Author: Bob

New Feature!

As a service to the members of the Vintage Sewing Machine Community, I am now maintaining a new page on my website “My Recommended Tools, Materials, and Suppliers“. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons, one of which may be considered kind of selfish. First (the selfish one) I hope to minimize the amount […]

Worth the Effort

The picture shows the a before and after of the hook race / bobbin case and feed dogs of a Singer 15-30 from 1913. The machine belongs to a customer, now turned friend, who is just getting started in vintage sewing machines. I know technicians who, if they were presented this machine, would have said […]

The Second Time Around

Having Covid-19 sucks. Having Covid-19 a second time, even after being fully vaccinated, sucks even more. My favorite songwriters, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn wrote a song for Frank Sinatra- The Second Time Around, the sentiments of which are decidedly not, my friends the case with Covid-19. On a brighter note, my primary care […]

I love It!

That’s what Camille, a repair customer of mine, said to me today when I asked her how she liked her “new to her” Singer 99 that I set her up with a couple of months ago. Camille first contacted me to repair a family heirloom, a 1970’s Kenmore zigzag machine that had been languishing in […]