Kōrero: Clothing and footwear manufacturing

Home sewing

Home sewing

While men’s clothes were tailor-made or shop-bought, women often made their own clothes and their children’s. Sewing machines were widely available by the 1890s. This woman is demonstrating a Victory treadle sewing machine. The simpler fashions of the 20th century made home sewing easier.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Steffano Webb Collection (PAColl-3061)
Reference: 1/1-004058; G
Photograph by Steffano Francis Webb

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jane Tolerton, 'Clothing and footwear manufacturing - Māori and colonial clothing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23978/home-sewing (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jane Tolerton, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010