Intuitive sewing machine progresses to international stage of Dyson award
An intuitive sewing machine designed to simplify threading and speed control for the user has been chosen as one of the eight UK James Dyson Award runners up and will progress to the international stage.
The Alto sewing machine uses a force sensor in a rubber foot underneath the base which allows beginners to control speed from any hand position, with a metal guide running from reel to needle for the user to follow.
A flexible drive shaft was designed to replace the traditional pulley system, which is said to increase room for the fabric and improve visibility of the sewing area. By increasing the appeal and accessibility of sewing, Alto could encourage users to recycle and repair clothes which would otherwise end up in the bin.
To find out about the winner of the UK leg of the award, click here.
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