September is National Sewing Month

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September is National Sewing Month

 

The observance of this simple yet very meaningful month began in 1982, with a proclamation from then President Ronald Reagan, declaring September as National Sewing Month. This was done in recognition to the importance of home sewing and sewing in general to the nation. It is a time to indulge your passion for sewing, and also the perfect time to get yourself involved to the craft if you’ve never tried it before. 

The art of sewing dates back to 25,000 B.C.E., or the Upper Paleolithic Age. During this time, sewing was used simply to make clothing and shelter and early materials consisted just mostly of hide from animals and plant leaves. Early thread consisted of thin strips of animal hide and needles were bone and ivory. But as the years go by, sewing technology has also evolved.

Most people think of sewing as it relates to the invention of the sewing machine in 1750 by Thomas Saint and the perfection of the machine by Isaac Singer in 1851. Singer’s prototype became the industry standard of what we know today as the sewing machine. 

While for some people, sewing seems to be a dying trade, surprisingly, it is still enjoyed by people from all walks of life. It is more than just a hobby or a relaxing activity, it has been other people’s way of living. 

Imagine, we would still be running around naked if it weren’t for people who can sew. Fashion would not have been born. That is why here at Cottonique, we salute all the tailors, seamstresses and sewers who have handled and made our clothes with passion and care. Happy National Sewing Month!

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