You need a sewing machine

but

You’re shocked at the prices of modern sewing machines

and

You really don’t need all the bells and whistles on a modern sewing machine

and

You’re not sure that you’ll be able to figure out how to even make a modern sewing machine stitch

I have a secret…

 

The sewing machine you are looking for is hiding in plain sight!

 

You may not be familiar with vintage sewing machines, but I’m sure you’ve seen them:

  • Your mother or grandmother probably sewed clothing, drapes, and quilts on a vintage sewing machine.
  • You may’ve seen them as decorations in sewing or quilting shops.
  • You may even have seen them as props in movies or on television.

I’m referring to the all metal sewing machines that were built before the 1960’s.

These vintage sewing machines were once an essential part of the home, but are now

Unloved and Unappreciated.

A vintage sewing machine of this type is a reliable, dependable sewing machine that stitches beautifully and will last you a lifetime. 

Most people don’t realize the value of these vintage sewing machines.

This is why you can find them at very low prices.

Most sellers don’t understand the capabilities of these machines.

This is a huge opportunity for you to get the perfect sewing machine at a fantastic price.

 
 

That's a fair question and there is a simple answer:

Lack of Knowledge

If you are considering buying a modern sewing machine, you can read the promotional literature, ask the sales person , and try it out at the store.

This isn’t the case when buying a vintage sewing machine.

It is very time consuming to find information about vintage sewing machines because there is no one source of knowledge about them.

This lack of information can make you hesitant to buy one of these machines.

 
 

I know what it’s like to buy a vintage sewing machine without the proper knowledge.

The first vintage sewing machine I bought was a SINGER® 99K. It was a beautiful machine but I didn’t really know what I was looking at. I certainly didn’t know if it was a good deal or even if the machine would stitch!

Frankly, I bought it more for its looks than for its ability to sew and it did come with a Bentwood case, table and accessories. I was overcome by its shiny, black body and gold decals – it was, and still is, a beautiful machine!

 Although I was happy with my purchase I quickly realized that my lack of knowledge was a big liability, especially since the wiring on my "new" 99K was so rotten that the insulation was falling off!

I had to do a lot of research to find out how to fix the wiring on this SINGER® 99K sewing machine. The quest to find a way to repair the wiring made me realize just how difficult it is to find information on vintage sewing machines. There was no one place to go to find all the information I needed. It was scattered and often focused on the collector – someone who already knew a lot about vintage sewing machines.

I just wanted to know what to buy and how to restore my “new” sewing machine.

If you have ever tried to learn about vintage sewing machines, you may have had a similar experience to mine. You find older machines for sale but won’t know how to determine if they are functional. It is really frustrating to be presented with an opportunity to purchase a machine and not have the knowledge to make a good and timely decision. Frustration only increases when you decide to educate yourself, only to find that information is not readily available.

 

I have been there!

 

I was tired of letting opportunities to buy a vintage sewing machine slip away as I wasn’t sure if buying that particular machine would be a good deal. I decided to learn more about vintage sewing machines, and I did, but it took me a long time and a huge effort to acquire this knowledge.

I want to save you time and share this valuable knowledge with you.

 
 

The Unloved and Unappreciated program consists of guides, video tutorials and reference materials that provide you with everything you need to purchase and rejuvenate a vintage sewing machine.  After you’ve completed this program, you will have the confidence to find and make your best deal for your ideal sewing machine.

The Unloved and Unappreciated program includes 4 steps to help you learn everything you need to know to:

  1. Choose the right model for you
  2. Find that specific machine
  3. Restore it back to working order and maintain it
  4. Use your vintage sewing machine to create projects
 
 

Let's take a closer look at the 4 steps:

Step #1 - Choose

  • It is important to decide which machine you want because ultimately that will determine your price. The more rare or popular a model is, the higher the price you can expect to pay. For example, SINGER® Featherweight models are very popular so they tend to command a higher price.
  • Determining what features you need will help you choose the model type. Each model is slightly different so it is important to make sure that you are looking at one that meets your needs.

Step #2 - Find

  • Once you have decided what you are looking for, you need to find that machine.
  • Learn the right place to look for a machine and how much you will have to pay.
  • Learn how to evaluate the machine to be sure that it will meet your needs and how to negotiate a fair price.

Step #3 - Restore

  • Learn the simple techniques to get your vintage sewing machine in working condition.
  • Find the true beauty of your vintage sewing machine by choosing the right products to clean it.
  • Learn simple repairs to restore the problems with most machines even if you purchased a “fixer upper”.

Step #4 - Use

Show off your newly restored machine by making two projects with it. After all, this is why you bought it!

