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VSM Resources


Still Stitching has compiled a list of our favorite Vintage Sewing Machine online resources. From Facebook groups to YouTube channels, VSM information and tutorials are surprisingly abundant and the online community is thriving.

Famous People & Their Sewing Machines




Enjoy these images of famous people with (mostly vintage) sewing machines.

A Gimbels Sewing Machine


Donna Williams suggested we illustrate her lavender and cream Gimbels sewing machine for the Vintage Sewing Machine Coloring Book. While the machine itself is quite beautiful, it was really her story that most compelled us.

Vintage Singer Drawing Book for Young Artists


This adorable booklet, measuring 3" x 5.5", demonstrates Singer's marketing savvy during a bygone era.

Smarter Collecting: Vintage Sewing Machines


You've got the bug. Every vintage sewing machine (VSM) tugs at your heart strings and every orphaned machine must be preserved. But slow down a moment, let's talk about this. And don't worry - this isn't a full-blown intervention.

Refinishing a Vintage Singer Featherweight Table


Even if you have no experience, you can refinish your vintage Featherweight table. With our method here, it can be accomplished in a weekend.

(Profile) Teena Lee Sorrell: Conservator of Vintage Sewing Machine Manuals


When Teena Lee Sorrell first began collecting vintage sewing machines (VSMs), she did not expect to become the conservator and curator of a vast digital library of out-of-print and often obscure VSM manuals. About 1,000 manuals later, she finds herself a bit obsessive and very particular about the job.



What We Do at Still Stitching:


Our Film

  • We produced the only feature-length documentary on vintage sewing machines. Still Stitching has delighted thousands of viewers and urged the expansion of many collections. Many viewers tell us they watch it repeatedly. Ladies tell us that the film helped draw their husbands into their passion for vintage machines.

Custom Paint and Restoration

  • We are fortunate to assist many clients with procurement, high-end restoration, and custom painting of vintage sewing machines. While Singer 221 Featherweights are the most frequently painted model, we paint many other models such as the Singer 15, 66, 99, 201, and 301. We also refinish cabinets, treadle irons, and vintage sewing machine cases. Interested in our services? Contact us!

Presentations

  • We are available for presentations to guilds and other groups interested in vintage sewing machines. Our focus is historical education. Contact us for more information.

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