Sitting in a high-backed chair, a girl works at a sewing machine, while another one, standing, observes the work being done by the former. The scene takes place in front of a window, giving the group a contre-jour effect.

This painting presents a situation from daily life, interpreted with great fidelity, as can often be observed in this artist's works. His frequent interest in genre scenes has left us an interesting witness of the private life of his time.