Did you know June 13 is worldwide Sewing Machine Day?
According to cute-calendar.com, “Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.
Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered to have been the work of Englishman Thomas Saint in 1790, the sewing machine has greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of the clothing industry. Out of the inventions created during the industrial revolution, the invention of the sewing machine had one of the largest impacts on the United States.
The sewing machine’s effects on the clothing industry resulted in major changes for other industries as well. Cotton production needed to increase in order to match the demand of the new clothing factories. As a result cotton became planted in new areas where it hadn’t previously been farmed.”