Saturday, September 10, 2011

When : June 13th and September 10th

Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

People who know how to use a sewing machine are dwindling in number. Our mothers and grandmothers had a sewing machine in the house. They used it, too. But, look around your house. Do you have a sewing machine? Chance are, the answers is no.

If you have a sewing machine, enjoy today making things with it. If not, consider picking up sewing as a hobby.


Per Holiday Insights web site.

3 comments:

Happy Bluebird said...

I never knew there was a Sewing Machine Day - what a great invention! I own three :)
~Cindy

Robin said...

I like your post and with your permission would like to repost it on my blog site.

http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/

Robin

Southpaw Stitcher said...

I never had a sewing machine until 5 or 6 year ago, and although I don't use it all the time, I wouldn't want to be without one again.

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