Sailmaker Sewing Machine

Sailmaker Sewing Machine – Brother Disney Sewing Machine.

Sailmaker Sewing Machine

    sewing machine

  • A sewing machine is a textile machine used to stitch fabric,paper,card and other material together with thread. Sewing machines were invented during the first Industrial Revolution to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed in clothing companies.
  • A machine with a mechanically driven needle for sewing or stitching cloth
  • a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing
  • Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches


  • A person who makes, repairs, or alters sails as a profession
  • a maker of sails
  • A sailmaker is a person who makes and repairs sails for sailboats, typically working on shore in a sail loft. The sail loft consists of many other sailmakers as well. Large ocean-going sailing ships often carried sailmakers among the crew.
  • needles are similar to Leather needles but the triangular point extends further up the shaft of the needle. Used for sewing thick canvas or heavy leather.

sailmaker sewing machine

sailmaker sewing machine – Sailmaker's Apprentice

Sailmaker's Apprentice
Sailmaker's Apprentice
Learn how to design, make, repair, improve, and maintain sails
If you want to produce sturdy sails for daysailing and cruising, built of low-tech materials you can repair with a few simple tools, The Sailmaker’s Apprentice can show you how. Emphasizing the handwork that distinguishes the highest-quality, most durable sails, sail pro Emiliano Marino tells you how to select a rig, introduces you to sail shape and theory, and then shows you — step by step, with the help of over 700 detailed illustrations — how to sew patches, hand sew rings, fix tears or frayed edges, and stitch seams, not to mention how to make your own sails, canvas sailcovers, and sailbags from scratch.
A visual feast for the sailor as well as an indispensable guide for the mariner comprehensive apprenticeship, this hands-on reference is an illustrated tour of the world’s rig and sail types, contemporary and historical.


The skilled hands of sailmaker Andrew Soper guides a small sail through a sewing machine, making each stitch with the utmost attention to detail. Though the winter may not be sailing season, the schedule at the Kingston Sail Loft is a busy one, as many alterations and repairs are made in the off-season.


Rick is the sailmaker for the Enterprize. Trained in the old school, stitching sails by hand, he sometimes uses an old singer sewing machine. He was making repairs to an old main sail when I took this photo.

sailmaker sewing machine

The Sailmakers
When he realises a battle to free Great Britain from the threat of Napoleon Bonaparte is inevitable, Tom Welland, an early nineteenth century sailmaker, determines to persuade the owners of similar businesses throughout the West Country to join forces and use their skills to make the sails for the British Fleet. It is the beginning of the Industrial era and he realises they must move fast before small businesses succumb to mechanisation.

It is a time of political tension; the French king has fallen during the recent Revolution, and in Britain King George is ailing.

Tom, a widower, meets Rose through an accident which befalls her young daughter, and he soon realises he is becoming attracted to her.

Together, they teach labourers how to weave and sew the sails, until Tom volunteers for service on board The Victory, leaving Rose to ensure the sailmaking business continues to thrive.

Nelson is killed at the Battle of Trafalgar, and with mixed feelings Tom arrives home to find himself a hero.