A Section of invention History claims that The first functional sewing machine was invented by the French tailor Barthélemy Thimonnier in 1830. Other tailors feared for their livelihood, and burnt his workshop down.
Charles Fredrick Wiesenthal,a German-born
engineer working in England was awarded the first
British patent for a mechanical device to aid the art
of sewing, in 1755. His invention consisted of a double pointed needle with an eye
at one end.
In 1790, the English inventor Thomas Saint invented THE FIRST sewing machine design, but he did not successfully advertise or market his invention.
History also claims that that In 1804, a sewing machine was built by the
Englishmen Thomas Stone and James Henderson,and a machine for embroidering was constructed by John Duncan in Scotland. An Austrian tailor, Josef
Madersperger, began developing his first sewing
machine in 1807. He presented his first working
machine in 1814.
The first machine to combine all the disparate
elements of the previous half-century of innovation
into the modern sewing machine, was the device
built by English inventor John Fisher in 1844 for the
processing of lace materials.
The Question is who REALLY INVENTED the sewing machine?.