If one wants to get super-picky and hung up on semantics,
most items are held together with something that was pulled through the fabric/material with a thread puller.
So- EVERYTHING (nowadays) is sewn with some sort of needle (thread-puller - thank you, Jean M. Auel) and cord/thread/leather/sinew/fiber.
So, the big difference is the what the needle is being held by
If the needle is held in someone's hand - I would say it was "sewn by hand" or "hand sewed"
or if the needle is attached to a machine - I would say it was "sewn by machine" or "machine sewn" -
even though we know that in most cases the fabric was guided by a person.
I think I would say "specially made" or "custom made" and just avoid using the term "hand-made" if any mechanized tools were used in the process.