sewing machine


: a machine that is used for sewing things

Examples of sewing machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a tiny grand piano, complete with working keys; a Singer sewing machine with small reels of thread; and a Hoover vacuum cleaner, its cord carefully wrapped around its handle. Megan Specia, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 But that was really just my introduction to a sewing machine. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 9 Feb. 2024 The sewing machine, introduced in the 1840s, brought about its own moral panic, mostly regarding women. Larry Magid, The Mercury News, 18 Jan. 2024 The walls of their kitchen display more photographs and cultural ephemera, and another room, from which Esperance, a seamstress, works, is filled with vivid fabrics, a sewing machine and scraps from past projects. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 June 2023 Peretz married Anne Devereux Labouisse, an heir to the Singer sewing machine company fortune. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 2 Oct. 2023 At home in Biên Hòa, north of Ho Chi Minh City, his grandmother had taught him to sew buttons and patch holes on an old Singer sewing machine. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 15 Aug. 2023 Verna was sitting at her own sewing machine now, which was perched on the dining table, taking in this memory when her cellphone rang. Melina Mara, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2023 Racks of clothes, casting boards, a sewing machine, artwork, and even the designer’s dog Powie were in residence. Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Sewing machine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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sewing machine

: a machine for sewing
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