The first possible patent for a machine that sewed was a 1755 British patent issued to German, Charles Weisenthal.
Thomas Saint was granted the first patent for a complete machine for sewing in 1790. It is not known if he created a working prototype.
In 1804, a French patent was granted to Thomas Stone and James Henderson for "a machine that emulated hand sewing."
In 1810, German, Balthasar Krems invented an automatic machine that could sew caps.
Josef Madersperger made several attempts at inventing a sewing machine and was issued a patent in 1814. All of his attempts for the machine were unsuccessful.
In 1818, the first American sewing machine was invented by John Adams Doge and John Knowles. Their machine was not able to sew any useful amount of fabric before malfunctioning.
The first good sewing machine was invented by the French tailor, Barthelemy Thimonnier, in 1830.
In 1834, Walter Hunt built America's first (somewhat) successful sewing machine.
Elias Howe invented a good american sewing machine on September 10, 1846.
Sewing Machines began to attract attention about 1853. After that their sales have been increasing.
On June 2, 1857, James Gibbs patented the first chain-stitch single-thread sewing machine.
In 1860 more than 110,000 sewing machines were produced in the United States alone.
Helen Augusta Blanchard of Portland, Maine patented the first zig-zag stitch machine in 1873.
Finaly in 1889 a sewing machine was for home use.
By 1905, the electrically-powered sewing machine was being used a lot.
Modern Sewing Machines are smaller, typically white and have different modes for different items.