A New England easy chair with its upholstery sectioned
A sewing needle
Armchair, designed in 1869 by George Jacob Hunzinger and patented on March 30, 1869. Wood, original upholstery. Brooklyn Museum
Needles used for hand sewing
An upholstered chair ready to be covered with the decorative outer textile.
Thread through the eye of a No.5 sharp needle
Leather-upholstered car seats
<Center> Magdalenian, Gourdan-Polignan France - Muséum of Toulouse
A motorboat cockpit.
Bone sewing needle, Early Neolithic period, Xinglongwa Culture
Tibetan needle-case
Metal container for pins from the second half of the 20th century. From the Museo del Objeto del Objeto collection

Upholstery: These needles are heavy, long needles that may be straight or curved and are used for sewing heavy fabrics, upholstery work, tufting and for tying quilts; the curved variety is practical for difficult situations on furniture where a straight needle will not work. Heavy duty 12" (30 cm) long needles are used for repairing mattresses. Straight sizes: 3"-12" long, curved: 1.5"-6" long.

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Upholstery needles (round point curved needles and button needles)

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A New England easy chair with its upholstery sectioned

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Sewing Fisherman´s Wife by Anna Ancher, 1890.

Sewing

Sewing Fisherman´s Wife by Anna Ancher, 1890.
A sewing bird or sewing clamp provides a "third hand" to hold fabric taut. Watercolor by Frank McEntee, National Gallery of Art, Index of American Design.
Early 20th century sewing in Detroit, Michigan.
A woman sewing as a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand.
Bangladeshi women sewing clothes.
A tailor fitting a suit in Hong Kong.
Hobby sewer cutting out fabric for a dress
Latest sewing machines Brother "Nexio" Direct Drive Lock Stitcher with Electronic Feeding System
Garment construction
Virtual sewing machine tools in a cloth simulation software
Digital clothing created with virtual sewing machine in a cloth simulation software

Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a sewing needle and thread.

Today, the low price of ready-made clothing in shops means that home sewing is confined largely to hobbyists in Western countries, with the exception of cottage industries in custom dressmaking and upholstery.