Saturday, November 26, 2011
My Beautiful New (to me) Elna Supermatic
I have been getting into my sewing so much lately, I feel like I am just "catching up" after such a long time. I had forgotten how much I loved it! Between sewing and getting my house back in order after homeschooling my daughter for a year, I have not been blogging. I have just needed to get back on track! Anyway! I have some really nice Electronic sewing machines that I LOVE and have worked well (once I worked out the kinks). But I also have been looking at older machines as well, and I recently got this for a steal off Ebay. It sounded like a motorboat when I got it, so I decided to take it in to have it serviced. In addition to being cleaned and oiled she just needed her friction pulley replaced (a common ailment for this model from sitting so long). The repairman was a little excited-he has worked on these but hadn't seen one in a loooong time. So a week and a half later (they were busy) she is back and running amazing! This thing plows through layers and layers. She runs like a dream. I love her. She was built in 1954. She is my early Christmas Present :) I just loooooove that its made of all metal-she's heavy duty!
(the first picture above is the Supermatic with the Original metal case that converts to a worktable. This machine does not have a FOOT pedal it has a KNEE pedal. A learning curve there! )