Clemens Müller · Hengstenberg · Jones · Singer · Stoewer · Transverse shuttle · Vibrating shuttle · Whittler transverse vibrating shuttle

My secret weapon

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

Clemens Müller · Feed mechanism · Needle plates · Singer · Stoewer · Vibrating shuttle


When it comes to dogs, bigger is definitely better. More umph. Better bite and firmer grip. Wider moul. Comes with bigger feet. ​ I am talking about sewing machine feed dogs. 🙂 The photo above shows three interchangeable feed dogs for vibrating shuttle machines - they all have the same mount but rather different teeth.… Continue reading Woof!

Clothes · Feet · Jersey · Nanotex · Sewing technique · Stoewer · Vibrating shuttle

Sewing nanotex jersey, or the vibrating shuttle supremacy

It's the latest thing in textiles - the nanotex, or fabrics made of extremely fine fibres, finer than microfibre, hence the "nano" bit. The fabrics themselves can have a substantial body to them, the theory being that using multi-stranded extra fine fibres is closer to nature since this is what fine wool and silk are… Continue reading Sewing nanotex jersey, or the vibrating shuttle supremacy