Today is Sewing Machine Day! Thomas Saint patented the first
sewing machine in 1790. Since then, the sewing machine has become one of
the iconic symbols of the Industrial Revolution, representing the
transition from traditional handmade goods to automated production.
For many decades the sewing machine was a standard household
appliance, but it is no longer considered a domestic necessity. Although
the heyday of the sewing machine has come and gone, we can still
recognize its significance in our history. Without this important
invention, the process of making clothing (and any sewn item) would be
extremely tedious. Each article would have to be sewn by hand, stitch by
To celebrate Sewing Machine Day, dig out your sewing machine and
start a new project, or sign up for a sewing class to learn this
Interesting, my dd has a sewing machine. I love to hand sew, been doing it for 30 years.
I have 3 seeing machines. One very old stupid one that only works when it feels like it, not when you need it to ;-) the other one is a Shark. Never knew they made machines. But it's a nice machine and sews great! The 3rd is an embroidery machine. Omg that thing is flip awesome:-) So happy seeing machine day ;-)
Before my mother's sight starting getting bad, she would sew on a regular basis. While I was growing up, people from church and the neighborhood used to pay her to make suits, blouses, and dresses for them. She used to give me the leftover material, and I would "sew" clothes for my Barbies and Cabbage Patch Kids. The sewing machine was a permanent fixture in my childhood home.
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