Who was the first person to start sewing?
But Elias Howe changed all that. Born on July 9, 1819, Howe came up with another way to make clothes. He patented the first practical American sewing machine in 1846. Maybe you thought the inventor was someone named Singer?
When was stitching of clothes started?
Sewing with awls
But about 45,000 BC, when people first began living in Central Asia, where it was colder, they wanted warmer, stronger clothing. They began to use sharp pointed sticks or stone tools called awls (pronounced OLLS) to poke holes in their clothes.