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« Reply #260 on: December 07, 2007 07:34:28 PM »

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Any hints for getting accessories for machines that are 43 years old?

Ebay Smiley  That is what I have to do.  Are you sure you can't use current Bernina accessories?  Sometimes they are standardized from early on!


1957 SInger 401a Slant-o-matic Smiley  Was my grandmother's old machine.  I LOVE it.  I'm totally hooked on vintage singers now.  Mine is a knee switch too, I never thought I would like it as much as I do, but it is really easy to use!  I hope I never have to get a new one.
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« Reply #261 on: December 07, 2007 08:12:52 PM »

Kitten Wrangler that is a BEAUTY!! Not only is it a solid Bernina but the style is so cool!
I'm jelous & my hubby just let me spend 2K on a new machine.....
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« Reply #262 on: December 08, 2007 09:54:59 AM »

I love looking at everyone's old sewing machines.

Here are mine.

This Brother machine I purchased as a b~day gift for myself a few years ago.  I should've listen to the lady at Walmart when she said it was good for mending clothes but nothing if you really want to sew.  Almost a year later I was searching for another machine.

Here is what I use to have: (please don't mind the purse hanging from it but it's the only picture I have of my ol' machine)


And then one day while browsing Ebay I saw this and while I was a little skeptical of buying it considering I couldn't try it out or anything, I figured that it was cheaper than my Brother machine (and that was including $25.00 shipping charge) so I bought it and I absolutely love it.  I haven't had one problem with it except for the time that I decided to clean it all out and didn't put the feed dogs on properly  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #263 on: December 08, 2007 01:22:01 PM »

First off, all the vintage machines are gorgeous!  I really love the old Singers with the golden inlays.  And the ones that look like they weigh pounds too!   Wink  My mom has an old Singer and I hope I get it someday...it's that gunmetal steel color and is very heavy.

But I digress...I own this awesome (blue!) Kenmore Mini-Ultra, and it is such a workhorse!  I've never sewed denim, but it has made quite a few a-line skirts and dresses.  Oh, and placemats too!   Wink  I was going to upgrade after the new year, but this baby does such a fine job, and is so cute I can't bear to part with her.  (Oh, and does anybody have suggestions for a name?!  She needs a name!)

(Please excuse the beer if you are under 21.   Cheesy )

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« Reply #264 on: December 08, 2007 05:34:20 PM »

Don't drink & drive your machine! I'm sorry but that made me LOL
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« Reply #265 on: December 19, 2007 04:47:48 PM »

Kitten Wrangler that is a BEAUTY!! Not only is it a solid Bernina but the style is so cool!
I'm jelous & my hubby just let me spend 2K on a new machine.....

I've just been reading through a bunch of posts in the sewing forum and have come to the conclusion that you, Penlowe, are incredibly knowledgeable about sewing machines.

Therefore, I appreciate your compliment even more!
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« Reply #266 on: December 19, 2007 07:06:56 PM »

I'll thank my dad  Cheesy, he taught me everything about the sewing machine (starting with a treadle then advancing to mom's Elna), my car's engine, diesel engines....and so much more. My dad likes to call himself a 'professional tinkerer', he's a research scientist by trade.
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« Reply #267 on: December 20, 2007 07:59:34 PM »

Now, I just need to complete the presser foot collection. Any hints for getting accessories for machines that are 43 years old?
I would start by calling Bernina.  They may either have the same part in stock or an equivalent.  If not, then eBay or a company that refurbishes old machines would be your next bet.
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« Reply #268 on: December 20, 2007 08:23:13 PM »


My machine is a 1960's vintage Kenmore, model #158-161.  A friend of mine was moving half way across the country and gave it to me free including the wooden cabinet.  She mentioned it needed a cleaning and it was her MIL's machine.  It was sent to be cleaned and repaired and it needed a zig-zag cam.  Now it works as well or better than the new ones for about the same price overall.  My favorite part is it reminds me of my mom's old Singer that originally was in a cabinet.  It has some panels in the same avocado green too. 
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« Reply #269 on: December 21, 2007 02:31:41 PM »

1957 SInger 401a Slant-o-matic Smiley  Was my grandmother's old machine.  I LOVE it.  I'm totally hooked on vintage singers now.  Mine is a knee switch too, I never thought I would like it as much as I do, but it is really easy to use!  I hope I never have to get a new one.

Sigh...a slant-o-matic.  There are not words for how jealous I am.

Bernina 730 Record, and completely indestructible. No light plastics, no stupid computerisation, just a mechanical machine that has never failed me.

What a beauty!  I, too, love machines with the knee pedal.  My current one (a Singer Touch and Sew 603) has a knee pedal, but something about it is sticking, so it's easier to use it on the floor.  Someday, though, I'm gonna get that knee pedal working again!

I'm such a sucker for vintage machines.  Who needs all that computer crap on a sewing machine!?
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