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Quarter-Inch Piecing Feet

Posted by Janet Szabo on

Quarter-Inch Piecing Feet

Quilter and vintage machine enthusiast Janet Szabo shares her experience with presser feet for piecing.

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The Servant in the House: A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

The Servant in the House: A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

This history of the sewing machine was written in 1929.

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History of the Sewing Machine (Infographic)

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History of the Sewing Machine (Infographic)

The history of the sewing machine in a single infographic.

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Singer 15 & Clones: Tension Mechanism Assembly

Posted by Janet Szabo on

Singer 15 & Clones: Tension Mechanism Assembly

Tension mechanisms aren't terribly difficult once you understand the assembly order. Janet takes us through the steps with excellent photos and description.

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2016 VSM Collectors Survey Results

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

2016 VSM Collectors Survey Results

Results are in! Our thanks to more than 800 vintage sewing machine enthusiasts who took the time to respond to our 36 survey questions during the summer of 2016.

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British Programming on Vintage Sewing Machines (1920s - 1960s)

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

British Programming on Vintage Sewing Machines (1920s - 1960s)

British Pathé is an extensive newsreel archive of 85,000 films spanning from 1896 to 1976, including great footage of vintage sewing machines and their operators.

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Sewing Machines in International Street Art

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Sewing Machines in International Street Art

Whether it's through graffiti or a mural, the sewing machine has inspired a number of street artists.

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 3: Reassembly

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 3: Reassembly

Part 3 of a beginner's tutorial on disassembling, cleaning, polishing, and reassembling a Singer 15 model sewing machine.

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15 Vibrant Paintings Featuring Vintage Sewing Machines

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15 Vibrant Paintings Featuring Vintage Sewing Machines

Sewing machines seem to have inspired many painters. These are our favorites.

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 2: Cleaning & Polishing

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 2: Cleaning & Polishing

Part 2 of a beginner's tutorial on disassembling, cleaning, polishing, and reassembling a Singer 15 model sewing machine.

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