Oh my goodness you gals/guys, I have the most awesome dad a seamstress can ask for. One day at 9:30am I got a call from my dad. “Hey, I see this old sewing machine for sale for $20 bucks, it looks pretty good and still works, its a P-F-A-F-F 362, do you want me to buy it for you?” Just a week ago I was cleaning up my sewing room and told myself to get off the habit of collecting old sewing machines, since I rarely touch them after working on them. But this seems like just too good of a deal to pass up!
That night I went to check out the new machine, and wow, I am floored by how silent and smooth it runs. It even come with the original manual and a case! The most awesome part – my dad’s as geeked out as I am about this machine 🙂 He googled about it a bunch, and found out what its really worth (lets just say, a lot more than $20!).
So this machine is not sitting in my collection yet. It doesnt require any fixing (and even if it does, my dad is more capable than me at that sort of stuff), and the Singer I gave/loaned to him does not run nearly as perfect/silent/smell-free as this one. He still needs a machine for utility sewing these days since I broke the very old brother we had (also from flea market, but it was a more present-day machine) when I first started sewing. So he’s going to use this one until… maybe until he runs into another great vintage machine 😀 😀
3 thoughts on “Juebejue’s Dad Buys A Vintage Sewing Machine!”
I have 3 vintage machines (Necchi, Singer, & Champion), but I don’t find myself using them. What do you do with yours?
thats the exact reason i told myself to get off vintage machine collection. For the non-working machines, they are really cute/old looking and pretty small, so they are more for decoration. I have 2 working machines that comes in a desk, which i would like to use more often but the inconvenience of oiling and having to open the desk up always makes me change thread on my modern machine instead. however, i am trying to change up my sewing room so that i can open those machines more easily. mostly for projects that requires different threads – it is nice to have a few different machines so i dont have to keep changing threads.
I think you guys are going for a sewing machine museum! When you have a few more, you can start charging people for it =)