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What is a sewing machine?

The sewing machine doesn’t just mechanically perform tasks that you can do manually. It offers various features that allow you to go much further than sewing only by hand . In addition, it is ideal for doing particularly precise work, always regular and durable.

The first sewing machines are mechanical: a patent was filed in 1830 by Barthélemy Thimonnier, who built a wooden device capable of finishing 200 stitches in a single minute. At the time, the machine simply reproduced the movements of the hand. But in 1834, the American Walter Hunt used for the first time a can to work simultaneously with two sons . In 1868, the bobbin sewing machine was patented – it works with a pedal . Over time, the mechanical models improved. At the dawn of the 1940s, an engine was added to the device, which made sewing much easier and above all cheaper to make .

Today, you can still choose between an electronic or mechanical sewing machine . The former are easier to use, even though the latter are theoretically less expensive. There are many brands on the market, but the decision does not necessarily depend on the manufacturer. Indeed, before positioning yourself on a model, you must above all master the characteristics of this very particular product. We must also distinguish family machines, easy to transport, industrial machines, placed on sewing tables, very bulky.