The Sewing Machine
By: Lily Sallfors
The first sewing machine was created to mass produce uniforms for the French army.
How It Works:
A hooked needle passes through the cloth and then catches a thread located underneath the fabric. When the needle moves upwards, it brings a loop of thread above the fabric. A repetition of this cycle produces another loop that links with the first loop, resulting in a chain stitch.
(This process of stitching was the common stitch used at the time when Thimonnier created the sewing machine).