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National Sewing Machine Day

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Today is National Sewing Machine Day. It is held every June 13. I work in a quilt shop and today we'll be demoing machines to customers who would like a $10 coupon to shop in the store. I volunteered to work (I still don't know what I was thinking).

I have owned many sewing machines over the years. My current machine is a Brother Innovis. It's small but gets the job done. I began my sewing experience in 4-H sewing clothing. I made clothing for me, my children and now my grandchildren. I even have a degree in home economics. I have moved onto quilts in the past few years, having completed around 10 quilt tops.

Here are some interesting sewing facts:
~Walter Hunt invented the first American lockstitch sewing machine in 1832.
~John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States in 1842.
~In 1851, another inventor, Isaac Singer, developed a sewing machine model that would endure and also thrust him into court with Elias Howe over patent infringement.

Do you own a sewing machine and do you use it?
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