>I had to share my newest fun find! This was waiting for me at a thrift store a few weeks ago- it’s a vintage Pfaff 230 machine with table and chair. I found it for… (drumroll please)… just over $30! Crazy, right? I was working on my new swimsuit on this machine (sneaky-peek on the dress form in the pic). It’s the first machine I’ve owned that’s powered by a knee lever. Interesting! I’ve worked on industrial machines with a knee pedal for lifting the foot but never one powered by the knee. It’s something to get used to!
I love how the little chair pulls out and has two drawers at the bottom. Perfect to keep pins away from curious kitties- even if they try their darndest to find them anyway (example above). The machine folds down and the flap covers the top- and when you put the chair back in it looks like a little mid-century end table. It’s really pretty tiny! That’s German engineering for ya. I was too lazy to fold down the table for pics, but you get the general idea of what it looks like all closed up.
I really like the machine and it runs really well, even without a professional tuneup. It must have been pretty high end because it’s got all sorts of different stitches it can do- though I haven’t tried any out yet. It looks kind of intimidating! It doesn’t go as fast as my modern Pfaff machine which is the only real downside I can find with it. I like sewing FAST. It’s fun.
Yay for new toys! Especially new toys that are vintage and sewing related!