Friday, March 23, 2012

Why do I feel like I need this??

Vintage Necchi 1954 Sewing Machine
I started drooling when I saw this machine listed on Craigslist today, as I quickly browsed for "sewing" items in the For Sale section (which happens to be how I found that awesome yard sale with the magical $5 box of fabric). I don't know anything about Necchi machines, other than I've heard of them before and they seem legit? Here's a closeup of those enticing pictures!

In addition to my computerized Singer, I already have a 1967 Singer (like this one) that I learned to sew on, in it's original little table, that was passed down from my great aunt to my mom to me. Why do I feel the urge to jump on this vintage machine (and so many others I've seen)?!

Sometimes I think the only thing stopping me from becoming one of those people who has 37 vintage sewing machines is lack of space in my apartment and the fact that my boyfriend would probably kick me to the curb. Sigh.


  1. I saw some vintage machines too when I was searching for a sewing cabinet. The ones I saw were the old black Singer ones... so pretty. Same as you, I stopped myself from buying them cos I have no room... not to mention no spare $300 to spend on something that I don't *need*. Sigh.

  2. Oooooh! I can give this a good home. :) My mom has a Necchi and they're wonderful machines.

  3. Don't do it. You will not use it. There will be rust. It will take up room etc etc. Just found your blog today and I'm loving it. Congratulations on your massive sewing haul. I'm envious of your mannequin. They as so pricey here in Oz. $350+ for crappy China made ones that start jamming after the first week XP I'll get a good one when I get a job =D See you around!


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