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…”

Pearl – the Singer…

Meet Pearl the Singer 15k which according to the records dates from 1906. Pearl belongs to Fiona, one of the ladies from my Handmade community sewing group. Fiona‘s hubby bought this little singer for her but she’s been on display for a while as Fiona was unsure whether she worked properly or not. I’ve givenContinue reading “Pearl – the Singer…”

Novum Deluxe Mark III

This lovely old lady was gifted to me by Margaret whose mum owned it and wanted to pass it on to somebody who would use it. I’ve given her a service and a clean and she works like a dream. This is a straight stitch only sewing machine but everything is in perfect working orderContinue reading “Novum Deluxe Mark III”

The gift of sewing…..

I love all things sewing and making, but I love being able to give the gift of sewing to others just as much. In fact, I love it so much that I teach community sewing groups in Wigan. In addition to teaching beginners to sew or improve, when they show a real interest and desireContinue reading “The gift of sewing…..”

Junker & Ruh 1886 Handcrank Sewing Machine & Manual….

This little beauty has been sitting patiently waiting since 2020 for her turn on the workbench. I started out with the basics – a good mechanical clean and oil to see if we could get her to turn. It took a bit of work and TLC but once that was sorted I moved onto threading.Continue reading “Junker & Ruh 1886 Handcrank Sewing Machine & Manual….”

Viking Husqvarna 6460 – Viola

I purchased another vintage machine. I have a few of these machines now and this one is also destined for a new home soon. The machine looks extremely well kept and outwardly nearly new.  The problem was that the seller insisted hubby tested the machine before he took it away and with these machines that canContinue reading “Viking Husqvarna 6460 – Viola”

Bernina Matic 802 Electronic …

The free-motion embroidery that you see here is my first attempt at it using a wonderful online course by Jo Hill. You can find all the information on her website here. Here is a link to the Bernina 801_2_3 Sport sewing machine manual which is very similar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jSy0pOF0sgN0yK4lvHqKmonfCK4caq-N/view?usp=sharing How to thread your Bernina 802 ElectronicContinue reading “Bernina Matic 802 Electronic …”