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London, UK

I have been sewing since I was 8 years old, starting with hand sewing and then moving onto a treadle machine before progressing to an electric operated machine.

I now teach dressmaking, pattern cutting, patchwork & quilting, crochet and embroidery.

I am married and have 4 grown up children.

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 05/18/2011

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Re: This IS Your Grandmother's Sewing Machine

My first sewing machine (given to me for my 14th birthday) was a Jones 'treadle machine' with an electric motor and foot control. It had only one presser foot available and no zigzag stitch. I used this machine to make all my own clothes for the next 10 years. I worked out a way of inserting a zip and although I couldnt do a standard buttonhole with the machine I became quite good at bound buttonholes. I then bought myself a brand new Frister and Rossman machine which did everything. I thought I was in heaven. That was bought in 1971 and is still working well, although now used by my eldest daughter.

I now have a hand operated machine, very similar to the old treadle machines, to show my dressmaking students as well as 2 Singer machines that are immediately post-war models with attachments for zigzag stitch, etc, that look as though they have come from a torture chamber! I also have a lovely Brother machine that has everything I need, as well as a Singer Sewing machine/Embroidery machine.