" Single needle, Serger, Buttonholer, Button sew, And Blind stitcher"
Having to do business in dressmaking should acquire these set of machines such as single needle, serger, buttonholer, button sew, and the blind stitcher.
I'm in junior high school way back in 1969 when my parents bought a treadle singer sewing machine. It was a beautiful piece of equipment, that my mom is so excited to do some dressmaking jobs and alter defective clothings for our family, i didn't even think someday that this equipment will be part of my life.
The summer school break of that year, one of my friend came to me and whispered, do you want to learn basic tailoring for free? He asked me once only and i said okay right away! Let's go check, and we enrolled, amazingly, for a month lenght of classes, we learned to cut and sew pants and polo shirt, and that's the beginning of my sewing story.
All right, let's go back to sewing machines. Can you imagine how to do dressmaking before, technology wise, no compare to date. Automatic, programmable stitching, ahh.. you name it. Anyhow, these may not apply to some places that have no means of power yet and can not afford the high investment of advanced sewing machine technology.
But, please don't be discourage, i'ved started excactly like that, low tech era. Here are a couple of people-powered-sewing machine, sound familiar? One kind is the famous single needle treadle sewing machine, with it's foot pedal mounted in a free standing cabinet, and the other one is a portable that is powered by hand through it's hand fly wheel, just drop it on top of a table and roll to work.
With these site, i would like to emphazise that most of our demos are mannual (meaning, it's hand made instructions).