The Sewing Machine

Author: Natalie Fergie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911586043

Category: Families

Page: 320

View: 8665


It is 1911, and Jean is about to join the mass strike at the Singer factory. For her, nothing will be the same again. Decades later, in Edinburgh, Connie sews coded moments of her life into a notebook, as her mother did before her. More than 100 years after his grandmother's sewing machine was made, Fred discovers a treasure trove of documents. His family history is laid out before him in a patchwork of unfamiliar handwriting and colorful seams. He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

Singer and the Sewing Machine

A Capitalist Romance

Author: Ruth Brandon

Publisher: Kodansha Globe

ISBN: 9781568361468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 10

View: 7221


Women, booze, illegitimate children, fraud, bigamy, 19th-century capitalism, and the emergence of an empire . . . . These words describe the life of Isaac Merritt Singer. Although widely regarded as the inventor of the sewing machine, Singer actually modified an existing machine and marketed it to an America eager for the new tools of the Machine Age. His genius was in the advertising, service with a smile, installment plans, and marketing gimmicks he used to get the sewing machine in homes and sweatshops all over the world. This fascinating and detailed biography provides an insightful and provocative look at the American entrepreneur, unraveling a complex web of personal ambition, fame, fortune, and the attainment of the American Dream. Illustrated.

History of the Sewing Machine

Author: James Parton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783742854209


Page: 52

View: 7154


History of the sewing machine is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1872. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

The Sewing Machine Accessory Bible

Get the Most Out of Your Machine---From Using Basic Feet to Mastering Specialty Feet

Author: Wendy Gardiner,Lorna Knight

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312676581

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 9931


Explains which sewing-machine accessories to use when , with the aim of saving time, creating beautiful embellishments, working with difficult-to-handle fabrics and much more. Original.

The Sewing Machine

Author: Rebekah Dorn

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736826709

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6751


Introduces the history and development of the sewing machine and explains how a sewing machine works.

Fabricating Consumers

The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Author: Andrew Gordon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520267850

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 7269


Since its early days of mass production in the 1850s, the sewing machine has been intricately connected with the global development of capitalism. Andrew Gordon traces the machine’s remarkable journey into and throughout Japan, where it not only transformed manners of dress, but also helped change patterns of daily life, class structure, and the role of women. As he explores the selling, buying, and use of the sewing machine in the early to mid-twentieth century, Gordon finds that its history is a lens through which we can examine the modern transformation of daily life in Japan. Both as a tool of production and as an object of consumer desire, the sewing machine is entwined with the emergence and ascendance of the middle class, of the female consumer, and of the professional home manager as defining elements of Japanese modernity.

The Invention of the Sewing Machine

From Its First Steps to Its Success in the Market

Author: Grace Cooper,James Zimmerhoff

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548793128


Page: 202

View: 8480


The practical sewing machine is not the result of one man's genius, but rather the culmination of a century of thought, work, trials, failures, and partial successes of a long list of inventors. History is too quick to credit one or two men for an important invention and to forget the work that preceded and prodded each man to contribute his share. It is no discredit to Howe to state that he did not invent the sewing machine. Howe's work with the sewing machine was important, and he did patent certain improvements, but his work was one step along the way. It is for the reader to decide whether it was the turning point. Since the sewing machine has been considered by some as one of the most important inventions of 19th-century America, of equal importance to this story of the invention is the history of the sewing machine's development into a practical, popular commodity. Since many new companies blossomed overnight to manufacture this very salable item, a catalog list of more than one hundred and fifty of these 19th-century companies is included in this study. Still, the list is probably incomplete. Many of the companies remained in business a very short time or kept their activities a secret to avoid payment of royalties to patent holders. Evidence of these companies is difficult to find. It is hoped that additional information will come to light as a result of this initial attempt to list and date known companies. The dating of individual machines based on their serial numbers is also a difficult task. Individual company records of this type have not survived; however, using the commercial machines in the patent collection, for which we know one limiting date-the date the machine was deposited at the patent office-and using the records that have survived, an estimated date based on the serial number can be established for many of the better known machines.

