Vertical rotary hook · Vigorelli

The Mad Hatter – Vigorelli Fantasy

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

Janome · Sewing machines · Stitch library

Memory Craft 6000 stitch library

Janome’s Memory Craft 6000 is the only electronically controlled machine in my collection – I usually shun them as I cannot repair electronics. But this one has a reputation of being relatively indestructible, so I made an exception. πŸ™‚ Made in 1986, it has fairly modern reliable electronics, but no fancy graphical parts and no…… Continue reading Memory Craft 6000 stitch library

Fancy Stitches · Janome · Stitch library

Janome’s fancy stitches: New Home 551

I always find Janome’s designs to be very sensible. They may not have been the fanciest machines of their time, but they were always so very useful. Janome New Home 551 is such a machine. It has 14 built-in stitch patterns, independent zig-zag and stretch stitch, and a three-step buttonhole. That independent zig-zag and stretch…… Continue reading Janome’s fancy stitches: New Home 551

Fancy Stitches · Jaguar · Sewing machines · Stitch library

The Jaguar fancy stitches

The Jaguar sewing machines from 1970s had amazing fancy stitches. The machines were branded in Europe as Frister & Rossmann, and in America as Kenmore 158, see my recent post for more details. ​Having played with these machines for a while, I thought it would be useful to make an overview of all the different…… Continue reading The Jaguar fancy stitches