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post #31 of 36
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(HitMan009) BTW, Where would one pick up an old sewing machine?
Look high and low.
post #32 of 36
Many custom shirtmakers use old sewing machines, maybe because they're often more antique than the sewing machines, but new high-quality sewing machines can be just as good or even better. The result doesn't just depend on the machine, it also depends heavily on the skill of the operator.
post #33 of 36
Also look at Dürkopp Adler.
post #34 of 36
Try craigslist.org. I found a couple of old Pfaffs just now in Seattle. For Singers, thrift stores seem to have them from time to time. I know of one store in the area that has about 6-10 sewing machines at any time.
post #35 of 36
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but new high-quality sewing machines can be just as good or even better
Do you have evidence to back up this claim? s/Antique Shirtmaker
post #36 of 36
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(Alexander Kabbaz): Do you have evidence to back up this claim?
Just like a number of other things sartorial, it's somewhat subjective in nature. You may disagree, having used whatever machines you've been using for the very reasons that you liked them to begin with and still like them for. One shirtmaker whose services I've used has his small team of seamstresses using Pfaff machines. Another has his solo sempster(terminology?) using a Dürkopp Adler. Both makers have recent-model sewing machines. The evidence? The finished products. Both makers have the buttonholes beautifully done by hand. A maker I tried previously used a Pfaff lockstitch machine and a Brother buttonhole machine. The buttonholes came out well-made. Fortunately the rest of the shirt did too.
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(ASK): s/Antique Shirtmaker
So that's the full form of A. S. Kabbaz - Antique Shirtmaker Kabbaz? (in good-natured jest)
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