Sewing Machines

I have been lurking for a while checking out everyone’s great vintage style creations. I am finally posting adding my own! This is a modern Butterick pattern (5846) with a retro flair.  I sewed  almost the entire dress on my “new to me” 1948 Singer Featherweight.  I cheated and used my modern Singer for the button [...]

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I fell in love with this machine, as soon as I saw it on ebay. The clean lines, the “atomic style” shape, unlike any other machine I’d seen before. Designed in Switzerland, and made in Holland, circa 1950s.    For under $100 (including interstate postage), I think I got a bargain! The machine arrived in [...]

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Am “vacationing” at my favorite, veddy exclusive B&B – home of dear friends K & G.  Their house is better than a museum or antique store, because there are so many collections of things I love, like vintage patterns, fabrics, and laces.  G has his man cave to go to, where all his antique trucks [...]

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I bought this adorable “Little Betty” toy 50s sewing machine on ebay this week, because for $25,I couldn’t resist it! After playing with it for a bit, I was able to thread the top of the machine, and by cranking the handle, I got some sort of “sewing” happening. (Yes, it has a proper needle, [...]

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Hello everyone! I’m new here. I’ve been a “stalker” for a few weeks now, truly enjoying all of your creations and somewhat envious of your talent! Here is my first project I plan on making. It’s a pattern I won on Ebay, with the backdrop of my Grandmother’s 1947 Domestic sewing machine. I plan on [...]

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(Click on the smaller images to access fullsize versions) With everybody else raving about Simplicity 3688, I went to Simplicity 6433 and its ‘Fuss Free Fit’ for my first pair of ‘granny trousers’: it suddenly dawned on me that back in the 1980s trousers actually used to fit me right off the rail in addition [...]

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I thought I’d share some advertisements from an old magazine I have…  The magazine is Pins and Needles. I thought these add were great – I also use a Bernina Record, so I just had to smile. You can see other scans over on my blog, I didn’t want to overload you all with heaps [...]

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Hello again! I’m back with an update on my adventures cleaning my Singer 66. As I mentioned before, it’s from 1923 and quite dirty, gunky, rusty etc, so I’ve slowly been disassembling and scrubbing everything. Most recently I took apart everything on the bottom of the machine, cleaned it, and put it back together. I’m [...]

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I’ll try this one more time I think must have done something wrong the first time I wrote this. My husband found these feet at a garage sell and bought them for me. I said,”Cool, now I need a sewing machine to go with them.” He said,”Oh, you mean these won’t work with the machine [...]

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As long as I can remember I have wanted an old Singer sewing machine. The dream came true a few months ago. Oh joy! I got it along with many other vintage treasures (read more about that here) It is black with a hand crank and I love it. I was a little unsure of [...]

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