joining or attaching by stitches
needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
"she put her sewing back in the basket"
The action of the verb to sew.
Something that is being or has been sewn.
the act or occupation of one who sews
that which is sewed with the needle
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. Although usually associated with clothing and household linens, sewing is used in a variety of crafts and industries, including shoemaking, upholstery, sailmaking, bookbinding and the manufacturing of some kinds of sporting goods. Sewing is the fundamental process underlying a variety of textile arts and crafts, including embroidery, tapestry, quilting, appliqué and patchwork. For thousands of years, all sewing was done by hand. The invention of the sewing machine in the 19th century and the rise of computerization in the later 20th century led to mass production of sewn objects, but hand sewing is still practised around the world. Fine hand sewing is a characteristic of high-quality tailoring, haute couture fashion, and custom dressmaking, and is pursued by both textile artists and hobbyists as a means of creative expression.
The numerical value of sewing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sewing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of sewing in a Sentence
My job is cutting and sewing - I am a surgeon.
Beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table
Performance models need to have a more assertive sound, with more bass. It cannot be a high pitched din, like a sewing machine. It has to be futuristic.
They talked about binders – things that compress a girl’s chest to make it appear you don’t have what is there, and they talked about how students can make fake testicles by filling pantyhose with rice and sewing them into their panties.
There's promising evidence coming out to support what a lot of crafters have known anecdotally for quite some time, and that's that creating -- whether it be through art, music, cooking, quilting, sewing, drawing, photography (or) cake decorating -- is beneficial to us in a number of important ways.
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