Who invented sewing?
But Elias Howe changed all that. Born on July 9, 1819, Howe came up with another way to make clothes. He patented the first practical American sewing machine in 1846. Maybe you thought the inventor was someone named Singer?
When did sewing machines become widely used?
Sewing machines did not go into mass production until the 1850s when Isaac Singer built the first commercially successful machine.