Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Swifty the Rabbit

Well, I picked up three more industrial sewing machines last Friday - a single needle chainstitch, a bartack machine, and an felling machine for sewing shirt and jacket side seams.  And also Swifty, the antique cast iron hole punch.  All came from a closed-down garment factory that used to produced the work uniforms for the U.S. Navy going back to the 1950's.  It will be the last of my core machine buying for the time being.  I still would like a keyhole buttonholer and a few others, but I now have everything that I need to make jeans, jackets, shirts, vests, etc. with a reasonable amount of efficiency - my own little garment factory.  Will update with some images once they're operating correctly.

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