The Sewing Machine

Itching to be Stitching!

You Must Have One!

The sewing machine can sew clothing five times faster than by hand. It sews straighter stitches and you can sew different materials together as well. No more sewing by hand and plucking your fingers! To stitch a man's by hand it takes 14 hours and 26 minutes but, with a machine it takes only 1 hour and 16 minutes.

This textile machine can be yours!


What does it do?

The sewing machine is being used in many factories and households. Elias Howe's machine had a needle with an eye at the point. The needle was pushed through the cloth and created a loop on the other side; a shuttle on a track then slipped the second thread through the loop, creating what is called the lockstitch. This machine is so great that we still use it to this day.

Did you know?

Elias Howe invented the first practical and successful sewing machine using the “two-threaded lock-stitch” method. Howe and Isaac Merritt Singer in 1854 battled over the patent, and Howe came out the winner. Isaac Singer made good changes to Howe’s basic model, and that was some of the debate. There were many companies producing sewing machines that were similar to Howe’s model, so he took those people to court.