Sewing Machine

made by Elias Howe

Introduction

In 1846, Elias Howe created the sewing machine. The sewing machine binds materials together with thread. It stitches fabric together without using the use of hands. It made making clothes very cheap and fast. There are many gears, pulleys, and motors to make it work. It might seem very complicated but in the end, its quite simple.

How the Sewing Machine Works

Howe had made a machine that could go 250 stitches a minute. The process used a curved needle with an eye at the tip that carried the thread through the cloth. The loop of the needle was locked by a thread that passed through to the shuttle. The seamstress hung in the materials on a plate in front of the needle. The stitch was tighter and stronger than any previous stitch made. It was called a lockstitch.
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