I was at the thrift store last week and found some fabric..and a sewing machine. Then I went to Goodwill and found fabric and a sewing machine. Remember when I said it’s either jack pot or nothing. And the answer is yes..I did find and buy two sewing machines. I know crazy and like you, I am asking myself WHY??
This is the Goodwill machine. It is a Necchi 544. I paid $10 for it. I sews a WONDERFUL straight stitch.
I didn’t know a thing about this brand. I just know I had heard about them before. I had about two minutes in the store and didn’t have time to really check it over as I was running late to teach class and knew the store would be closed before I was done teaching…so I just bought it.
Getting it home and doing a little research I see it’s missing the table that goes around the open arm. I also learned that this model has cams inside that allows stitches to change and that those cams are notorious for breaking. I didn’t take the machine apart. I just know the stitches don’t change when I turn the cam. UGH. I do plan on taking it apart to see if that is indeed true.
As is, the straight stitch is wonderful. I need to find a 1/4″ foot it..and a manual. I wish it had the table too.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it. I love the simplicity of the look. I like learning about new machines too.
I am feeling a little buyer’s remorse on this one….Thankfully it was only $10.