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Teena Lee Sorrell: A Still Stitching Profile

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Teena Lee Sorrell: A Still Stitching Profile

Teena has led the cause to consolidate more than 600 VSM manuals in an online library. Part of our series on collectors and enthusiasts.

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Maria Hunter: A Still Stitching Profile

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Maria Hunter: A Still Stitching Profile

Meet Maria Hunter, an active member of the VSM community known for her long jaunts across the states to move machines to new owners.

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11 Awe-Inspiring Model Names for Sewing Machines

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11 Awe-Inspiring Model Names for Sewing Machines

Some sewing machines have had some cavalier, tough, edgy and even awe-inspiring names throughout history.

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Vintage Sewing Machine Christmas Ads

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Vintage Sewing Machine Christmas Ads

"Once in her life... every woman should have the thrill of a Singer Christmas."

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Alternative Uses for Sewing Machine Motors

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Alternative Uses for Sewing Machine Motors

Alternative uses for a sewing machine motors - clever, or never?

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Quarter-Inch Piecing Feet

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Quarter-Inch Piecing Feet

Quilter and vintage machine enthusiast Janet Szabo shares her experience with presser feet for piecing.

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The Servant in the House: A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

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The Servant in the House: A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

This history of the sewing machine was written in 1929.

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History of the Sewing Machine (Infographic)

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History of the Sewing Machine (Infographic)

The history of the sewing machine in a single infographic.

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Singer 15 & Clones: Tension Mechanism Assembly

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Singer 15 & Clones: Tension Mechanism Assembly

Tension mechanisms aren't terribly difficult once you understand the assembly order. Janet takes us through the steps with excellent photos and description.

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2016 VSM Collectors Survey Results

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2016 VSM Collectors Survey Results

Results are in! Our thanks to more than 800 vintage sewing machine enthusiasts who took the time to respond to our 36 survey questions during the summer of 2016.

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