June 13 is Sewing Machine Day! Can you imagine if you had to sew all your clothes by hand? I can tell you one thing: I’d have a lot less clothing if I had to make it all myself, or even if I had to pay someone else to do it by hand!
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you might remember another Sewing Machine Day, back on September 10. (Actually, I’d be totally shocked if anyone remembers that! But, anyway . . .)
There are actually two Sewing Machine Days on the calendar. One is September 10, because Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine on that day back in 1846. However, June 13, which seems to be a totally random date, also appears to be more popular than the one in September.
“All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.”
P. S. June 13 is also one of my favorite random holidays: Kitchen Klutzes Day / National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day.
It’s time for some new clothes, because September 10 is Sewing Machine Day! Actually, so is June 13, but since Elias Howe received a sewing machine patent on September 10, 1846, we’ll go with the September date.
The invention of the sewing machine is actually a very complicated story, with multiple people claiming the invention (with varying degrees of success) and a multitude of people livid that their jobs were being given to machines (Really! This is not a new complaint at all!).
I received a sewing machine this past Christmas. Although I was extremely excited by the present, I have a confession: it intimidates me! I haven’t spent enough time with it yet to be comfortable. Instead, I treat the whole thing like an exceptionally testy animal that might turn and bite me at any moment. sigh. Am I the only one?
Maybe I’ll get to work on that a little bit today.
“When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.”