A sewing machine is a machine that is used for stitching various fabrics. It has a needle and a shuttle to carry thread. These machines are often powered by treadle, waterpower, or electricity. With ongoing technological advancements, sewing has become easier and less time consuming than in the past.
The global sewing machine market is likely expand at a significant rate in the next few years. A key factor driving the global market is high demand for apparel led by rise in population. The global population has grown tremendously over the last few decades. This, in turn, has driven the demand for clothing. Moreover, the global apparel industry has been witnessing significant growth over the last few years. This can be attributed to transformation of clothing products from basic to luxury and fashion items. Readymade garments are used in various end-use industries as industrial protective wear. Sewing machines play a crucial role in the production of readymade garments. Thus, rise in the demand for readymade garments is estimated to significantly fuel the global sewing machine market during the forecast period. Another key factor propelling the sewing machine market is the increasing demand for industrial sewing machines. Apparel manufacturers often prefer high-end sewing machines, as they save time and energy. However, availability of counterfeit products is posing a threat to the market.
The global sewing machine market is witnessing technological advancements and it is primarily focusing on reducing the time taken to market the products manufactured. Furthermore, the concept of vision sewing is a recent trend fueling the market. Vision sewing helps obtain flawless decorative stitches, in the absence of highly skilled labor.
The global sewing machine market can be segmented based on product, type, application, sales channel, and geography. In terms of product, the market can be classified into cylinder-bed, flat-bed, feed-off-arm, raised, and post-bed. Based on type, the sewing machine market can be classified into mechanical, electronic, automated, embroidery, and overlock. In terms of application, the market can be divided into residential and industrial. The industrial segment can be sub-segmented into clothing industry, leather industry, and textile industry. The industrial segment is expected to dominate the market in the next few years, owing to increasing demand for high-end industrial sewing machines. Based on sales channel, the global sewing machine market has been segmented into online channel and offline channel.
In terms of geography, the global sewing machine market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific is expected to hold a major share of the global market during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to economic growth, low manufacturing costs, inexpensive labor, favorable government policies, and increase in the demand for apparels in the region.
Major manufacturers in the global sewing machine market are making significant investments in research and development activities. Prices of sewing machines are increasing worldwide. The global sewing machine market is highly competitive, owing to presence of a large number of local as well as international manufacturers of sewing machines across the world. Sewing machine vendors are primarily focusing on the introduction of innovative solutions with advanced features and high efficiency to achieve more rapid and effective operations. Key players operating in the global sewing machine market are Brother Industries, Ltd., Bernina International AG, Juki Corporation, Million Special Industries Co. Ltd., Pegasus Sewing Machine Mfg. Co. Ltd., JACK Sewing Machine Co. Ltd., Shang Gong Group, Kaulin Mfg. Co. Ltd., PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH, Singer, and Seiko Sewing Machine Co. Ltd.
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