Brother PS-31 – Gifted

This little Brother sewing machine was sent off to a new home yesterday. Amal was incredibly happy to receive it and I am blessed to be able to bless her. Here is a link to a manual – not the exact model but similar enough to help…..

Handmade Community Sewing Group 2023

Another year and lots of wonderful sewing, learning and socialising in our community sewing group. Here’s a reminder of the dates we have so far for the year, but please remember that these may change because of holidays and other unforeseen circumstances. You may ask what are we going to make? but as always IContinue reading “Handmade Community Sewing Group 2023”

Christmas Stocking Tutorial…

Follow along as I show you how to make Christmas Stockings. These are fully lined and strong enough to carry all the lovely Christmas surprises. To make your stockings you need two designs of fabric in either 100% cotton or polycotton. You could also make these in a lighter weight upholstery fabric but not tooContinue reading “Christmas Stocking Tutorial…”

Winding a bobbin – vintage Brother 661

I have created this video at the request of one of my YouTube followers who has this machine but cannot wind the bobbin. I hope this will be of use to others who have this model or a similar vintage machine. You will find other vintage sewing machine videos and tutorials at Hesketh Emporium orContinue reading “Winding a bobbin – vintage Brother 661”

Betsy is fixed!

Betsy is a Bernina Virtuosa 160 which has given me a fair bit of trouble since I’ve had her. I’ve previously serviced her and she’s been in the Handmade Community sewing room for a while but suddenly she stopped pulling the fabric through the machine. I’ve had her at home for well over a yearContinue reading “Betsy is fixed!”

On the workbench today- Bernina Activa 140…

Say hello to Brianna. I brought her home from my community Sewing group to give her a service and one of the spool holders has broken as well. This will need to be modelled and reprinted on our 3-D printer and I’ll leave that to my amazing hubby.

One Newhome rescues another….

Isn’t it amazing when you receive three Sewing Machines in a couple of weeks of each other and one has to be scrapped but as a result a part from it is used to rescue another one! I can’t believe that the Sewing Machine I scrapped yesterday has given new life to this old girl.Continue reading “One Newhome rescues another….”

Not all Vintage Sewing Machines can be rescued…

I’m often gifted Sewing Machines which I restore and pass on to people that are learning to sew. The problem is that not all sewing machines can be repaired and are worth repairing. I generally base my decision on whether to repair a machine on its worth now and the quality of the machine toContinue reading “Not all Vintage Sewing Machines can be rescued…”