Feed mechanism · Jersey · Transverse shuttle · Vesta

Flexible stitch with Vesta TS

Normally I sew my fine jersey with Singer 48K because it makes the most flexible stitch of 60% stretch even on a very thin material. But it's Spring, the sun is out and I don't want to sit indoors, especially now that I rescued a garden machine - Vesta Saxonia. She sews quite well, really… Continue reading Flexible stitch with Vesta TS

Bobbin winder · Changing needle type · Needle bar drive · Transverse shuttle · Vesta

The little Vesta Saxonia

I found her sitting by a street bin, abandoned. This is Vesta Saxonia TS, serial number 1477490, made in 1924, according to fiddlebase.com. Complete and working. This is a small model - what they call "half size". It has the typical geared Saxonia balance wheel with integrated handle - this is a hand-crank and the… Continue reading The little Vesta Saxonia

Modifications · Multi-needle · Transverse shuttle · Vesta

Transverse shuttle with triple needles – in search of a better cover stitch

Skip to the updates: A project begins Vesta is here! Conversion to modern needles, single and twin The offset foot Intermission The stitiching test Additional tension units The final stitiching test The verdict A project begins 17 August 2017 Cover stitch is an extension of two-thread chain stitch where the top thread lies flat like… Continue reading Transverse shuttle with triple needles – in search of a better cover stitch