The Sewing Machine

Author: Rebekah Dorn

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 647

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

Mechanics of the Sewing Machine

Author: Singer Sewing Machine Company

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 82

View: 513

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Singer and the Sewing Machine

A Capitalist Romance

Author: Ruth Brandon

Publisher: Kodansha Globe

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 10

View: 155

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:

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 782

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 Sewing Machine

Author: Natalie Fergie

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 553

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.

The Sewing Machine Classroom

Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine

Author: Charlene Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 612

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!

Quick and Easy Patchwork on the Sewing Machine

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

Author: Susan Aylsworth Murwin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 37

View: 862

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