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A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric, cards, and other material 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 vastly improved the efficiency and productivity of fabric, clothing and needle industries. Home sewing machines are similar—designed for one person to manually sew individual items while using a single stitch type. Modern sewing machines are designed in such a way that the fabric easily glides in and out of the machine without the hassle of needles and thimbles and other such tools used in hand sewing, automating the process of stitching and saving time.
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