For me they are Machines that Sew, not Sewing Machines.
Soon after I began making shoes I realized that I had to learn to sew leather.
The next question then was what type of machine.
As a result I have another hobby... Vintage sewing machines.
May 25, 2017
J C Penny 6910
There are a plethora of these Dressmaker like machines out there but I haven't seen many free arm versions
This thing had many issues and although it possesses the strong sewing capabilities of the Dressmaker it has some quirks.
I disabled the Stretch function because it made horrible noises so now its a good runner.
Had to adjust the feed dogs with a washer different from the one that was already in there.