Elisa Howe's Wife
Elias Howe was the first person to patent the sewing machine, on September 10, 1846. He invented it in 1845. He came about the idea in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1835 he was 16 and got a job in a textile mill in Spencer, Massachusetts. His wife hand sewed for a living, and thats the main reason he invented the sewing machine.