Since I am the “crafter” of the family, I seen to get all the old stuff from everyone else’s craft room. Sometimes that means rickrack, fabric, and old patterns (all awesome). Other times that means old yarn, bent pins, and dried out Puff Paint (not awesome). Yesterday I scored big in the awesome category. First, a little history. Back in 2009, I was gifted with this Necchi Bu Mira. I thought, “cool” but wondered if it even worked. Well, she works and she has become my go-to machine for all things thick, thin, delicate, or slippery. I sew everything with it. I rarely use my 1990’s era Husqvarna Viking Madison machine. I use them both when I am topstitching a lot of stuff and sometimes use the Madison for invisible zippers but that’s about all. So my “cool” turned into a “I don’t know how I lived without this machine.” This machine is a 1950’s era machine and I just can’t tell you how much better it is than most new machines.
Skip forward a few years and look what I was gifted yesterday.
This is the old sewing machine of my fiancé's grandmother. It’s the same era but in a bit rougher shape. She used this to make wedding dresses and clothing. It’s well used but I’m hoping it’s made of the same character of the Necchi. I believe it’s also of the 1950’s era although I’m not sure. It’s a Pfaff 230 and I really don’t know much about it. It’s in it’s original cabinet too. This baby will have a nice home in my sewing room. Hell, I may even get rid of my Madison because I hardly use it now. Anyone know much about them? I did find a URL on the Pfaff website that has the manual free to print. I’ll print that off. It seems to have some decorative stitch capabilities and it was zigzag as well as straight stitch.
I took it to my local sewing machine restoration place and they will have it back to me in a week or so. I’m excited. Like so I excited I could do a little happy dance while screeching at the same time.