I am done with the Supernova. Necchi might be a goddess among sewing machines, but for me her allure has all but faded. And here is why. Faulty transformer This seems to be a common weak spot in Supernovas: the transformer. The machines were sold all over the world, so instead of supplying a different… Continue reading The bane of the Supernova
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!
Necchi Supernova machines have an electrical block regulating the current to the motor and the lamp. Necchi Supernova Julia has a somewhat different block, see Dan's post. Here is the underbelly of a 1955 Necchi Supernova flat bed with the electrical block at its right end. This is the European version of the "First Edition", i.e.… Continue reading Wiring Necchi Supernova
Necchi went Supernova in 1955 - there was a big bang but the world survived. 🙂 It says lifetime guarantee on that ad, I wonder if I can pop my Supernova to a local Necchi dealer for a free repair? The balance wheel clutch is still stuck. Hello! This is my Necchi Supernova Automatica… Continue reading The Supernova
I have new inventions to report! Wow, I'm so excited!! Well, to be fair, they are not brand new inventions of mine, but rather adaptations of my existing sewing machines to do new things. Still exciting though! Skip to Chain stitch on a vertical oscillator Skip to New double needle double step stitch The chain… Continue reading New inventions!