Showing posts with label vintage sewing machines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage sewing machines. Show all posts

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Secrets of Sewing: Sewing Efficiency

 

Containing Concise and Definite Instructions for the Better Use of the Sewing Machine

by Olive M. Elrich, Hazel L. Hunt ( 7th ed, Greist,  New Haven Connecticut 1925;  Bebarfalds, George St, Sydney)

From the back cover: ‘written so that a girl of 10 can understand it’, ’fully illustrated’

Price in 1925: 5 shillings (Australia)
Soft cover, stapled spine, 64 pages.

FrenchFold

‘The French Fold’ created with the binder and a pair of disembodied stunt hands.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Bebarfald Bluebird of Happiness: History and Mystery

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My Bebarfald Bluebird is an early twentieth century vibrating shuttle (VS) treadle sewing machine. It’s also Australian. Well, at least partly …