I really don't know anything about them but I didn't think I wanted the one with an oil pan and large motor and special table. I just wanted something that could handle a large stitch and the heavier threads. We saw several on eBay and after doing some research, I narrowed it down to two. It is not an industrial machine, it has industrial strength. What this means is that it has the power to go through all of the thicknesses and will handle the commercial heavy threads. I bided on the first machine and was out bided. Oh wow, how much do these machines go for! A couple of days later, I bided on the second machine. This is the one that I really wanted, so I upped my bid and I won it!!
The machine was delivered the other day, and I was a little surprised. It supposedly came from a sewing dealer and it stated that it was all cleaned and oiled and ran great! Well, his idea of cleaning and how a machine should be cleaned are two different things. He might of oiled it, but he sure did not clean it. I worked for a day and a half cleaning that machine. I took off the top and used q-tips to get out the dirt and oil it, it had so much dirt and lint in the bobbin, I could hardly get it out. Well, it is clean now and it really does run great! I wrote back to the person that I bought it from and said, it really wasn't as clean as described and he couldn't even remember the machine. He said it came from an estate sale. So they just must buy them up and sell them! Well it now has a loving home where it will be taken care of.
My husband has already pulled out the seats from the boat!! I tried to tell him that now is not the best time to try and start such a big project. I mean, after all, it is Christmas time and I have a million things to do. I promised him I would start working on it in January.
Here is a picture of my new addition. It is a Necchi SuperNova. Does anyone know anything about this machine? I am anxious to try and sew with it. I thought I might try to make a vinyl purse or something first! I can tell my husband, I just thought I should do a little practicing first! When I start this project, I will be posting pictures along the way, it really doesn't look to hard. I am only going to replace the cracked areas. I think I am going to use the back of the seats material and replace that with black. No one will ever know it has been repaired! I hope!! The boat is aqua and black, so I think this should work!
I took this picture also. This is my little granddaughters sewing area. She is five and I watch her everyday along with her big sister. When I sew, she sews. I took out the needle, even though it is a toy, because she could still get her little finger hurt. She has never asked why she doesn't have a needle, and I just don't say anything. Then one day big sister came in and said, "Mamo where is the needle"!! Now all I hear is,
"Why don't I have a needle"!