It’s no secret that business districts in San Diego County have been struggling during the pandemic. Barrio Logan is no exception.
Claudia Rodriguez-Biezunski is the owner of Sew Loka, a sewing studio on Logan Avenue. Her business, like many others in Barrio Logan, took a huge hit once the stay-at-home orders went into effect. Foot traffic vanished overnight and continued for months.
The Millennial generation is known as the “therapy generation” in mental health circles. More than any generation before them, they have embraced therapy and are leading the charge to destigmatize conversations around mental health in the workplace. I think we can agree this is a welcome shift.
But their interest in therapy and openness to discussing their feelings also reveals a deep sense of vulnerability. Depression is on the rise among Millennials, who have seen a 47% increase in depression diagnoses since 2013. And as much as experts tout the mental health benefits of remote work, working from home comes with its own set of psychological challenges.
September is National Sewing Month, so let’s celebrate the entire month with sewing, crafting, quilting and whatever you like to do!
In September 1982, President Ronald Reagan recognized the importance of home sewing in our nation and proclaimed September National Sewing Month. Reagan’s mother, Nellie, had supplemented his family’s income during the Great Depression by working as a seamstress.
I have been sewing since age 8, when I learned to sew on my mother’s treadle sewing machine. I LOVE sewing, crafting and quilting. My daughter is also an avid sewer as well as one of my granddaughters!
Let your love of all things sewing continue. Did you know that sewing and crafting is a way of relieving stress, helps to stimulate your brain and memory and is excellent for hand/eye co-ordination. When my grandchildren were just toddlers we had large blunt needles that they used for “sewing”. They were good at threading the needle (we used yarn in the big needles), and loved to “sew” small pillows and even just made lines of hand stitching on fabric.
Many people are making masks now. If you haven’t made one yet, we have the perfect Mask Pattern for you!! This pattern has full size pattern pieces for adult masks, and masks for kids ages 5-11. The pattern has easy to follow step by step instructions, and you can get it started and finished in very little time.
If you’d like to check out ready made masks, we have TONS of designs for you at my SewWithSarahCom Etsy Shop. We have the regular solid colors like Black, burgundy, yellow and light blue PLUS a couple dozen beautiful designer styles and patterns. From “Yellow Smiley Faces on Black Fabric” to several floral designs, and three designs for the golfers, our designer fabrics have been selling like hot cakes. AND we sell them TWO of each design per set, not selling them individually as most mask sellers do.
We have been bombarded with orders for our great fitting adult and kids face masks, then ran out of elastic, and had to wait nearly two weeks before we could get more delivered to us. We are NOW back on a roll with making the masks!!!
Visit our SewWithSarahCom store on Etsy, and check out the tissue box covers, face masks, sewing and craft books, pattern making classes, patterns for plus size girls and boys and all the other items we have in the store.
While you’re looking around at Etsy, please visit our PatternsThatFitYou store where we have women’s patterns, men’s patterns, sewing and craft patterns, plus much more.
Thank you for visiting, and please stay safe!