What is sewing?

  • (noun): Joining or attaching by stitches.
    Synonyms: stitching
    See also — Additional definitions below


Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the invention of spinning yarn or weaving fabric, archaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin clothing using bone, antler or ivory needles and "thread" made of various animal body parts including sinew, catgut, and veins.

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Sewing Table
... A sewing table or work table is a table or desk used for sewing ... large amounts of space and a full set of sewing tools ... Other attachments can be a cloth bag for storing sewing materials, drawers, or shelves ...
Sewing-Machine Needles
... Sewing-Machine Needles (62°58′11.8″S 60°29′39.1″W / 62.969944°S 60.494194°W / -62.969944 -60.494194) is a group of three prominent rock needles ... The name Sewing-Machine Rock was given by whalers for what was originally a conspicuous natural arch ...
List Of Dreams - Notable Dreams - The Sewing Machine
... Elias Howe invented the sewing machine in 1845 ... the needle close to the point, not at the other end was a major innovation in making mechanical sewing possible ...
Tacony Corporation - Divisions & Brands
... Tacony Corporation's brands are divided into 4 strategic business units Sewing, Home Floor Care, Commercial Floor Care, and Ceiling Fans Lighting ... Sewing Baby Lock, Nancy's Notions, Designer's Gallery, Tacony Sewing Central, Amazing Designs, Tacony Industrial Sewing ...
Sewing - Types
... Plain sewing The making or mending of clothing or household linens Fancy sewing Also fancywork ... Heirloom sewing The imitation of fine hand-sewing and fancywork using a sewing machine and purchased trimmings ...

More definitions of "sewing":

  • (noun): Needlework that involves sewing.
    Example: "She put her sewing back in the basket"
    Synonyms: stitchery

Famous quotes containing the word sewing:

    Their holders have always seemed to me like a woman who should undertake at a state fair to run a sewing machine, under pretense of advertising it, while she had never spent an hour in learning its use.
    Jane Grey Swisshelm (1815–1884)

    One has to look out for engineers—they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.
    Marcel Pagnol (1895–1974)

    ...there are important considerations in the world beyond plain sewing and teaching dull little boys the alphabet. Any woman who has brains and willing hands finds twenty remunerative occupations open to her where formerly she would have found merely the inevitable two—plain sewing, or the dull little boys. All she had to do is to make her choice and then buckle on her armor of perseverance, while the world applauds.
    Clara (Marquise)