• Sewing by Lamplight
    Sewing by Lamplight
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Sewe To perform the duties of a sewer. See 3d Sewer.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sewing Table in Plain Oak Sewing Table in Plain Oak
Detail of the Sewing Table Detail of the Sewing Table
Sewing the quarter Sewing the quarter
Sewing Sewing
Howe's sewing machine Howe's sewing machine
Wilson's sewing machine Wilson's sewing machine
Shoe sewing machine Shoe sewing machine
sewing basket sewing basket


  • Marcel Pagnol
    Marcel Pagnol
    “My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.”


In literature:

This can be tied up with heavy cord or even sewed up in burlap to prevent damaging the skin in transit.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
Assistants in the Cooking Department and Sewing Room: Malinda A.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Yes, she sewed for a dressmaker who sent her marvelous dresses to embroider.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
It then goes to the modern sewing machine.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
My Aunt Kezia gave him up after a while, and went on sewing in silence.
"Out in the Forty-Five" by Emily Sarah Holt
You may think the little girl's life was dull with lessons and sewing and going to bed at dusk.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
When the men had eaten and gone, the dishes were soon washed up, and then mother and daughter brought their sewing.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
There was a wicker sewing-basket in the room, Miss Letitia's property.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
Well, I don't know but that would be a nice way to help teach you to sew.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
No business was to be transacted and the girls were not to sew unless they wished.
"A Missionary Twig" by Emma L. Burnett

In poetry:

Rocking by the window,
Wrapt in visionings,
Lo, the gentle mother
Sews and sings,
Shaping to a low song
Wee, soft things!
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Kille, kille, lambkin mine,
Take good care of that fleece-coat thine!
Sewed to one and another,
Warm it shall keep my mother.
"Lambkin Mine" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Hath Hafbur sent thee here to me?
Then art thou a welcome guest,
And all the sewing that I can
Shall I learn thee at my best.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
Close her out of this hour of grief,
And casting the earth on her, like a breath,
Sew her tenderly, that she may-
Reap her death!
"Lines To A Lady" by Djuna Barnes
“Hearken, sweet nurse, whereso thou art,
Why wilt thou mock me still?
Never cast I one word at thee,
Went thy sewing well or ill.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
O it was Hafbur the King’s son
Began to sew at last;
He sewed the hart, and he sewed the hind,
As they flee from the hound so fast.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris

In news:

(WBNG Binghamton) Janome America Inc has recalled its Elna Sewing Machines.
To enter for your chance to win the book, tell us: What is your favorite episode of Sew it All TV so far.
Benzel initially learned to sew and quilt from her mom but she's been 'seriously qu.
The shop has a 14-feet-long Gammill Statler Stitcher machine that can sew more than 1,000 different designs on the back of quilts.
"I had people who wanted to sew ," Huynh says.
During my freshman year of high school I was required to take home economics and shop class where I learned basics skills in sewing, cooking, woodwork and metal work.
Sew It All is only available for a few more weeks, and we have less than 100 copies left in our store.
Knitting, sewing and jewelry-making may not seem like the height of geekdom, but that hasn't stopped one e-commerce site from attracting the attention of some influential technology investors.
Her Quaker grandmother taught her to sew.
Efficient, low-cost bagging of industrial and agricultural products Designed to bag free-flowing materials in wide-mouth bags Sewing machines and.
No need to sew, just pat them into place with an easy-to-use product.
Full sewing instructions appear in the Dec/Jan '13 Sew News.
Producer/designer Peter Young has selected Rancho Dominguez, CA-based Sew What.
Canton company sews millions of flags each year .
Marcia Hoff sews a US veterans flag to honor veterans of all services and wars at RS Sewing in Canton.

In science:

The sewing axiom along with some other axioms of CFT says that all of these is defined uniquely as soon as it is defined for the sphere with three punctures at 0, z0 , ∞ and local parameters z , z − z0 , 1/z .
On the affine analogue of Jack's and Macdonald's polynomials
In order to apply the cutting and sewing arguments below one would have to introduce somewhat more complicated ob jects than the n-point functions we have been considering until now: the correct ob jects to consider are n-loop functions where each boundary loop consists of, say, three links.
Quantization of Geometry
Sewing is also the axiom which the Hennings invariant and its nonsemisimple cousins fail.
Three-Dimensional 2-Framed TQFTs and Surgery
Lewellen, Sewing Constraints for CFTs on Surfaces with Boundaries, Nucl.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
In this section we report on one way of understanding the connection between K-theory and D-branes based on simple considerations of sewing and topological field theory.
Some Comments on Branes, G-flux, and K-theory