The Sewing Machine

Author: Rebekah Dorn

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736826709

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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

Singer and the Sewing Machine

A Capitalist Romance

Author: Ruth Brandon

Publisher: Kodansha Globe

ISBN: 9781568361468

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 10

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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.

Fabricating Consumers

The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan

Author: Andrew Gordon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520267850

Category: History

Page: 285

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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 A-Z of the Sewing Machine

Author: Maxine Henry

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780713487534

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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From appliqu� to zippers, bindings to smocking, this A to Z brims with decorative ideas and handy tips for using the sewing machine. The guide’s simple format and visual instructions will open up a world of techniques and inspiration. There’s invaluable information on choosing a model, keeping the right tension, mastering different stitches, doing twin-needle sewing, adding buttonholes, fixing hems, and much more.

The Sewing Machine

Author: Natalie Fergie

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 1911586246

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Over 100,000 copies sold 'A tapestry of strong characters and accomplished writing' Herald Scotland 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 a hundred 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 colourful seams. He starts to unpick the secrets of four generations, one stitch at a time.

Quick and Easy Patchwork on the Sewing Machine

Step-by-step Instructions and Full-size Templates for 12 Quilt Blocks

Author: Susan Aylsworth Murwin,Suzzy Chalfant Payne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486237701

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 37

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Make 12 high-quality patchwork quilt blocks in less than an hour with full-size, reusable cardboard templates and complete instructions.

History of the Sewing Machine

Author: James Parton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783742854209

Category:

Page: 52

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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 Classroom

Learn the Ins and Outs of Your Machine

Author: Charlene Phillips

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440216029

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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“An amazing book especially if you are new to sewing . . . the best sewing machine book out there yet.” —Sewing Machines View 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! “This one is staying on my shelf. I’d recommend this book to all, from those starting on their sewing journey to those who have travelled a long way.” —Significant Seams

Making an Old-Fashioned Patchwork Sampler Quilt on the Sewing Machine

Full-Size Templates and Complete Instructions for 24 Quilt Blocks

Author: Andrea Shedletsky

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486245881

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

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Step-by-step guide for making a patchwork sampler quilt on a sewing machine provides 24 full-size templates for quilt block patterns and complete instructions for preparing fabrics, finishing details, and much more. Dozens of illustrations.

The Quick and Easy Giant Dahlia Quilt on the Sewing Machine

Step-by-step Instructions and Full-size Templates for Four Quilt Sizes

Author: Susan Aylsworth Murwin,Suzzy Chalfant Payne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486245012

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 30

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Noted quilting teachers and authors provide complete instructions and accurate templates for making classic American quilt on the sewing machine. Patterns come in three different sizes for a wall hanging, full- and queen-sized beds. Elegant looking; easy to do.

Queen of Inventions

How the Sewing Machine Changed the World

Author: Laurie M. Carlson

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9780761327066

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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 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

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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.