Crew · Sewing machines

My evolving sewing crew – 3rd edition

​​ These machines are installed in my sewing room and are being used all the time. Each machine has its own unique set of functions which are needed in different situations, so although “all the time” does not mean 24/7, it still means that these machines are needed regularly and should be ready, willing and…… Continue reading My evolving sewing crew – 3rd edition

Cleaning · Crew

Oil and varnish are a girl’s best friends

Especially if that girl is a vintage sewing machine. It’s only been about a year since I started using the older sewing machines, i.e., the ones of at least 100 years old. Before that, it was new machines at first (new in the early 1990s) followed by progressively going back in time until I found…… Continue reading Oil and varnish are a girl’s best friends

Cleaning · Crew · Vibrating shuttle

A new girl joins the club – restoration complete

It’s a 1908 Singer 27K. Found her on eBay, won for 99p… plus £15 postage… The seller wrote: “Got it out of an old garage, took it off the treadle because the wooden table was rotten, don’t want to throw it out”. I mean, what would you do? Skip to Day 1 update. Skip to…… Continue reading A new girl joins the club – restoration complete

Crew · Sewing machines

My evolving sewing crew – 2nd edition

​ These machines are installed in my sewing room and are being used all the time. Each machine has its own unique set of functions which are needed in different situations, so although “all the time” does not mean 24/7, it still means that these machines are needed regularly and should be ready, willing and…… Continue reading My evolving sewing crew – 2nd edition