National Handmade Day

National Handmade Day is a holiday observed on the first Saturday in April that recognizes everyone who uses their time and creativity to make gifts for others. This day honors those who create handmade items, and it also encourages people to try making something by hand themselves.

It doesn’t matter if you bake homemade cookies, create your own decorative items, or fashion your own clothing. All that matters is that you do something creative and bring that idea from your mind into reality with your own two hands.

The History of National Handmade Day

This holiday was created in 2018 by From Scratch Farm to celebrate all the businesses that produce their products by hand.

Creative Facts About Crafting

If there’s one thing we can say about making homemade items, it’s that it’s addictive. Once you go down that rabbit hole, you’ll want to make all kinds of things yourself. We were even inspired to add a FAQ section on this holiday so people can learn more about crafting. You can find these facts below.

  • In the 19th century, William Morris founded the Arts and Crafts Movement.
  • Arts and crafts were brought into people’s homes for the first time by the Sears & Roebuck catalog in 1908.
  • The sewing machine was invented by Thomas Saint in 1790.
  • Approximately 56% of all American households craft at least once a year.
  • There are over 21 million people who quilt in the United States.

Observing National Handmade Day

National Handmade Day can be observed by making your own handmade items, purchasing products from companies that make handmade products, or giving a shoutout to creative friends who make handmade items all year round.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 6 Saturday
Next year (2025)
April 5 Saturday
Last year (2023)
April 1 Saturday
Hobby & Creativity