This makes me laugh, cringe and feel insulted every time: "Antique sewing machine, belonged to my mum, bought in 1986!". Oh dear. I'd already finished school in 1986... Then if that machine is "antique", I must be "ancient" or possibly even "pre-historic" - definitely for those born after 1986! 😉 My dear millenials, we might… Continue reading 1980s is not antique!
A humble 1960s sewing machine from DDR... but why does it fetch £150 at auction? Textima VEB was created after WWII in East Germany by merging various local sewing machine manufacturers (largely stripped of all their machinery in post-war reparations). Notably, that included Clemens Müller and Naumann from Dresden and Singer from Wittenberge. Crême de… Continue reading Textima Veritas 8014
Compared to Vigorelli Fantasy, Maxi 3000 is completely sane, normal even. Compared to every other sewing machine, it is barking mad. Vigorelli's sideways movement of the needle plate is out of this world, and is certainly not something you see every day. The first model to have this feature was Fantasy, and I dubbed it… Continue reading Vigorelli Maxi 3000
I am done with the Supernova. Necchi might be a goddess among sewing machines, but for me her allure has all but faded. And here is why. Faulty transformer This seems to be a common weak spot in Supernovas: the transformer. The machines were sold all over the world, so instead of supplying a different… Continue reading The bane of the Supernova
Is it too hot to be sewing? The temperature is 30C (86F) - we're having a heat wave. My new 3D printed bobbins for Adler 87 suddenly started jamming. My old plastic bobbins for computerised Pfaff 7510 are also suddenly jamming! I blame the heat which makes the plastic expand. With Pfaff and other machines… Continue reading 3D printed bobbins jamming in the heat
Did you know - not every blog hides a shop and not every blogger promotes things for money. Time and again I get enquiries about things I'm selling - where are the listings and how to add things to the cart? 😯 Well, my dear readers - there are no listings or carts here! 😲… Continue reading This is not a shop!