My Pfaff Creative makes unsurpassed buttonholes. It's a computerised machine, so of course she's got programs for several types of lovely buttonholes. But this is not unique and not particularly remarkable. The most remarkable bit is a simple mechanical aid that makes all the difference. The first thing you notice is of course the sliding… Continue reading Pfaff’s unsurpassed buttonholes
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
This is a full size vibrating shuttle machine based on New Home design. Mundlos serial number is 1816620, and according to fiddlebase.com it puts it right into the middle of World War II in 1942-43. The machine was branded "Empire" - I refreshed the lettering and added "Mundlos" because I like to see the maker's… Continue reading Mundlos 100
Singer 48K is a transverse shuttle machine like no other: it can make a flexible stitch with up to 60% stretch on the finest jersey. I haven't found another type of machine that can do that. But how does it do it? What's the secret? First I thought it was the feed because it's different… Continue reading The secret of Singer 48K
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!