Sectionalism on Sewing Machines

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The first machine at home was the sewing machine. At the time during the 1850's it was seen to be a miracle that a machine could sew by itself. (History) Today, a large quantity and variety of clothes that many admire are able to be made because of the sewing machines that produce clothes in quick time. Sewing machines have impacted the American society by making the life of countless housewives easier, developing American machinery, and starting the ability of individual business for many. Elias Howe, who succeeded in building a working sewing machine, saw his wife struggling with the sewing she took in to support the family. Howe developed a skill that the shuttle stitched 250 a minute without damaging the clothing. (Elias) Isaac Singer, an inventor and manufacturer, developed Howe’s sewing machine, which eventually led to the copy violation of the right of Howe’s sewing machine. Sewing machines allowed the start of individual business for many, including Elias Howe and Issac Singer. The history of sewing machines started with someone’s need, which so many others felt they needed, too.
Sewing machines made the lives of housewives much easier. Sewing by hand took long hours and was not productive. Many girls would have to learn how to sew at a young age in order to know how to sew once they were married. Long hours of labor would bring a lot of stress and tiredness to women. Lyrics from “The Song of the Shirt” describe the tiring labor of sewing, supporting the fact that sewing machines made the lives of the housewives easier. When Elias Howe (inventor of sewing machines) became too ill to work, he noticed his wife struggling with sewing she took in to help support the family. Most of the spinning and weaving was being performed ...

... middle of paper ... production and individual business success. I believe that the sewing machines should be considered as one of America’s greatest invention/development of all time. Today, sewing machines take a big part in factories and fashion businesses. Without sewing machines, the American fashion history would have not been as successful as known today.

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