Today is National Sewing Machine Day and there are so many benefits to this fantastic creation. A sewing machine allows us to make our own clothes, to repair worn, torn or unused clothes and perhaps to re-design old clothing. Who doesn’t love to be a fashion trend setter? Sewing is also a fantastic way to unwind and escape from the frantic pace of life as we know it.
In 1790, the English inventor Thomas Saint invented the very first sewing machine design, but he did not successfully advertise or market his invention. This first machine was designed to be used on leather and canvas material.
By the year 1900, over 20 million sewing machines a year were being produced from factories all over the world. It is true to say that no single invention was as eagerly accepted by people in all four corners of the planet as the humble sewing machine.
At Gartmore House, we love to give our guests an understanding of sewing machines, which includes how to put a needle in, how to thread it properly and sort the bobbin. You’ll also be able to sew straight lines and curves, explore all the stitches on the machine and a variety of patterns. Our sewing retreats are highly therapeutic and enjoyable, especially once you get into a rhymn with the craft. The stunning views out across the Trossachs and Loch Lomond National park are an added bonus.
The sewing machine is more efficient to use than stitching with bare hands. A piece of clothing can be created within a few minutes with the use of sewing machine while it will consume more hours if you do it with your hands.
Sewing is also a fantastic form of mindfulness, which is becoming more and more popular as a self-help and coping strategy. Being concentrated on one thing alone and experiencing it with all our senses is a fantastic way to de stress and get away from our screens.
If you are interested in booking a relaxing sewing or crafting retreat at Gartmore House then you can complete the online enquiry form or call us on 01877 382 991
National Sewing Machine Day!