foot-operated sewing machine
Isaac Singer

Inventors, Inventions . 2014.

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  • Sewing machine — Sewing Sew ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster] {Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sewing machine — any of various foot operated or electric machines for sewing or making stitches, ranging from machines with a shuttle for a spool of thread and a needle for sewing garments to industrial machines for sewing leather, book pages together, etc.… …   Universalium

  • Sewing machine —    The earliest known sewing machine was created in France by Barthélemy Thimmonier in 1830, however, mounting pressure from tailors guilds at the time thwarted its success. In 1846, American Elias Howe perfected and patented the lockstitch… …   Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

  • sewing machine — sew′ing machine n. clo any of various foot operated or electric machines for making stitches, ranging from machines for sewing garments to industrial machines for sewing leather, book pages, or the like …   From formal English to slang

  • sewing machine — /ˈsoʊɪŋ məʃin/ (say sohing muhsheen) noun any of various hand operated, foot operated or electric machines used for sewing, embroidery, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sewing — Sew ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster] {Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed. {Sewing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sewing horse — Sewing Sew ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster] {Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sewing press — Sewing Sew ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster] {Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sewing table — Sewing Sew ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster] {Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • machine — machineless, adj. /meuh sheen /, n., v., machined, machining. n. 1. an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work: a sewing machine. 2. a mechanical apparatus or contrivance;… …   Universalium

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