Sew-Tric motors are found on many sewing machines sold in Britain in 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. They are good quality conventional brushed electrical motors without electronic components, so they are heavy and they don't quit working to this day. But after some 70 years, they often could use a clean or perhaps a change of… Continue reading Wiring Sew-Tric
The correct answer to the quiz is 22 or 23 machines. And no, not all of them are actually sewing! The closest answer was by Kerry - 24 machines. And here they are: 1 - Brothers Nothmann TS. 2 - Stoewer Serata VS2. 3 - Clemens Müller Veritas VS2. 4 - Singer 66K. 5 -… Continue reading Quiz results and more sewing machines
Couching is an embroidery technique of sewing a cord onto canvas with a fine thread so that the cord appears to simply lie on the fabric, frozen in time. In sewing machine parlance it is often called "cording", and there's a cording foot to guide the cord while zig-zagging over it. But this is really… Continue reading Couching wool with a sewing machine
How many uncovered sewing machines can you count in the photos of my sewing room from the previous post? Let's hear it! The rules: if it looks like a sewing machine, it counts. This means that sewing machines in their cases don't count because they look like boxes and not sewing machines (I'll have to… Continue reading Quiz: count the sewing machines
Hello everyone! The dust has sort of settled in our new house, and although there is still loads to do, life is also sort of back to normal. In particular, I'm back to sewing, and now I have a Sewing Room!! That's the estate agent's photo - the drive in front of the house is… Continue reading I’ve got a Sewing Room!
Hello everyone! 😃 This blog is not dead and will continue after a couple more months - I've got stuff lined up both on the tinkering front and on the sewing. But: we bought a house!!!!! It's been a month now that we got the keys, and we'll be moving in about a month, so… Continue reading New horizons
My latest project that used up SIX pieces of fabric from the leftovers stash - it's finished! Read all about it in the updated original post. 🤩