The Sewing Machine Embroiderer's Bible

Get the Most from Your Machine with Embroidery Designs and Inbuilt Decorative Stitches

Author: Elizabeth Keegan,Liz Keegan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250048257

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1009


Describes how to get the maximum benefit from one's sewing machine's embroidery functions, explaining how to copy designs off the internet, stabilize fabric and determine which threads and needles to use for optimal results. Original.

Me and My Sewing Machine

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Kate Haxell

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607052342

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 8173


Stylish and practical techniques that make sewing simple.

The Magic Sewing Machine

Author: Sunny Warner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395827477

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 6344


An orphaned brother and sister are saved from the cruelty of the orphanage's headmistress by a magic sewing machine and the goodness of their hearts.

Queen of Inventions

How the Sewing Machine Changed the World

Author: Laurie M. Carlson

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9780761327066

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5679


Looks at the history of sewing and how it was transformed in the 1850s when an American inventor, Isaac Singer, not only invented a practical sewing machine, but also a way for everyone to afford one.

The Sewing Machine Classroom

Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine

Author: Charlene Phillips

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440216008

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2116


Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine! Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential. Learn how to: Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troubles Perform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothly Choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results Refine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garment An indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you’ll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

The Sewing Machine Master Guide

From Basic to Expert

Author: Clifford L. Blodget

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990022725

Category: Machine sewing

Page: 340

View: 3737


A comprehensive easy to navigate efficient sewing machine guide and reference book for beginners and experts.

The Flying Sewing Machine

Author: Nancy Zieman

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604689250

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 2133


Sewing is magic, creative, and fun, it's meant to be shared with a special someone. Let's fly off to Sewland and stitch something new where all the town sews at a quarter to two. This delightful children's picture book, written by Nancy Zieman of PBS's Sewing with Nancy, takes kids on a fun and exciting adventure to a magical land where everyone sews.

How to Use a Sewing Machine

A Beginner's Manual

Author: Marie Clayton

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910231673

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 681


Sewing is the perfect hobby - it is relaxing, creative and extremely useful! But sewing machines can seem complicated. This book has everything you need to know to choose, use and look after your sewing machine with confidence. The first chapters will help you choose a machine, explaining which features to look out for. Once you've got your machine home, the step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with everything. Learn how to set up your machine and its basic functions including: winding a bobbin, threading up and adjusting tension and stitch size. With plenty of information on basic dressmaking techniques, you will soon be tackling seams and hems, zips and buttonholes, gathers and pleats, binding and trimming. Feeling creative? Try out some decorative techniques - with machine embroidery, appliqué, patchwork and quilting. And if you get stuck, there is an invaluable trouble shooting section along with a jargon busting glossary. So whether you want to use your sewing machine to carry out simple repairs, customize and alter your vintage finds, create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, or make a stylish curtains and cushions for your home, be sure to have this manual by your side at all times!

Sewing Machinery

Being a Practical Manual of the Sewing Machine, Comprising Its History and Details of Its Construction with Full Technical Directions for the Adjusting of Sewing Machines

Author: John W. Urquhart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sewing machines

Page: 172

View: 7795


Girl with a Sewing Machine

The No-Fuss Guide to Making and Adapting Your Own Clothes

Author: Jenniffer Taylor

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782214564


Page: 128

View: 2792


Create your own unique clothes to fit your personality and your shape. This stylish, instructive book from The Great British Sewing Bee's Jenniffer Taylor shows you how to make and adapt your own clothes in a simple, no-fuss way. Using Jenniffer's fun and imaginative ideas, this book will teach you how to get started transforming unloved items of clothing into new and exciting outfits; how to customize clothes with doilies, tassels, tie-dyeing and block printing; and finally how to measure yourself, create patterns and make clothes from scratch, including dresses, skirts, tops, trousers and a coat. The book is packed with all the tricks of the trade that Jenniffer has learned along her sewing journey, and will get you started on your own #sewingrevolution!