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The Secret Life of the Sewing Machine

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The Secret Life of the Sewing Machine

In 1988, British public television aired a series called The Secret Life of Machines, created by Tim Hunkin. It included the sewing machine.

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 1: Disassembly

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 1: Disassembly

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

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1939 "Goofybike" Keeps Family in Stitches

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1939 "Goofybike" Keeps Family in Stitches

Maybe you've seen the "Goofybike" invented by Charles Steinlauf. Here's the story behind it.

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Sewing Machines in Animated GIF Images

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Sewing Machines in Animated GIF Images

Eleven of our favorite silly animated images featuring sewing machines - plus a happy dance!

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Celebrities & Their Sewing Machines

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Celebrities & Their Sewing Machines

17 images of actors, singers, and royalty of various sorts with sewing machines. But do they know how to use them?

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30 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Children Sewing

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30 Beautiful Vintage Photos of Children Sewing

We've scoured the web so you don't have to. Images ranging from adorable to heart-breaking, all poignant if not beautiful.

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Our Favorite Reasons to Read the Sewing Machine Times

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Our Favorite Reasons to Read the Sewing Machine Times

We can't stop pouring over The Sewing Machine Times, an industry trade paper published from 1882 to 1924.

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 4: Finishing

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 4: Finishing

If you are joining this series here on Part 4, you may want to check out: Part 1: The Handle Part 2: Removing Fabric Part 3: Sanding & Wood Repair...

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The Artistry of Vintage Elna Ads

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The Artistry of Vintage Elna Ads

Vintage Elna magazine ads, posters, and cards are some of the most beautifully designed and rendered of all the vintage marketing.

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10 Hardcore Sewing Machine T-Shirts

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10 Hardcore Sewing Machine T-Shirts

These vintage sewing machine T-shirts will definitely attract attention, and isn't that the purpose of T-shirt designs?

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