Monday, January 27, 2014
New to Me
After months of scanning the internet, I finally found a vintage, portable, electric sewing machine with both a straight and zig zag stitch.
She´s a 1960´s Alfa model 103 and came with the original instruction book and a whole bunch of accessories and gizmos.
I figure she´s been put away somewhere for a while, so I should probably disassemble the relevant parts and make sure she´s clean and oiled, but when I tried her out before taking her home the stitching was solid and quiet.
She will do a whole bunch of embroidery stitches, which seem more applicable to baby clothes than anything to me, BUT you can also drop the feed dogs, the little teethed plates that push the fabric under the pressure foot, so there is an option for free-form sewing used in machine embroidery and quilting that´s all the rage.
V has already started rearranging the second bedroom so I can have a space to work. So woot for me!!