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Need? Probably not. Want? Ah, now we are getting somewhere... 😉 I currently have 12 lockstitch machines in active use, plus 3 overlockers, plus 1 little chain stitcher, plus 4 machines that need a little work to come into active duty. Do I really need another? No. My existing sewing crew covers almost all of… Continue reading Do I need another nice old sewing machine?
Finally, someone made a table for a free arm machine! Well, it is not a new table. It's a 1960s Husqvarna table designed for their free arm Vikings. As you can see, it's been well used and needs revarnishing - but we are not doing it in this 30C heat. 🙂 The table is collapsible… Continue reading A table for the free arm
I have four long bobbin machines, five if you count the little one too. Three are vibrating shuttle machines, one is a cylindrical transverse shuttle - all four "medium" tailors' machines. The fifth one is a Wittler hybrid - a transverse vibrating shuttle. These five machines between them not only can sew any fabric under… Continue reading My secret weapon
And what is more stitch-intensive than quilting? The project I am making a quilted bag for my AEG 760 overlocker - and it's a cube! 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. I decided to quilt all panels individually and then sew them together with flat seams: the batting will always remain in single layer but the… Continue reading Those gears need work!
Wheeler & Wilson' D9 was a very successful rotary machine - and was reproduced and modified by many manufacturers. Wheeler & Wilson themselves produced many versions of this machine and kept improving various aspects of it as time went on. In 1905 Singer took over Wheeler & Wilson and in turn produced some D9-based machines… Continue reading The D9 and its incarnations
I've already had one of these - a Singer 66K with Lotus decals (although I think they are thistles really). But I sold it in a misguided attempt to reduce the number of machines in my sewing corner. Have been missing it ever since, so had to get a replacement. 🙂 But I promise to… Continue reading Singer 66K – another homecoming