Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy National Sewing Machine Day!

Today is the first of 2 different days of National Sewing Machine Day!  Our sewing machines are sew great that we get TWO days to celebrate them (the 2nd day is September 10th).

Here are a few of my favorite sewing machines in my collection.

This is my oldest sewing machine.
1880 Willcox & Gibbs chainstitch hand crank

This is my oldest treadle.
1881 Singer 12 treadle

My 'brightest' sewing machine.
Post WWII Japanese machine that I turned into a hand crank

Yes, I do sew on a few electric machines.  This is my favorite electric machine.
'Betty Sue' my 1939 Singer 221 Featherweight

This is my favorite treadle to sew on.
'Victor' a Post WWII Japanese sewing machine
parlor style treadle cabinet

And this is the machine that I do most of my stitching on (at the moment). 
1927 Singer 15 hand crank

What is 'your' favorite sewing machine?


  1. I don't really have a favorite! I love all my machines, but I do like the feather weights for their seam accuracy. They are so sturdy!

  2. My Featherweight is my favorite. I do alternate sewing on my different machines - all are electric and two are computerized - but I think the Featherweight is the most accurate. Thanks for sharing your favorites. ~Jeanne

  3. Wonderful selection to stitch on! I am down to two machines now....Featherweight and Janome them both for different things.

  4. My 301's are my favorites. But I love all of them.

  5. I Learned to sew on a singer treadle machine and I wish my mother had left it to me. I've never been able to make those electric ones behave. I have one now sitting on my table that I don't want to put back in the box until ot is working and have not yet figured out where it is screwed up.

  6. Oooh! Jealous that you have a Singer Model 12 - in a treadle, no less!

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