The Needle's Eye... Trends and Technologies Driving the Sewn Products Industry
The story is sourced from the June 1945 issue of The (original) NEEDLE'S EYE.
Howe, a Boston mechanic, completed and put into practical use a crude shuttle stitch machine that was destined to revolutionize the art of sewing and effect tremendous changes in the pattern of American life at that time
Prior to the year 1845, all garments were sewn by hand, requiring long hours of tedious work. By 1945, commercial sewing represented one of America's largest industries, and its products were more constantly encountered than any other items of people's daily existence.
This issue of The (new) NEEDLE'S EYE is a salute to Howe reflecting on the 100th Anniversary of his invention and the evolution of the sewing industry itself. The following story in the "Out of the Past" feature is presented as a historical sketch of the industry, the development of Howe's first machine, and subsequent events and progress of the equipment and methods leading up to June 1945. Dave Gardner, Editor/Publisher
100 Years of Machine Sewing
Early Sewing Machine Developments
1845 – Ushering in the Industrial Revolution
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Development of Production Methods
Mechanical Development of the Sewing Machine
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