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Getting Started with
Vintage Sewing Machines

I've gotten a ton of emails from folks discovering how fun and interesting it is to work with vintage machines, but are also a little intimidated and not sure where to start.

In this series, I'm going to walk you through the very basics to help you get a little more comfortable with these great machines, starting with assessing them for damage, broken parts, bad wiring, into cleaning and lubricating them to make sure they work, and wrapping up with learning how to thread them and sew your first seam.

Part 1 
May 16, 2022

In this episode, I talk about assessing a vintage machine you may have adopted, acquired, inherited, or just thought was a super cool machine.  Let's make sure it's safe to operate and discover any missing parts or issues with the machine!

Catch the Replay Here

Part 1 Handout

Part 2 
May 23, 2022

In this episode, I demonstrate the very basics in cleaning and lubricating your machine so you can learn to thread it and get it sewing!

Catch the Replay Here

Part 2 Handout

Part 3 
May 30, 2022

In this episode, I'll talk about bobbins, winding and inserting bobbin, threading the machine, and walking through adjusting tension.  The last segment is an actual learning module in the Vintage Sewing Machine Mastery learning library.  This handout is a big one!

Catch the Replay Here

Part 3 Handout

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