Saturday, August 13, 2011

new toy

today i visited our local op-shop for the first time since it re-opened after the queensland floods. it went completely under, and while they've cleaned out the mud and opened up again it's sadly a lot smaller and less stocked than it was before. i did manage to find this amazing retro sewing machine for only $40, and in seemingly perfect working order too! it's a lemair helvetia (i've never heard of this brand before) but i'll be taking it in to a sewing shop soon for a quick service and hopefully some tips on how to use it - it came with no manual and i've only just learnt how to thread the needle on my mums' machine after being told how to do it around 537,498,734,582,398,498 times.

 
 
 
 


3 comments:

  1. Do you still have it ,I just got one, wondering if you have anything to tell me about it?

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  2. Hi
    I have just picked the same machine up from my mum and have been searching for a manual. I have found a manual online of Lemair Helvetia which is a bit different. Have you managed to find a manual for the machine.

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