Going back in history, a sewing machine was considered a standard household appliance. It wasn't unusual for clothes to be made at home for the family. It was also an important factor in the growth of many cottage industries. Now, it's no longer considered a necessity as people buy more ready made clothes and furnishings.
Whether we have a sewing machine or not, whether we use one or not, we all appreciate the work a sewing machine does. Can you imagine what it would be like if all our clothes and furnishings were hand stitched! We'd certainly be paying a lot more for the clothes we wear and there would be no big shopping centres.
Will you be celebrating Sewing Machine Day? What can you do? Why not get out your machine and give it a good clean. You'll then be ready to start a new project. If you need some ideas of what to make, or need some inspiration for projects, I have a selection of sewing related classes available. I'd love to sew along with you.
If you, or anyone you know is looking for a starter project, this is perfect. It's a free class and, as you are recycling a shirt, it's not going to break the bank when it comes to buying fabric. I'm always on hand to answer any questions you have.
Of course, if we have a sewing machine, we want to keep it happy so when was the last time you cleaned your machine or changed the needles? If you are new to sewing machine ownership, it can sound scary having to clean a machine. Recently, to help some of my club members, I did a video demonstrating how to clean them. Hopefully, it may help some of you too.
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