Sewing machine – machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies. Since its invention around 1790, the sewing machine has greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of the clothing industry.
Sewing Machine – The sewing machine was invented in 1846 by Elias Howe in Massachusetts. Today sewing machines are used by countless artists, designers, and hobbyists.
Lockstitch – the most common mechanical stitch made by a sewing machine.
- invent – to come up with a new, useful, and nonobvious idea, plan, explanation, theory, principle, novel device, material, or technique which is a creation of the mind
- Elias Howe’s Sewing Machine – Elias Howe’s innovation, in addition to the mechanical improvements to his machine, was in putting together all of the work of his predecessors, and producing a sewing machine used around the globe.