“I am certain that a sewing machine would relieve as much human suffering as a hundred lunatic asylums, and possibly a good deal more.” — Margaret Atwood, Canadian Author (“Alias Grace”, 1996)
Today is National Sewing Machine Day — honoring a simple yet essential tool that moved clothing production from seamstresses toiling away with shears and fabric to large-scale factories. Just imagine having to sew everything together hand by hand, stitch by stitch! Mass production led to a considerable price drop for all pieces of clothing, allowing for even the average consumer to build up a wardrobe — a luxury previously only available for the wealthy. Celebrate #NationalSewingMachineDay today, whether you’re sewing up a brand new quilt or just patching up an old outfit.