A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 296,711
Currently Running With Scissors:
497 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Antique machine--Pfaff 130 advice and/or info? (HAS IMAGES)  (Read 3934 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
craftydame
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

i love glitter and glitter loves me.
Offline Offline

Posts: 6960
Joined: 19-Feb-2004

hi craftster! i've missed you!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2006 10:11:14 PM »

http://www.sewingmachine-sales.co.uk/sewing_machine_info/video/62/ruffler-attachment.html

that video shows a newer machine using the ruffle foot, but it might help you figure out how to use yours. also, the video is showing it being used to sew the ruffle directly onto flat fabric, but you don't have to do it that way. i worked for a costumer who made cancan dresses for goldrush shows in the yukon, and we gathered the ruffles, then sewed them onto the dresses.

you can also gather using a shirring foot like this - http://crafty-dame.livejournal.com/10877.html#cutid1 but it won't gather nearly as much, especially if the fabric is thick. i thought the shirring foot was fabulous when i got it, and it's still great for gathering lace when i'm too lazy to put the ruffle foot on, but it's not nearly as fabulous as the ruffle foot!

i've bought feet from www.agreatnotion.co m before and they'd be a great way to figure out what the feet you have are for. click on sewing machine and serger accessories, then on sewing machine presser feet, and you get pages of feet to look at!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

check out my crafty blog!

i like exclamation marks.
thingwraith
Awaiting zombification
Offline Offline

Posts: 1098
Joined: 07-Oct-2004

Horse Montage!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2006 10:48:28 PM »

crafty_dame:
That's awesome!  Watching the ruffler in action is pretty freaking cool I have to say.
Thanks for all the links, I am definitely going to check them out. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://zomboid.com
My website, newly redesigned as of 9-2010! ^_^

http://facebook.com/heycookie
Yes, I have one of those, too. ^^;
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 27527
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2006 09:43:38 AM »

Ha ha--so much fun to learn about my "new" old machine!!I am going to try the ruffler attachment--that would be so cool if it works since I want to make some aprons with ruffles!!

Here is the pic of my new best friend!!  Maybe you can see the rigged up electrical on the right--two types of wiring held together with electrical black tape!!  I do unplug it each night for safety!!



Cool links--thanks crafty_dame!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

thingwraith
Awaiting zombification
Offline Offline

Posts: 1098
Joined: 07-Oct-2004

Horse Montage!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2006 11:59:55 AM »

alwaysinmyroom, your machine is so beautiful!  She really looks even more vintage than mine!  I wonder how old she is...do you know?  I know mine is from 1953 according to the certificate, but yours looks even older. Smiley
Wow, yeah..I think unplugging the cord is a good idea, I hope I can remember to do that when I use this. ^^;
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://zomboid.com
My website, newly redesigned as of 9-2010! ^_^

http://facebook.com/heycookie
Yes, I have one of those, too. ^^;
thingwraith
Awaiting zombification
Offline Offline

Posts: 1098
Joined: 07-Oct-2004

Horse Montage!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2006 12:58:37 PM »

Hey, if anyone wants a machine like this there is one on ebay right now for only 30$ (no bids yet).
I found it while searching for more info.
Here's the link if anyone's interested:

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-PFAFF-130-SEWING-MACHINE_W0QQitemZ260020153894QQihZ016QQcategoryZ41251QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://zomboid.com
My website, newly redesigned as of 9-2010! ^_^

http://facebook.com/heycookie
Yes, I have one of those, too. ^^;
electric rabbit
Offline Offline

Posts: 41
Joined: 02-Apr-2005

playing dead in the shower


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2006 04:36:26 PM »

that looks like a great machine!  i would take it in for a tune up, call around and find someone with experience with antique machines.  i sew with an early-60s singer, its the most wonderful machine ever.  pre-1970s machines will work forever because they have all metal parts, no computers to fry or break down.  lots of sewing machine makers had a program where you could trade your old machine for the latest model, then the dealers would take the traded-in machines out back and smash them to bits!  this kept the price of the machines up, since they weren't going to break down by themselves anytime soon.

have fun with your new/old machine!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

augustine.

oh, i can smile about it now but at the time it was terrible!
thingwraith
Awaiting zombification
Offline Offline

Posts: 1098
Joined: 07-Oct-2004

Horse Montage!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2006 05:44:18 PM »

I'd love to get it checked over and tuned up, but there is nothing in my rural-ish area for that kind of thing.  Also the dang thing weighs about 121829182918 pounds and I dread the thought of moving it again any time soon. ^^;
Just swiveling it up to get at the bobbin case is a chore...ugh haha ok I'm exaggerating but it is really heavy. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://zomboid.com
My website, newly redesigned as of 9-2010! ^_^

http://facebook.com/heycookie
Yes, I have one of those, too. ^^;
McJulie-O
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006 08:01:03 PM »


You guys need to learn how to do simple wiring like replacing power cords and replacing plugs. The youngest Boy Scouts (12 years old) can do those things, and they are not so terribly difficult to learn.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Miz Spike
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2006 11:11:41 AM »

It looks like an absolutely wonderful machine. Those old metal-bodied straight stitchers will work practically forever if you keep them clean and oiled and the movers don't drop them and wreck the timing. ( It olnly took a couple of years of going to fixit shops before I decided to fiddle with it myself and it works fine now, many years later, but dropping a machine is not recommended).

Congratulations on finding asuperb sewing machine. May you stitch happily fora long time.

Miz Spike
THIS ROCKS   Logged
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 27527
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2006 10:36:38 AM »


You guys need to learn how to do simple wiring like replacing power cords and replacing plugs. The youngest Boy Scouts (12 years old) can do those things, and they are not so terribly difficult to learn.


ha ha--I know HOW to wire (I wired my entire basement for lighting), but somehow, I can't bring myself to do it on this machine yet--it just seems like part of the history...I rarely use it now that I have two others to use, thanks to a good friend and my sister!!  It is just for inspiration from my creative relatives of the past....

Weird thing--the body of the machine says MERCURY but the case says SINGER.  I found out from our local sewing machine repair place that almost all of the machines were Singer from this era (1930's?) but other companies like Sears (Kenmore) just put their name brand on it--

The footpedal says 115 volts but most modern houses are 120 volts so I am not sure if just changing out my plugs are going to make it any safer--I will check with my electrician--in the meantime, I just have it set up as a weird home decoration, ha ha

Did you guys see the old sewing machine that was snagged for about $10? It is awesome!! The front part has a gorgeous embossed metal piece--drool!!!



THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!
Meatless Monday: Kale and Edamame Salad

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.