31 Sewing Quotes That Will Have You In Stitches And Mend Your Soul

Every quilter and sewer needs some inspiration from time to time and a reminder that her craft is something of value. 

It’s also affirming to connect with your fellow crafters and share how essential sewing and quilting are to your joy in life.

That’s where our list of sewing quotes comes in. 

You sew and quilt in isolation so often, so you forget that there’s a community of people who share the delights, frustrations, and hilarity of sewing.

We’ve curated a list of 31 sewing quotes and sayings that will resonate with you and remind you how valuable your creative gift is to you and the world.

31 Funny and Inspiring Sew Quotes 

Read through this list of inspirational and funny sewing quotes and make a note of those you like the best. At the end of the post, we’ll give you some ideas about how you can use these sewing phrases. 

“May all your ups and downs in life be with a needle and thread.” –Anonymous

Gather the threads of your life and stitch them into joy.” –Jody Houghton Designs

“Sewing small pieces together gives me a peaceful heart and a quilt to wrap you with, my love.” – Benita Skinner

“Your bobbin thread will always run out one inch from the end of your final seam. Always.” — Greenpiece

“Sewing is not always easy, in fact, sewing can quite often be hard and frustrating.” – Assembil Books

“I am reminded that every day I have the chance to pick up a needle and some thread and add to the story. To stitch together something beautiful and unique, to patch a small scrap of fabric to the story, to the Story of God, that will be retold again and again for all of eternity.” – Jerusalem Jackson Greer

“Sewing is something you do to calm you, to relax you.” – Lainie Myklebust

“My sewing space is my happy place.” – Anonymous

sewing quote by henri J.M Nouwen
“The soul of the artist cannot remain hidden.” – Henri J.M Nouwen

“There should be an extra day of the week called sew day.” – Makerist

sewing quote by sewing moments
“The best antidepressant is a sewing machine and a room full of fabric.” – Sewing Moments

“Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time.” – Anonymous

“Stitching is relaxing, especially when you throw out all the rules!” – Liz Kettle

“To be creative is to let little pieces of your heart go and place them into each project you make.” – Pat Bravo

sewing quote from lucy silliman
“My work comes to life when the thread goes on top of the fabric.” – Lucy Silliman

“Sewing is a universal language where identity and creativity connect all communities.” – Jennifer Nobile

“No matter how it looks from the outside, everything that is made by hand requires a lifetime of effort.” – Kit Dunsmore

“She works willingly with her hands.” – Proverbs 31:13

“I am grateful for you because you don’t roll your eyes when I talk about sewing.” – MSUGCF.org

“Sewing mends the soul.” – Anonymous

sewing quote by norton house quilting
“Let’s face it, life is just a bunch of obstacles preventing you from sewing.” – Norton House Quilting

“In my dream world, fabric is free and sewing makes you thin.” – Flower Box Quilts

“The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path.” – Mason Cooley


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“I can’t clean my sewing room because I get distracted by all the good stuff I find.” – Designs by Linda Nee

“I am certain that a Sewing Machine would relieve as much human suffering as a hundred Lunatic Asylums, and possibly a good deal more.” – Margaret Atwood

sewing quote by madam sew
“Measure twice. Cut once. Curse. Repeat!” – Madam Sew

“Of course I talk to myself when I sew. Sometimes I need expert advice.” – Anonymous

Being creative is not a hobby. It is a way of life.” – Bustle and Sew

“Just because it was handmade doesn’t mean it was easy.” – Instructables

“I might look like I'm listening to you but in my head I'm sewing.” – Anonymous

sewing quote by nikole casassa

How to Use These Sewing Quotes

Did you find some quotes about sewing that you especially enjoyed? Did any of them have you in stitches (excuse the pun)? If so, here are some ideas for using the quotes to remind you and your sewing and quilting friends that your work is exceptional.

  • Embroider the quote and frame it for yourself or as a gift.
  • Have a coffee mug made with your favorite sew quote.
  • Send a card to a sewing friend using one she (or he) will especially enjoy.
  • Read some out loud at your next group sewing or quilting session.
  • Print this list and post it in your sewing room to remind you of your “why.”

Remember, you sew and quilt, making you a uniquely creative person who has a gift to share with the world. Never forget that — even when your bobbin runs out of thread!

Get that needle work and be inspired to  start your next fabric craft. Read this collection of sewing quotes that will surely have you on stitches.


About the author: 
Miriam Ronne is a lover of all things quilting and sewing. She is a self-taught quilter and is constantly learning and broadening her skill set to create one-of-a-kind quilts! When she's not behind her sewing machine you can find her playing with her fur babies or trying her hand at other crafty things.

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