Have you ever wondered what some of these really strange contraptions could be?
If you are a vintage machine lover, then perhaps you know……but some of these? I’d never seen before!
Just what IS this thing?! It has moving parts and little notches with numbers….if you know? Leave a reply below!
My love of vintage machines started early on..and along with every treadle or vintage machine came a box of wonder-things…some of them fairly interesting! The dealie-bopper you at the left came with someone’s featherweight machine and we were examining and speculating on what these could be!
How about this one? It's a BIG thing!!
At first I thought it was a ruffler, but no…a ruffler has a dial thing, and this doesn’t. Look at the front of it:
A pin tucker maybe? What do you think? The little arm does go over the needle bar, so….that’s all I can think of!
This one is the ruffler. I’ve used these before. I made scads and scads and scads of ruffles when I was doing bunny and doll dresses back in the “day” --- the froo froo country decorating of the early 1990s! Can you imagine that little featherweight going to town making flounces for little girl Easter dresses?
This one has to be some sort of edging application foot. If you slide one fabric in one groove, and another in another groove, they’ll over-lap and you can stitch them together with ease…maybe lace? Who knows?
I had to come home and dig….I have this sewing machine attachment puzzle box from an early early machine and I remembered it having some Frankenstein type attachments in it too!
Ooops…looks like most everything has fallen out into the bottom drawer!
Egad! How do I get this stuff to fit back into that little box! And what the heck ARE these things?! Look at that farthest one on the left!
It almost looks painful, doesn’t it? Just what do you think THIS one is?!
This one was used to put on some kind of bias binding I think…..the fabric would be fed through that tube….
You know, for being fairly early machines, these vintage babies sure came with some high-tech equipment didn’t they?!