List of sewing machine brands
This is a list of notable sewing machine brands and companies. A sewing machine is a machine used to stitch fabric and other materials together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.
Sewing machine brands and companies
- Bernina International – privately owned international manufacturer of sewing and embroidery systems. The company was founded in 1893 in Steckborn, Switzerland, by a Swiss inventor Fritz Gegauf.
- Brother Industries - Sewing machines company in Japan. In 1908, Established Yasui Sewing Machine Co. for sewing machine repair service, the predecessor to BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD., in Nagoya. The first product marketed under the Brother brand was launched in 1928, Designed for making straw hats. Succeeded in mass-production of home sewing machines in 1932. Launched S-7300A NEXIO[] the world's first electronic feeding system in 2015. Brother Industries also develops and sells garment printers (printers used for garment and fabric printing).
- Davis Sewing Machine Company
- Elna – Swiss company which mass-produces sewing machines. Elna began operations in the 1940s. In the late 1940s and 1950s, an increased demand for sewing machines in the United States transpired, and Elna machines were imported into the U.S., as well as other sewing machines from companies in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Sweden.
- Feiyue Group
- Jack – JACK SEWING MACHINE CO. LTD., which was established from August 27th, 2003 in Taizhou, Zhejiang, China
- Jennie June – manufactured by the June Manufacturing Company, which was founded in 1879
- Jones Sewing Machine Company
- Kimball and Morton of Glasgow – former manufacturer of domestic and industrial sewing machines based in Glasgow, Scotland that was active between 1867 and 1955.
- Leader Sewing Machine
- Merrow Sewing Machine Company
- National Sewing Machine Company – former Belvidere, Illinois-based manufacturer founded in the late 19th century, it manufactured sewing machines and other products.
- Necchi – founded by Vittorio necchi in Pavia, Italy in 1919. Necchi made many models always to the highest standards and pioneered many improvements to modern machines. Toyota bought Necchi in 2003.
- Singer Corporation – American manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I. M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark.
- SVP Worldwide – private company that designs, manufactures and distributes consumer sewing machines and accessories around the world under the brands Singer, Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff.
- Tacony Corporation
- Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company
- Union Special – American industrial sewing machine company based in Huntley, Illinois
- VSM Group – formerly named Husqvarna Sewing Machines
- White Sewing Machine Company
- VI.BE.MAC. S.P.A - Italian Sewing Machine manufacturers specialized in producing Automatic Industrial Sewing machines for Denim operations.
- Glossary of sewing terms
- Lists of brands
- List of sewing stitches
- Barthélemy Thimonnier – a French inventor who is attributed with the invention of the first sewing machine that replicated sewing by hand
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