Changing needle type · Needles

Convert your vintage machine to modern needles – for needle clamps with side insertion

Many vintage sewing machines use old types of needles that are no longer being made. This is very annoying because it forces you to retire an otherwise fabulous machine for the stupid reason that you can’t find the needles for it! But fear not, the solution is here. You can give your dearest the gift…… Continue reading Convert your vintage machine to modern needles – for needle clamps with side insertion

Bobbins · Feet · Needle plates · Needles · Skipped stitches

Skipped stitches and their remedies

It’s one of the most common problems in sewing: skipped stitches. But it can have many different causes and so may require different remedies. So let’s take a closer look! Needle and thread Special needles Thread tension The right needle plate The right foot The right foot pressure Mechanical issues Needle and thread Of course…… Continue reading Skipped stitches and their remedies

Bobbins · Needles · Sewing machines · Vertical rotary hook · Vibrating shuttle

Jones needles and bobbins for CS and Spool

​ Jones was one of the oldest British sewing machine manufacturers, established in 1859 in Greater Manchester.  Jones produced a number of classes of sewing machines, but I have only worked with cylinder shuttle (CS) and rotary (Spool), so this post focuses on them. Jones CS is a vibrating shuttle machine after a White design,…… Continue reading Jones needles and bobbins for CS and Spool