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June 13, 2013 is Sewing Machine Day
June 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
June 13, 2013 is

Sewing Machine Day

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 stitch!

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 important handcraft!


  • Janet
    by Janet
    June 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM


  • goddess99
    June 13, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Interesting, my dd has a sewing machine. I love to hand sew, been doing it for 30 years.

  • Summerlove0617
    June 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    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 ;-)

  • Mbpeaceful12
    June 18, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    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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