How do you know that you are a vintage sewing machine nut? You jump at the chance to review a vintage sewing machine documentary. I will admit that I had a personal connection to this movie. Two of my online friends are in the movie. I figure this will be the closest I'll ever come to claiming that I know two of the stars of a movie. Still Stitching is a movie after my own heart. A movie featuring other vintage sewing machine enthusiasts was the perfect way to spend an evening. It was also nice to see several of the machines that I own on my TV.
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I was compensated with a free rental for this review. All opinions are my own though.
Let's start by watching the trailer, so that you have an idea of what the movie is like.
Still Stitching starts off with a nice history of the sewing machine. This is great way to start a documentary over vintage sewing machines. I know not everyone is like me and reads everything they can get their hands on about a particular subject. They showed off a few machines I had never seen before so that was nice. It's evident that companies back in the day took a lot of pride in their products back in the day. One of the machines featured had hand painted decorations on the legs.
Then we get into the machines. I will admit a couple of times I totally missed what the owner was saying because I was in such awe of several the machines. It really killed me when they talked about the Featherweights and how people scrap those machines out because the parts are worth more than the whole machine. If you are reading this and have a Featherweight please don't part it out. Don't kill the machine.
They covered other machines besides the Singers. My favorite section was Scott's Necchi section, I'm sure that's no surprise to all of you. Scott is the reason I have my main sewing machine. I was debating buying that BU and I asked my Necchi friends if they thought I should buy it. Scott told me he would be very disappointed in me if I didn't buy it. Because of him I got up way earlier than I ever would on a Saturday morning and headed a whole 10 miles to get it. I spent the rest of the day restoring that machine. I can't complain though. That was almost 2 years ago and I sew on it daily. You see the black Necchi BU in pictures all the time here. He also covers a couple of the Necchis I've covered here.
If you enjoy watching my vintage sewing machine videos please check out Still Stitching. You can rent the video online for 72 hours for $9.95. You can have a DVD shipped to your door for $18.95. After watching the video online my husband asked me to order the DVD. It's that good folks. They also have a Facebook page. If you head over to their page be sure to let them know you found them from me.
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