Feed mechanism · Singer · Transverse shuttle

The secret of Singer 48K

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

Attachments · Buttonholes · Jersey · Singer · Transverse shuttle

Buttons and buttonholes with a transverse shuttle machine

Impossible! It doesn't do zig-zag. True. But possible. 😁 I made a pair of long-sleeved tops out of fine viscose jersey, so I used my Singer 48K to get that flexible stitch with 60% stretch. Now I need to make buttonholes in the cuffs. I'm fussy about the feel of my clothes, so I did… Continue reading Buttons and buttonholes with a transverse shuttle machine

Jersey · Singer · Transverse shuttle

Sewing the finest jersey with Singer 48K

My Singer 48K is set up for sewing fine jersey - from single knit light weight to the finest lightest jersey available to buy these days. I already described in detail why this machine is so wonderful, but it has never been easy to find just the right combination of various parameters for that perfect… Continue reading Sewing the finest jersey with Singer 48K

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

Frister & Rossmann · Singer · Transverse shuttle

The ultimate transverse shuttle machine – Singer 48K

This has to be one of my favourite straight stitchers - the Singer 48K. The machine came to me in a very well cared for condition. Much used, much loved, well maintained. It was obviously in use until recently - the oil didn't have the time to thicken yet. I was pleased, of course, but… Continue reading The ultimate transverse shuttle machine – Singer 48K