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« Reply #590 on: August 08, 2010 04:14:08 PM »

Fantastic! It'll be interesting to see how it works for you. And $15 is AMAZING.

« Reply #591 on: August 09, 2010 07:45:26 AM »

I've posted a thumbnail here as there's a sticker with a rude word on the top of my machine and I didn't want to offend anybody. Please don't click on the thumbnail if you'd be upset by this!

I got this for my 21st- it's an Elna 2007- and although I'm intensely jealous of all the cool looking vintage machines in this thread, I love my machine to bits and wouldn't swap it for the world, although I wouldn't say no if a nice vintage machine happened to wander in my direction.

It does enough cool stitches that I have a few options if I need them, but not so many that I get overwhelmed. It's easy to use, has never broken, rarely goes wrong and is amazing. I can't wait until I get my own house (soon!) and finally have a proper sewing room to put it in, preferably with a decent sized desk instead of the stupid yellow shelf I have at the moment!

The shoe, head, heart and skull n' crossbone stickers are handmade, the rest (including the rude one on top which apparently describes my ethos perfectly) were given to me by various people. I especially like the anarchy symbol on the front- it always makes me smile.

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« Reply #592 on: August 09, 2010 06:45:57 PM »

sticker with a rude word
that was about as funny as it was hard to read (i mean you needn't have worried, what with the angle and all).  maybe i need a sticker like that (i find i am often most stubborn when i am wrong).

i should decorate my sewing machine (but at least it already has purple trim, which i like).  at least i finally found it a name but i guess i will introduce it later if i ever remember to make a photo of it.

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« Reply #593 on: August 10, 2010 04:19:04 AM »

Ha ha!

I know it's quite hard to read but I figured better safe than sorry! It is an awesome sticker (if you like that kind of thing) and especially fits my 'I don't own a tape measure' attitude towards sewing.

Yours has a name? I'm jealous...I need to name mine!

Go on, take a picture...you know you want to.


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« Reply #594 on: August 23, 2010 10:22:41 AM »

I love this thread! I've read wayy too many pages of it, but I loved seeing all the different machines!

I have a Brother XR-7700 which looks just like this one:


And I have a Singer 319w which I believe is from 1954 (at least the notes that came with the machine were all dated fall of 1954). I bought it at an estate sale for 55 bucks, in cabinet, and her name is Winnifred (Winnie) after the lady who owned her first.


And here is my newest edition. I picked this 15-91 up at another estate sale this past weekend. Name Florence (Flo) after the woman who owned her. Got her all cleaned and oiled and she runs like a dream! So excited about this machine!


(I need to stop lurking so much and post more, so I can actually post images!!)

Sewing Machines:

1954 Singer 319w
1951 Singer 15-91
Brother XR-7700
« Reply #595 on: August 23, 2010 07:52:28 PM »

kelianneee: Try finding the serial number, and do a search for the White Company serial number dating logs. That's how we found out how old my little Singer is. Smiley

« Reply #596 on: August 25, 2010 05:07:56 AM »

I have like 4 sewing machines, but i only use 2.

Betty: A bernina 1020. Absolute workhorse - i love her

And my newly bought

Alice: Janome 1200D Professional. She's a coverlock machine with automagic threadtension. Im in love, just got her yesterday and so far we get along great!
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« Reply #597 on: September 08, 2010 02:00:58 PM »

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present Ulla Inga Hansen Bensen Yanson Tallen Svaden Swanson Bloom, the Husqvarna Emerald 183. But I just call her Ulla Inga, my Swedish girlfriend.

I'm so smitten.

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« Reply #598 on: September 09, 2010 12:30:40 AM »

Uh, sorry, just had to tell you this: husqvarna sewing machines are actually made in germany now a days, and Pfaff (An originally German Brand) are made in Huskvarna Sweden.  Go figure. My sister owns a Swedish impostor who's actually from Germany, And I own what i thought was a good sollid German Girl, who is actually from the southern end of the Vttern Lake.
I hate global companies.

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« Reply #599 on: September 09, 2010 09:17:08 AM »

Oh well that's OK. I still think of my friend as Chinese even though she was made in the USA, so I'll go with the Swedish vibe anyway.

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