I found 3 blogs that focus on vintage sewing machines today! I am so happy that I added a new linking box over to the right on my blog layout.
Sewing machine junkie that I am, I have sewed on many, many sewing machines and I love metal machines the best. They just feel good. Frankly, I believe the sewing machine manufacturers are doing us a disservice in their current offerings. No matter how much money you want to spend, you can't find anything new that holds a candle to my current favorite sewing machine, a Pfaff 1475CD, which is at least 15-18 years old. And, this is obscene, but the TOL sewing machines cost upwards of $6,000. (Or more, if they can get it out of you.)
If there is a drawback to vintage machines, it is support and maintenance- it has been hard for me to find a local machine repair shop. Go into your local sewing machine dealerships and you will recognize the feeling- they operate on the car dealership model and you will feel the hard sell and the utter inability to compare brands and models. It is frustrating!
BUT- once you know how to take care of a vintage sewing machine, it is not hard AT ALL. What little I know has been learned on the internet.
Yay! Vintage machines are so sweet, everyone should have one. Kinda like a pet.
I have pet fever. I think it is empty nest syndrome. The last time I had this feeling was in 1982. And this is what happened.