deal if they know you are donating it to someone that can’t afford their own machine. This can only help their business and help to fuel our ensuing SEWING REVOLUTION!
- We need to get our schools to step up the Home EC situation. And colleges need to offer more quilting and sewing classes. This is an art that can’t become a lost art. Fight for it! Ask for it! Speak up! The SEWING REVOLUTION is gaining steam and it needs your help to keep advancing it further.
So those are a handful of my ideas that I have been tossing around. What are your ideas? Please share them and let’s light a fire under this SEWING REVOLUTION. We need to share the joy of sewing with others and it all starts here with the SEWING REVOLUTION….one machine at a time. Together we can do this because that is the nature of our amazing fabric industry.
All that being said, please watch a short video that I created at market about the Sewing Revolution.
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