It is summer again and I am sewing a lot of fine jersey. If you look through my blog, you'll notice that I am rather obsessed with flexible seams - seams that stretch with the jersey instead of ripping under strain. I found that different machines, different mechanism types have varied success at this task,… Continue reading Flexible stitch: stitch length and other adjustments
I have three machines of the White vibrating shuttle design. One is made by White (model VS2-b), one is by Jones (Medium CS) and one by A.G. Mason (Defender). They were all made some time between 1889 and 1911, they all have a long arm vibrating shuttle design, but other details vary. So how do… Continue reading White, Mason, Jones
Ah, the first edition in the new house and new sewing room! Now that I've had a chance to settle down a bit and start using the new space, I found myself using it differently than I first thought I would... Typical. This overview is a bit different from the previous "crew" overviews because now… Continue reading My sewing crew – 5th edition
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
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!