Monday, September 10, 2012

Sewing Machine Day

Sewing Machine Day

Per Holiday Insights Web Page:

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.

1 comment:

Deb said...

I didn't know that today was Machine Sewing day, but I do have machines in my house - four to be exact - and I use them all the time. I hope that sewing won't become a lost art like writing letters, etc.

I also collect the small toy sewing machines that children used to have. It would be a shame if the art of machine sewing became extinct.


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