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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Chain Stitch Sewing Machines

One of the early sewing machines was a chain stitch sewing machine.  A chain stitch does not use a bobbin, it only has one strand of thread instead of two.  There were several chain stitch sewing machines at the T.O.G.A.  
You can find them as hand cranks and treadles.  Alex has done amazing research on these machines, so I will just share links to his website and refer you to him!
You can find more information about the Singer chain stitch sewing machine here:
This was Suzie's machine.

Sue had a Willcox and Gibbs hand crank and a treadle.  You can find more information about Willcox and Gibbs chain stitch here:
 See the way it is threaded?

There were several on the repair table too.
This is such a cool machine.  Sue let me sew on hers, it was the quietest machine I have ever heard!

I would love to have one, maybe someday!



Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

They are so cute. Not something I have in my plethora of machines though.

Jacque said...

I'm loving seeing these vintage machines!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I see mine in the last picture. Too bad mine won't ever work. It's bait for a working machine. Lisa will be on the lookout for one in my price range.

Richard C. Lambert said...

Day Two of my Six Weeks of Softies Challenge. I know I already have a Sewing Machine Softie Pattern. But I wanted a smaller pin cushion version. This guys is only 7 inches tall. It's sewn out of BugaPalooza fabric. Donnie Morter

Purfylle said...

I dream of having a chain stitching sweetie. Like you say, maybe one day.

Charlotte J. Gravely said...

This sewing machine is very hard to find in today. I remember when I was young, my mother have one like this.
Charlotte J.

Tom Bradly said...

So difficult to find vintage Singer sewing machine these days! My Nan used to have one around and she made us tons of shirts with that.

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