Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shhh! I Have An Obsession

Yes, of course you know about the fabric obsession... that is no secret.
But I don't think I have told you about my weakness for toy sewing machines.
The ones I have to show you are just a sample of some that you can find on the
Internet. Ebay.
I not only enjoy looking at them but I love learning about them.
And in places like Ebay you can read about these little gems
and get an idea on where they were made and what year they were made in.
They range in price from $ to $$$.
I personally like the cute ones! They don't have to be the
most rare. I do prefer the hand crank time period.
But one of the other things that interests me
is knowing the time period- linking that to what was going on in that country at that time and thinking about the children who owned these little sweetie pies originally.

Bebarette is the Australian version of American Girl
toy sewing machine. One of my favorites.
Bakelite Crank sewing machine with tin box.

German Casige  metal sewing machine

Junior Miss from the UK.

USSR 70's orange sewing machine.


Kay and EE Sew Master, pretty common and affordable.

Little Betty. Love this one.


Stitchwell. I have not seen this one before. I wonder if it is a chain stitch???

Vulcan free arm/crank machine.

Vulcan free arm/crank with the attaching table.

I have a small collection started and any one of these would be a great addition to it.
I'm not sure why I am so charmed by these "toys"... maybe it was something that I missed out on when Barbie came along.

20 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sweet! I love sewing machines too. Especially those very cute ones :-)

Lisa said...

They're so sweet and thank you for posting about them.

badlandsquilts said...

This was fun to see...my mom just brought my old one to me and I need to get a needle in it and try to get it to work!

Ceamz said...

thank you for sharing. very interesting...

Cyndi said...

Those are really cool and very interesting. I don't guess I ever gave them a thought before, but now I'll have to be on the look-out for them when I visit my favorite antique haunts! Thanks for sharing, Sinta!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Heather said...

What a great little historical list and photo gallery! Thanks for sharing! I stumbled upon your blog in a recent trip around blogland and decided to make a post about my finds on my own blog. Yours is in the list, stop by when you have a minute! Happy stitching, quilting, dreaming!

Jennifer said...

I used to have a little black "Vulcan", my dad made a cabinet to set it in....it went to my brother's daughters as I had sons....wish I had it now.

PunkiePie said...

What a wonderfull collection you have! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cindy said...

I have no idea but my dream one day is have a Featherweight and/or a treadle..........oh, how I dream of a treadle, seeing my foot work the metal lever ....

Yeah, it's just dreaming.

John'aLee said...

What a great 'sewing machine' show! I never really thought about the old machines. On the road doing shows though, there is a vendor who spruces up old featherweights and always has something new (old) to show and sell.

Needled Mom said...

I find a fascination with the toy ones as well. Those are some gorgeous machines.

kimmie's quilt's said...

What a very cute collection! I only have one toy sewing machine that i found at a thrift store i only paid 1 dollar for it! Its a cute little Bernina. Ill have to get it out and post a picture for you. thanks for sharing!

Threeundertwo said...

I think part of what makes them so wonderful is that they were both built to last and cared for well enough that they endured. I would love to own one or two of these! So cute.

Stray Stitches said...

What a fun thing to collect. Beats the heck out the glassware I've collected over the years!

Lisa D. said...

Super cute sewing machines! I love them, too but don't need one more thing to start collection - I might be banished from the house!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

they are really so very cute! i kick myself cause i sold a realllllllllllllllly cute red one on ebay years ago.....dirt cheap, too.

xo
becky

Sherri said...

What a fun post...it's really fun to see and learn about all of these cute machines!

Stephanie said...

What a fun obsession. I occasionally see these little machine at my local antique mall.

Charmingdesigns said...

Yours are wonderful. My favorite in my collection is a little blue german one that I purchased 35 years ago at Disneyland in their little antique shop they had back then.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Sinta - those are TOO CUTE! I'm with you - I love them too! I only have one so far - a blue Kay and EE one - but I love it! I'm hoping to find a pink one (smile)!