Alfa Standard

Several weeks ago, a friend gave me a sewing machine that she was not using. She received it on freecycle and never used it so was unsure if it worked.

I finally (waiting for my injured wrist to heal) took it out (it is the heaviest sewing machine I’ve ever carried!) and set it up. I have threaded the bobbin, wound the thread up through the wooden base and sewn a few stitches. I tested them on a knit fabric wrag so the next step is to get some cotton to test on and mess around with the dials until I figure out the tension. I cannot find any useful information on Alfa sewing machines, but I do know that it is pretty old, comes from Spain and has one stitch! I was interested to see that the needle eye faces side-ways instead of the front-facing eyes I’ve seen in the other machines I’ve worked with.

Thanks so much for this machine, K!

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2 comments

  1. The machines in the costume shop had side facing eyes (the it was had to get used to mine again). Can’t wait to see what you whip up…

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