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Further Adventures with Sewing Machines…

Well! So there I was the proud owner of one Bernina Minimatic…and now
I’ m in machine/mΓ©nage a trois! Let me explain…

Anyone ‘stitchy’ around here probably knows about this place but I’ve just found it today – North East Sewing Machines

It’s an Aladdin’s Cave of retro, vintage and modern sewing machines, all serviced and ready to go – from Singers to Brothers and yes, Berninas.
Just look at this Italian number- perfect for stitching those Madmen Frocks!


Or this Adlerette – never heard of that make before but look at those curves!


I spent ages looking and trying before coming back with this one…now I really must get back to selling work not emptying the kitty!


And best of all, the shop services and repairs all these machines too!
It is a great place and if you happen to need a bit of DIY stuff, they sell all sorts!

Beautiful Bernina

Oh oh oh I think I’m in love with a sewing machine πŸ˜€
Today I became the proud owner of a Bernina 807! I used to use these at school and college a loooong time ago. They are truly fabulous machines – sturdy and straight forward.

It’s all coming back to me… The simplicity of changing feet and dropping the feed teeth. The lovely sound of the motor, definitely more of a purr!

I’ll be sneaking up to my attic workroom to take it through its paces…now I just need to think of a name…Bertie…Barbara… Bernie…Betsie??


This is what it looks like..too dark to photograph mine just now. I’ll take some action shots in daylight πŸ˜‰