National Sewing Machine Day: Be Inspired!
June 13th might not mean much to you (yet!) but here at Create and Craft we know it as National Sewing Machine Day! That’s right, there is a whole day dedicated to the invention of these ingenious machines that have been around for 228 years!
In 1790, Thomas Saint, a London cabinet maker, designed the world’s first sewing machine – but it was Barthélemy Thimonnier who first put this incredible machine into action, bringing to life the exciting invention that was to transform the wonderful world of textiles!
Sewing machines are certainly worth celebrating, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to help you prepare for National Sewing Machine Day, by getting you well-equipped! Whether you’re a sewing hobbyist, or an advanced stitchcraft expert, we’ve got all bases covered with our pick of the bunch, below…
We absolutely love the Singer One Plus Sewing Machine and would recommend it to those of you who enjoy sewing the occasional stitch-craft project, and want a chic and stylish machine to pursue your passion with! We think it’s fun and easy to use, with a sleek style that’ll fit right into any craft room! The signature machine curves and nostalgic filigree pays tribute to the classic, historic machine design.
With an impressive 4.7-star rating, the Singer One Plus is one of our easiest machines to use, its advanced features deliver a sewing experience which will open the door to more possibilities than you can imagine!
Some of the features include 7 essential stitches, 5 stretch stitches, 212 decorative stitches, 6 fully automatic 1-step button holes, 1 endless buttonhole, and many more.
Perhaps you’ve been sewing for years, and feel like you want to try something new? Take a look at the Bernette Chicago 7. It’s a computerised combo-machine that lets you switch between sewing and embroidering at the flick of a button.
Weighing in at only 8.1kg, this is the ideal machine for crafters who get creative all over the place, not just at home.
We think the Bernette Chicago 7 is great because it comes with hundreds of in-built stitches (all easily accessed and adjusted through the LCD display chart). You can also add your own, simply by plugging in your USB.
Shining reviews from pleased owners say this machine is a ‘Brilliant Dream Come True’ and magical. It seems to be a worthwhile purchase for intermediate sewers who want to practise their stitching and embroidery!
The Brother Innov-is V7 is certainly one for the professionals, and advanced sewers who absolutely love embroidery, quilting and home décor! This deluxe machine boasts a huge array of features and functions, enabling you to take on any textiles project and develop your sewing and embroidery skills even further.
This amazing sewing machine can produce up to 1050 stitches per minute and has 531 built-in stitches. We adore the 7″ LCD colour touch-screen which allows you to choose patterns, designs and much more!
Options include utility, quilting, decorative, appliqué, heirloom designs, crazy quilting designs, vintage designs, ‘I Love You’ designs, multi-directional sewing stitches and lots more! From large intricate patterns to simple monogram fonts, there’s nothing you won’t be able to handle with this incredible machine.
Whatever stage you’re at, we hope you’ll be celebrating National Sewing Machine Day – whether that means diving into the world of sewing for the very first time, or dusting off your own machine and getting started on a brand new project. If you’ll be sewing, let us know in the comments below!
Want more advice on choosing your first sewing machine? Check out our Sewing Machine Buying Guide right here!