Why would you take a pretty and fully functioning old sewing machine, damage its case and remove its shuttle? Greed. You’d hope to sell the shuttle and bobbins separately from the machine, expecting to double your profits. Triple even, if you sell the bobbins separately from the shuttle. Then you’ll sell the machine with its…… Continue reading Some people…
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It happened again – I rescued another poor soul. Start here First impressions 189? The ships The head The feed The mechanism compared to Singer 12 The first transformation 2 February 2018 Despite the looks, it is a rather special old dear: a Hengstenberg/Anker transverse vibrating shuttle known as the Wittler mechanism (no, I’ve never…… Continue reading The Hengstenberg/Anker Wittler – a transverse vibrating shuttle
Sewing machines based on the Singer 15 design are often referred to as “standard domestic”, in particular their bobbins and needles. They were first introduced in 1895 with Singer model 15 and so are also known as “class 15”, remaining unchanged to this day. Well, almost. 🙂 The bobbins remain indeed unchanged but the bobbin…… Continue reading The not so standard “standard domestic” bobbin case of Singer 15
Skip to the updates: A project begins Vesta is here! Conversion to modern needles, single and twin The offset foot Intermission The stitiching test Additional tension units The final stitiching test The verdict A project begins 17 August 2017 Cover stitch is an extension of two-thread chain stitch where the top thread lies flat like…… Continue reading Transverse shuttle with triple needles – in search of a better cover stitch
My Lada T132 is badged Sewmaster and it is one of my favourite sewing machines. It’s got straight stitch, zig-zag and fancy stitches with Singer Fashion Discs – the flat variety. I’ve had it for some seven years now, and it has always been doing its job steadily and without fuss, as you would expect…… Continue reading Tuning and TLC for Lada T132
If you thought that Necchi’s Supernova was mad with its stackable cams and four pattern modifiying knobs with virtually infinite design variations, then you haven’t seen Vigorelli Fantasy. Bigger stackable cams that combine several patterns, seven pattern modifying knobs and levers, and a feed mechanism not only moving back and forth, but also sideways giving…… Continue reading The Mad Hatter – Vigorelli Fantasy