Today, is the day we celebrate our beloved best friend – the sewing machine. Annually on June 13 we celebrate the National Sewing Machine Day.
Thomas Saint, a skilled cabinet-maker and English inventor, received the first patent for the design of a sewing machine in 1970. The initial intent was for leather and canvas but it was never advertised and all that was found was his drawings. William Newton in 1874, found the drawings from Thomas Saint in the London Patent Office and he proceed to to build the first working model. The London Science Museum currently owns Wilson’s model.
Walter Hunt invented the first American lockstitch sewing machine in 1832
John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States in 1842.
Thanks to the sewing machine invention, housewives were able to easily sew their own clothes and wife time the process was industrialized thus, reducing the costs of clothes significantly. Nowadays, people are now regaining their love for the art of sewing and many people are now producing their own clothes and other products. The modern sewing machine has many built in functions that facilitate the process of learning how to sew.
I have several sewing machines in my studio but my favorite is a machine by Baby Lock that I absolutely love it. This sewing machine has a state-of-the-art technology that makes sewing extremely easy and also makes my production faster.
Lets celebrate this National Sewing Machine Day by working on new ideas!