Sunday, November 20, 2011
Wow. Blogger went and changed. I suppose it is a free site, so they can do what they want, but so far I am not a fan I'm getting old. The music is getting too loud, I find I am deeply offended by phone calls after 9PM, and those teenage girls at the high school need to go hame and put some more clothes on before they come outside again. And I don't like blogger changing. hmph.
The machine pictured above is a chain stitcher, which means no bobbin, so no bobbin winding. BUT it means that if the seam is cut, or breaks, the whole thing can come raveling out, just like the stitching on the dog food, or bird seed, bag. On the other hand, chain stitches are more flexible. I use this machine for making muslins, or first drafts, of garments. If I need to change a seam, ZIP it is out. It also makes a pretty faux embroidery. This machine was a splurge for me, I think I paid $100. It is missing it's case. It came in an old suitcase that did mot fit it, and smelled really musty. Since the case is basically a wooden box, I might make one someday. I have all of the attachments, and i feel very lucky to have it!
This is The Elna Supermatic. For it's time, it was an absolute revolution. It used cams to make fancy stitches. The folded up silver bit is the knee lever, instead of a foot pedal.