Even sewing machines can be upgraded via the internet these days.
Husqvarna Viking said that sales of its embroidery enabled sewing machines have increased by 20 per cent this year, thanks to technology.
Husqvarna Viking has patented a sensor system that provides consumers with a constant flow of new features for their machines which can be upgraded via floppy disk or downloaded from the internet.
The company claims its hi-tech features have encouraged more people to take up sewing.
Earlier this year Husqvarna Viking introduced the first sewing machine with a built-in disk drive and microprocessor, called Designer I. The company is the only sewing machine manufacturer to offer a full-colour touch screen.
The disk drive and microprocessor allow consumers to customise sewing and download new patterns directly from the Internet into their machine. Via a full-colour touch screen the designer can immediately see what the pattern will look like.
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