My Sewing Machine

That’s my sewing machine. I’m sewing all my costumes and everyday clothes with this old mechanical sewing machine, which I’ve inherited from my grandmother.

Pfaff sewing machine

She can’t do any fancy stitches; just straight and zigzag stitches.

Pfaff sewing machine

She was produced between 1920 and 1954. She’s said to be very durable like an industrial sewing machine.

Pfaff sewing machine

She’s worked by a treadle. The treadle is connected with a large wheel, which is connected by a thin leather belt with the actual sewing machine.

Pfaff sewing machine, treadle, wheel, leather belt

At first, I had some problems with her: getting the thread tension right, get her to work properly, sewing different fabrics like jersey etc.

Pfaff sewing machine

But now I prefer her to electric sewing machines. I like that she saves electricity.  I even can sew during thunderstorms. 😉 She sews less noisy than electric sewing machines. I can sew thin, slippery fabric to heavy wool as well as leather with her. I can sew slow or fast regulating her by the treadle. She makes beautiful buttonholes, …

Pfaff sewing machine, treadle

Lately, I’ve sewn thin silk for a dress, heavy wool for a coat,  a harness for my dog, and even leather for a handbag.

Pfaff sewing machine

2 thoughts on “My Sewing Machine

  1. Hi Lina,
    I’ve seen the nice pictures of your sewing machine. You seem to be very excited about sewing with this old machine. Isn’t it very exhausting to work with such a mechanical machine?
    Bye for now!

    1. Hi Maluba,
      at first, it was difficult learning to sew with this machine. But now, I’m rather sewing with this than any other sewing machine.

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