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A vintage Singer sewing machine.

A sewing machine is used to stitch fabric together with thread. Sewing machines were an invention of the industrial revolution that made it possible to sew faster than people could sew by hand. Some sewing machines are also used for embroidery.

Types of sewing machines

There are three main types of sewing machines:

  1. electric
  2. hand
  3. pedal/treadle