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Topic: Breathing life back into a vintage Fiatelli sewing machine - *Finished Project*  (Read 3504 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2013 04:55:54 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013 08:30:21 PM »

Soledad- I learned by doing, I guess.  Smiley  I've been taking things apart to see how they work for as long as I can remember (and I can remember having my diapers changed).  It used to drive my parents batty.  lol.  So I looked for screws and unscrewed them, and took LOTS and LOTS of pictures.  Cheesy  Really old machines have fewer parts and are made of metal so they last forever and are less complicated.  (Did I mention that my Fiatelli weighs 30 lbs all by itself???)  Start visiting your local thrift stores regularly.  I don't know how much sewing machine motors cost new, but the old machines pass through thrifts stores.  My fiatelli cost $5 at auction, and my Elna cost $2 at a thrift store.  Both of them came with motors.  

Now I have a 60's Singer that is more complex that has a gear that needs to be replaced.  I've read online about timing, etc.  I'm working up to fixing it.  lol  

btw....  THANK YOU for making this a featured project!!!!  *squee*  I'm so excited!!!! Cheesy  lol  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2013 05:55:01 AM »

Love everything about your inspiring story! Kudos to you and your little machine that could!!! Excellent!

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