Sew on and Sew Forth

Ahead of National Sewing Machine Day, we explore the history of this pastime – from the first needles and thread to the rise and fall of Clydebank’s iconic Singer Tower and beyond

Despite coming to an agreement to share the patent and royalties, Singer went on to dominate the world of sewing machine production. Nowhere was this felt more clearly than in Scotland where the world’s largest Singer sewing machine factory was built in Kilbowie, Clydebank.

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