Top 4 Historical Sewing Moments

history sewing Sep 11, 2019

How Sewing Impacted American History

The United States has been observing 'National Sewing Month' in September since 1982. It is a month to recognize the contributions sewing has made to society. From Women's Suffrage to the development of the first spacesuits, sewing has been interwoven into American history.

From Girdle to Spacesuit

Did you know a group of women seamstresses were instrumental in making the first spacesuit? As America raced for the moon contractors across the country bid to design the perfect suit to support a man in space. Despite their complex plans, each design was bulky and unsustainable in space. The solution came when Playtex recruited a team of women bra designers who were able to make a highly engineered suit that was also agile and flexible enough to be used on the moon.

From Necessity to Hobby

Did you know Simplicity was founded in 1927 during the Great Depression? As financial insecurity gripped the country, Americans struggled to provide...

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