It took me well over a year to get my hands on a copy of this pattern that I could actually afford. I started to wonder if the pieces were layered in gold or something the way the prices would skyrocket everytime one came up on Ebay! Persistence pays though, eventually I lucked into one where the seller obviously did not research prior sell prices!
These quality sewing machines are not only still available at inexpensive prices, but as they are all mechanical, you can restore and maintain them yourself! The good news is that I have taken all that hard-won knowledge from buying way too many vintage sewing machines and used it to create Vintage Sewing Machines where you can learn everything you need to buy, restore, and use your own vintage sewing machine. During the course, I take you step-by-step through the four steps to acquire a vintage sewing machine:.
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The benefits of a site like eBay are that the selection is tremendous and changes daily. The downside is that you usually have to pay for shipping, which can greatly raise the total cost of the machine. High shipping costs can depress bidding, however, so one could argue that it evens out in the end.
I just in the past week bought a vintage Singer sewing machine. It also is a model, though it is electric. I enjoy your reading your blog.
Great write-up! Glad I made it over here to read it. My "trick" to get past the acquisition phase is to limit my collection to pre machines and no more than one of any.
Before there were zigzag machines, home sewing machines were solely straight-stitch. These easy-to-clean, easy-to-maintain machines did one thing and did it well—so well, in fact, that many garment sewers myself included prefer sewing with them today. Look closely at the design of the original straight-stitch foot.
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