27 November 2008

Vintage Sewing Attachements

Vintage Sewing Attachments

Two months ago, we dug out an old box of attachments and, boy, did we find a treasure chest! We had gotten them with an old sewing machine at a yard sale a few years ago for only $3! contained many old contraptions that looked like they'd be as hard to figure out how to use as doing the work by hand. (Particularly the ruffler, which is the one farthest to the left in the above picture.)
We also had an old book that explained how to use each one, and dispite complex diagrams and long lists of parts and their functions, they were actually fairly simple to operate.
I am particularly excited about the four hemmers in the kit. I can't wait to easily sew hems with those handy little attachments. I did try out both the ruffler and the narrow hemmer, and was very pleased with the results.
The ruffler was especially fun to figure out, and I love how adjustable it is. It ruffle or plait, scantily or heavily, close together or far apart. And the Narrow Hemmer did a seam fabulously and easily.
Posted by Klazane--


  1. i dont know what's more interesting - the photography or the content of the article -- both are intriguing!!

  2. You are making me want to get out the sewing machine! I have been thinking about making some doll clothes for the girls for Christmas presents, and your sight is such a great encouragement to create! I love the sewing machine parts. I have an old machine from Rob's Grandma, and am fascinated by all the old, little parts. Are you able to use them on your current machine? Terri

  3. Hi Terri,
    We are able to use all of those old attachments on our newer machine. They work great. I hope you have time to post anything you make. I really love your blog!

  4. Oh, those vintage attachments are sought after nowadays! What a great find especially with the instructions.

  5. I need to get my attachments out and play with them! I have them, why on earth am I not using them?? You've inspired me into action!


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