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Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine (1854)

Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine (1854)

In 1854, Charles Miller received a patent for the sewing machine that stitches buttonholes! Imagine what our clothes would be like without buttonholes… Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.

Activity Ideas:

  • Print off and enjoy our sewing special edition Oomph! newspaper – here
  • Enjoy a simple sewing project to learn new skills – here
  • Play the Inventing Game with our activity – here
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  • Craft your own Macrame feather – here