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Vintage Sewing Machine Action!

June 4, 2015

I love my vintage machines. I now own eight vintage machines – meet the entire family. They are beautiful, yet functional and each one has a unique personality. A couple of them, Liz Tailor and Thyme, have the vibrating shuttle bobbin mechanism. I’ve come to prefer it and believe I get a much better tension with these machines.

Both Liz Tailor and Thyme, are Singer 128s. Liz Tailor sits in a lovely solid wood cabinet and Thyme lives in a bent wood case, in perfect condition, and is operated by a knee drive. I prefer knee drive operation to the pedal versions. I feel as though I have better control over the stitching.

The bobbins are long and thin and winding them is fun. I can watch them go for hours! Check it out for yourself!

Vibrating Shuttle, Singer 128

Vibrating Shuttle, Singer 128

Liz Tailor, Singer 128 in solid wood case

Liz Tailor, Singer 128 in solid wood case

Liz Tailor, Singer 128-13

Liz Tailor, Singer 128-13

Thyme, 1936 Singer 128 (bent wood case)

Thyme, 1936 Singer 128 (bent wood case)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Heathet permalink
    June 8, 2015 7:25 am

    Love your old beauties. I know what you mean about the knee switch, I have an Elna Supermatic that I love.

    • June 8, 2015 8:07 am

      Thanks! They are all special in their own right. The knee drive machines are my favourites as it seems like I have a bit more control.

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