Sew With Sarah —- 1975-2015

| March 10, 2015

Sew With Sarah is celebrating our 40th Anniversary this year! As many of you already know, I learned the Oriental Method of Pattern Making while on a military tour to Taiwan with my husband and family.  A young Taiwanese woman we met at church offered to help me get registered at a local pattern making […]

Elias Howe – Inventor of the Lock-Stitch Sewing Machine

| April 28, 2009

Elias Howe grew up in poverty in Spencer, Massachusetts on his parents’ farm.  Born in 1819, he was sickly as a child and had difficulty performing chores around the farm, but he did them anyway. He later got rich from his invention and patent of the lock-stitch sewing machine, considered one of the great breakthroughs […]

Ebenezer Butterick – An American Inventor

| March 10, 2009

Ebenezer Butterick was born in Sterling, Massachusetts in 1826 and he spent much of his life, up until he was 37 years old, sewing clothes and cutting fabric in his hometown.  Historians say that although he was a competent tailor, he wasn’t earning very much money, until his sewing expertise turned him into an unlikely […]