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Sewing Machine Review 1/9/15 6:28 AM
Other - Dressmaker SS2402
Dressmaker SS2402 all steel made in Japan. Sold by World Marketing Assoc. out of Irving Texas. No address, just a box number. I believe that it was considered top of the line in its day, the price listed on the manual is $339.95. Lady gave it to me because (a) it wouldn't sew right anymore and (b)... more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 12/23/14 6:07 PM
Pfaff - Hobby 4240
Pfaff Hobby 4240 made in Taiwan, all steel inside. .6 amp motor. Adjustable stitch length with 5 single needle stitches and 5 double needle stitches. Has a 3 step button hole and is a free arm. The presser foot pressure is adjustable. The spool holders push into the machine and they are metal. The m... more...
Sewing Machine Review 11/14/14 11:37 AM
Singer - 5817
Singer 5705 C made in Brazil. Mostly steel inside (1 plastic or nylon gear) with a 1 amp motor. Uses standard bobbins, bobbin winder in usual place, easy to thread, tension knob with spring and plates inside machine. Has 5 stitches, straight, zz, blind hem & 2 decorative. 4 step buttonhole. Adjus... more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 11/14/14 11:02 AM
Brother - LS 2125i
My first new machine in 50 years. I have had the LS 2125 pass through my hands in the past. I thought I would see if this new one was any better and it was a good deal. The spool holder can be pushed into the machine when not in use. The presser foot lever is plastic and off to the right. It doe... more...
Sewing Machine Review 11/1/14 1:34 PM
Singer - straight stitch- old black
Singer 127 Serial # G8751857 made in New Jersey in 1910. This is your basic sewing machine. Straight stitch only, not made with reverse. There is a knob on the right side of the machine: turn to the right to make larger stitches, turn to the left for smaller ones. No numbers, its guess work. Has os... more...

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Am a retired clinical therapist with an MSW. I started my sewing career in a small neighborhood sewing factory. We made shirts, on treadle machines, and it was piece work. I sewed the left cuff on... more

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