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National Tailors’ Day - June 6
Wed, Jun 5, 2024

National Tailors’ Day

National Tailors Day is an American holiday dedicated to tailors. It is a very difficult but interesting profession. Thanks to these professionals, you can order unique clothes that will be the best fit for you. The holiday is celebrated every year on the first Wednesday in June.

History

The history of National Tailors Day is not well-documented. The date of Elias Howe’s birth is chosen as the date of its celebration. This man developed the sewing machine in 1845, literally revolutionizing all weaving.

Howe had worked in a weaving factory for a long time and saw how hard it was for his colleagues to work long shifts. He wanted to increase production efficiency and make life easier for the workers. Thanks to his development, Elias became a millionaire, but he lived a very short life, passing away at the age of 47.

Today, the sewing machine is an indispensable tool in sewing factories, ateliers, and private tailors. Thanks to this invention, it has become possible to produce quality garments with even seams, and the time required for sewing has been greatly reduced.

Interesting Facts

  • Howe’s first sewing machine could make up to 300 stitches per minute.
  • The first devices cost a lot — about $130. That’s why it was not uncommon to see them sold in installments.
  • In China, during the reign of Mao Zedong, there was a saying that family well-being could be achieved by owning four items: a bicycle, a clock, a radio, and a sewing machine!

How to Celebrate

Use a sewing machine to make your own item or repair an old one. If you don’t know how to use it, the holiday is a great excuse to learn. Buy a sewing machine, and you can easily find lessons online.

Share the holiday on social networks. Ask users how often they use tailors and if they know how to use a sewing machine.

When is National Tailors’ Day celebrated in 2024?

National Tailors’ Day is observed on the first Wednesday in June each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday June 5 2024
Wednesday June 4 2025
Wednesday June 2 2026
Wednesday June 1 2027
Wednesday June 7 2028
Wednesday June 6 2029