Carlson, Laurie M.
QUEEN OF INVENTIONS : HOW
THE SEWING MACHINE CHANGED THE WORLD
Brookfield, CT : Millbrook
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
many of you have ever heard of a sewing machine? Of course you have.
They are very common. Most households have one. But what was
life like before the sewing machine was invented? Back then, all
sewing had to be done by hand. Girls were taught how to sew from
a very early age. After all, they would be expected to sew all the
family's clothes, the bed linens, the towels, and anything else the family
might need. Isaac Singer knew that if he could figure out a way to
have a machine do this task, he could be rich. So, he spent much
time working on it. And guess what? He was finally successful!
Just how much did the invention of the sewing machine change the world?
I think you might be surprised!
Singer, Isaac Merritt, 1811-1875.
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