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
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.