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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
sewing machine
▪ A sewing machine has only one bobbin.
▪ He had just bought a sewing machine in Warsaw and he intended to open his own shop in their small town.
▪ Take the case of the Singer sewing machine.
▪ Then the announcement that she had bought a used sewing machine.
▪ We never close the branch-line of the heart, its sad little, slow little sewing machine.
▪ With a sewing machine and polyester thread to match the garment, set two rows of straight stitches by the tacking stitches.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Sewing machine

Sewing \Sew"ing\, n.

  1. The act or occupation of one who sews.

  2. That which is sewed with the needle.

    Sewing horse (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.

    Sewing machine, a machine for sewing or stitching.

    Sewing press, or Sewing table (Bookbinding), a fixture or table having a frame in which are held the cords to which the back edges of folded sheets are sewed to form a book.

sewing machine

n. Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches

sewing machine

n. a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing

Sewing machine

A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies. Since the invention of the first working sewing machine, generally considered to have been the work of Englishman Thomas Saint in 1790, the sewing machine has greatly improved the efficiency and productivity of the clothing industry.

Home sewing machines are designed for one person to sew individual items while using a single stitch type. In a modern sewing machine the fabric easily glides in and out of the machine without the inconvenience of needles and thimbles and other such tools used in hand sewing, automating the process of stitching and saving time.

Industrial sewing machines, by contrast to domestic machines, are larger, faster, and more varied in their size, cost, appearance, and task.

Usage examples of "sewing machine".

Gates, didn't want any books, but I nearly sold her a sewing machine.

She added her vote to the sewing machine because it was a machine itself, so in a way it added yet another level to the levels he had talked about.

It wasn't that they found the prospect of running a sewing machine company all that exciting.

Higgins Sewing Machine Corporation is a good company, but it's not the only one.

The sewing machine company could have gone that way if it hadn't been for Trent fussing over details and Sarah asking how much everything would cost.

Then she swung her aunt's sewing machine out into the middle of the room.

Joan pulled a chair up to the sewing machine and then stood waiting, with her face turned toward the sound of those heels.

Since those forgotten afternoons when her niece barely had enough interest to turn the crank on the sewing machine, she had reached the conclusion that she was simpleminded.

The sewing machine treadle had made me so horny that it only took a minute of rubbing my pussy to make me come.

You probably need a special industrial sewing machine or something.

She closed the door into the dark part of the basement, pushed a chair under the knob, and pushed a sewing machine against it.

In addition to sinks and drying racks, an ironing board and sewing machine, it contained cupboards for storage and supplies, two long worktables, and several comfortable chairs.