Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The History Of Sewing And The Button Attaching Machine

By Peter Snyder

The history of clothing is vast and long. The need came from being able to protect the body from the conditions of nature. Eventually it became a symbol of status around the world. The fashion industry has contributed much to the progress of the clothing over the years. But when it has first being started the native person had to do everything by hand. The making of clothes was a valuable assets in the olden days of yore.

Long ago, the ancient people sew together to pelts of different animals to provide some protection from the harshness of nature. The practice in turn became customary and having clothing meant that a ritual was going to happen for the tribes that lived within the uncivilized parts the world has. Eventually the interest of having clothing grew, leading to the creation of the button attaching machine.

Back in the middle ages, the nobles would spend high amounts of money on different fabrics that simply fascinated them. Any European who could afford a personal seamstress and tailors were seen as elite people due the value and skill tailors and seamstress tend to posses. But the occupation was mainly for women.

Weaving was a highly loved skill that was very much in demand. The products quality were high because the skill it took to actually hand weave and embroider. Each material was considered valuable and many made sure to never waste a single roll of fabric if it could still be used again. The occupation would usually fall towards women because men tend to perform hard labor and most worked in fields.

Decorative embroidery was high valued by many cultures across the world. The uses of buttons came for the art as buttonholing is part a skill set needed to be learned. The styles were different in the east and west and due to curiosity the early Europeans had, the silk road was discovered and so was the country of china that supplied the silk that was so highly valued.

Late within the 18th century, the industrial revolution had began. 1790 saw the first sewing machining introduced and invented, bring forth a change in the clothing business forever. Instead of normal homes, the production of valuable cloth was transferred to warehouses where they were kept until ready for use. By 1840, a sewing machine was made public and put to use in a factory to produce soldiers uniforms.

In the advent of the early 19th century, the dandy trend became popular due to the high end clothing produced by tailors. The shops would acquire a reputation for high quality clothing that the British loved, as well as making more classics styles for those who wish of it.

More advancements came at the dawn of the 20th century. The attaching machine was introduced as an attachment that would be on the side. This helped the production speed skyrocket and now most working classes are can afford the cost of having a sew machine of their own. Before a low class family could not afford it and had to rent one.

Even will all the advancements, the traditional style still persist today. Hand made suits are seen as a very luxurious item and many men employ personal tailors to hand craft and adjust certain clothes to fit. Also in the east, the practice of making clothing like Yukatas are still in style. Most Japanese make this items especially in shops.

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