Pattern for Living
Women's Ministry Theme
Posted September 06, 2005
Using sewing as an inspiration this theme revolves around making Christ our pattern for our lives.
With a play on words, a Sewing Theme could actually have many different focuses such as "Sewn in Love" (Christian fellowship), "Sew Little Time" (witnessing), etc.
Theme Verse Suggestions
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works... Titus 2:7a
Do a Study on Titus 2
Do a Study on Ephesians 5
Alternative Theme Titles
Godly Pattern For Living
Pattern for Living
Patterned After God
Put a Little Zip In Your Life!
Sew Little Time
Sewn In Love Sew Much Fun!
You Are Sew Special
Decorate with all types of sewing items.
Sewing Machine (If you are doing a larger event, you could try to find an antique one to display.)
Spools of Thread (You could make large spools for decoration out of round boxes such as oatmeal boxes and wrap with yarn.)
Sewing Dress Forms Patterns.
Check yard sales and second hand shops for old patterns and cut out pattern pieces to place on walls etc.
Don't forget to use the pattern envelopes as well. Some of them have great artwork on them.
Floral displays with thread spools coming out of them. Attach them to bamboo skewers.
Measuring tapes placed across the tables.
Small baskets filled with fabric and various sewing items.
Variety of quilt squares scattered on top of the tables.
See the Buttons, Bows, & Blessings Theme Page for related ideas.
Card of Buttons (could put in cellophane bags and tie up)
Spool of Thread (add a small tag with saying)
Sewing Tape Measure (Add tag with Ephesians 4:7 )
Pink Tag (on my blog)
Blue or Brown Tag (on my blog)
Fabric tape measure Thimble (Check the Dollar Tree Store if you have one. Sometimes they carry packages ceramic thimbles. 6 to a box. They are usually decorated in a floral motif.)
See my blog for creative favor ideas.
Gift Certificate to a fabric stores such as Jo Ann's.
Pair of Scissors
Sewing Gift basket (thread spools, pin cushion, needle packages, scissors, etc.)
Just for Fun
Introduce a sewing charity project such as sewing chemo caps for cancer patients or lap quilts for nursing homes.
Have someone share some sewing tips.
Have a fashion show. If you have people that sew, perhaps have them wear something they've made themselves.
Have displays of things your ladies or teen girls have sewn.
Have a "Sew And Tell".
Have your ladies bring in hand sewn items (by them or someone else) and allow them to share a little about the piece and why it is special to them.
You may have anything from home made wedding dresses and quilts to hand sewn bunnies:)
If you have a large group (or talkative ladies) you may want to give a time limit for each one.
Food and Serving
Copyright ©2005 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.
See my Sewing Event Pinterest Board