From saving the day by fixing holes in school uniforms to pushing fashion into the future, the world would not be the same without the miracle of the sewing machine… we would all still be slowly stitching by hand! Saturday the 13th June is a day to celebrate this incredible device invented in 1829 by Barthélemy Thimonnier.
Many of you will have been taught by your grandmothers, and have passed on your knowledge to your children and grandchildren, so we want to take this opportunity to say thank you for helping to keep the tradition alive today! Your passion for this therapeutic and creative art form is an inspiration to all of us.
Sewing is a fabulous craft to get involved with and fabrics are very much a part of our everyday life. Sewing gives you endless possibilities to enhance an outfit or help furnish your home. At The Craft Store we have loads of experts on hand only too pleased to help you get started and to get the most out of sewing. Check out our YouTube Channel for loads of fab tutorials to inspire you to get sewing and keep an eye on our schedule too – there are some great kits to help you on your way.
– Hayley West
At The Craft Store, we currently have three fantastic brands of sewing machines that are worth having a look at:
The Husqvarna Viking Designer Jade 35 Sewing & Embroidery Machine has all the buttons and functions you could ever want in a sewing machine with the Sewing Advisor feature, a fast embroidery speed, a large embroidery area and more.
This machine is a great addition to any sewing crafter. From small to big sew projects, like quilts, home décor projects and garments, the Husqvarna Viking Designer Jade 35 Sewing & Embroidery Machine will allow you to create great projects with great ease and convenience.
Click here to learn more about this great machine!
Click here to access their free embroidery designs!
PFAFF has been creating premium sewing machines for over 150 years now, and not only have they evolved with changing needs and trends, but they have helped evolve the industry itself! Noticing that sewing has grown from a necessity to a form of creative expression, they have a strong focus on developing products that embody innovate technology.
Click here to take a look at a collection of their free designs!
Another leader in innovation of sewing machines is of course Juki! They have been around now for over 80 years and have been regarded as true pioneers, implementing advancements in sewing that many followed, and so are used all over the world in sewing machines today. Some of these achievements include: producing the first rotalix needle take up system for the home sewing market in 1954, creating the first automatic thread trimmer and automatic needle threading technology available for home use in 1978, and developing the first auto-thread tension system for household machines in 1985… that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
“My top tip has to be it doesn’t need to be perfect. Take the pressure off and just enjoy all the relaxation sewing can bring… Most things can be done with a straight or zigzag stitch. I started on my grandmother’s 50-year-old sewing machine and managed to sew everything I needed. Look after the machine you have, a quick wipe round to get rid of fluff goes a long way! More than anything, enjoy!”
– Natasha (Natasha Makes)
Feeling inspired? There is no better way to spend Sewing Machine Day than being creative and hopping on your sewing machine! Check out all sewing here.