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How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?

571 days ago • 4 likes • 2 comments • 4 votes • 0 follows
Asked by Nina Potter | Question date:  Sep 21, 2022 | Member since:  Sep 3, 2022

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I was recently given this beautiful vintage sewing machine by a lovely elderly lady in my area. It is really lovely and I would love to restore it and get it serviced properly before using it. I intend to slightly sand and varnish or paint the wooden table that it is enclosed within.

I cannot decide the best way to restore it. I am trying to choose between restoring it properly to its former glory by sanding it down and varnishing the wood? Or whether I should modernise it slightly by sanding it down and painting it with a sage green furniture paint?

My gut instinct is saying to sand it down and varnish the wood back to how it would have been, as I like the idea of restoration to preserve originality. I think it would probably look better to be put back to how it was.

I would love to hear your opinions and see any restoration projects that you have done.

Also, does anyone know of anyone in Northamptonshire or the surrounding area where I can get this type of sewing machine serviced, please? My other sewing machine is new, so does not need servicing yet, but it would be good to find a recommended sewing machine servicer.

And if anyone knows the best way to clean all of these vintage sewing feet, I would really appreciate the tips?

I have attached a picture for reference.

I am very excited to start using it as it is very different to my newer modern one.

Thank you.

Nina
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Asked by Nina Potter
Question date:  Sep 21, 2022
Member since:  Sep 3, 2022
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Trisha Edwards(553 days ago)
Hi Nina, this is such a beautiful vintage sewing machine. It would be lovely if you could sand down the wood and varnish it to bring it back to its former glory.
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Lorina Elle(528 days ago)
Love the vintage sewing machine, it looks beautiful and I bet it will be a lot stronger than a lot of the more modern sewing machines. I think it would be good to sand it down and apply new varnish to bring it back to how it once looked.
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