Each step in Unloved and Unappreciated includes a printable guide and videos that are used together for the best learning experience. The guides make great reference documents with their clearly written information and colourful photographs. The videos include all the information in the guides and have the added advantage of showing you the techniques and the beauty of the machines. When used together you get the best of both worlds – the convenience of the guides and the comprehensiveness of the video tutorials.

 

Step 1 - Choose

Guides:
Vintage Sewing Machines
The Collection

Videos:
Vintage Sewing Machines
Buy a Vintage Sewing Machine The Classic Collection
The Transitional Collection

References:
References for Vintage Sewing Machine
Information on Machines in Kim's Collection

Step 2 - Find

Guide:
Find a Vintage Sewing Machine
 

Videos:
Purchase a Vintage Sewing Machine
Evaluate a Vintage Sewing Machine
Vintage Sewing Machine Attachments

References:
Assessing a Vintage Sewing Machine Cheat Sheet

Step 3 - Restore

Guide:
Restore a Vintage Sewing Machine

Videos:
Restore Your Vintage Sewing Machine
Maintain Your Vintage Sewing Machine
Repair your Vintage Sewing Machine

References:
Your Vintage Sewing Machine Grid

Step 4 - Use

Guide:
Projects for Vintage Sewing Machines

Videos:
Table Topper Construction
Table Topper Backing and Quilting
Featherweight Base Extension Cozy
 

References:
Table Topper Pattern
Featherweight Bed Extension Cozy Pattern

 

After completing this program, you will have all the knowledge you need to act immediately when the vintage sewing machine that you are looking for becomes available. You’ll know how to evaluate and purchase the machine with the confidence that you are capable of restoring it to working order. You will be primed to add one (or more) of these great vintage sewing machines to your sewing studio for a reasonable price and preserve an piece of history at the same time.

 
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Pricing Guide For Vintage Sewing Machines (pdf)

  • Learn what a reasonable price is for the model you are looking at
  • Determine what additional costs you may be facing when restoring your machine
  • A checklist to take with you to keep you on track as you assess the machine
  • A pricing work sheet to determine what you would consider a fair price
  • Negotiating tips you can use to ensure that you get a “great deal”
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How To Sell Your VIntage Sewing Machine (pdf)

  • Learn what what things to consider before putting your machine up for sale
  • Ensure that your ad will attract buyers
  • Learn how to prepare for and make the sale

 

 

Membership in the private Chatterbox Quilts' Facebook group. 

  • Join other liked minded stitchers for discussions on vintage sewing machines and other stitching topics
  • Weekly Facebook Live videos on a variety of topics
  • Your questions personally answered by Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts

 

Here's what others are saying about Unloved and Unappreciated: Finding the Hidden Value in Vintage Sewing Machines

 
I loved this program, and I own 5 vintage sewing machines I can actually sew on and I love them all. Yes, I have a “modern” one also, but hardly use it. I especially love my treadle machine. I am a quilter.
— Florence S.
 
 
Thank you for your enthusiasm and knowledge! I acquired a vintage Singer sewing machine and now am excited to learn more about it and actually use it!
— KC
 
 
Thanks, you delivered an excellent presentation and have motivated me to buy a vintage sewing machine.
— Rochelle G
 
 

FAQs

Why should I buy a Vintage Sewing Machine?

  • Vintage sewing machines are inexpensive, easy to find and easy to maintain. They are reliable sewing machines that fit the needs of most sewists.

Why should you buy this program?

  • With the Unloved and Unappreciated program you will save time and money when you are ready to purchase your first, or next, vintage sewing machine. You won’t have to spend hours and hours of your time researching information on vintage sewing machines: I’ve provided all of this information for you in Unloved and Unappreciated.
  • The videos and guides in Unloved and Unappreciated can be accessed at your convenience. Unlike a “live” class, you won’t have to keep up with the teacher: you can stop the videos at any time and review any sections you wish. The program includes guides that can be printed out – or not – which means you don’t have to take any notes as you work your way through the program. We’ve done the notetaking for you!
  • Unloved and Unappreciated includes the best of both worlds: you can watch the videos or read the guides, whichever you prefer. You can always do both – the choice is up to you.
  • Unloved and Unappreciated is a digital product which means you can access the guides and videos anywhere at anytime.

Who should buy this program?

  • If you are interested in buying a vintage sewing machine, but don’t know where to start to find information on them, Unloved and Unappreciated is the program for you.
  • If you have a vintage sewing machine, but don’t know how to restore it to working order, Unloved and Unappreciated will help you do this.
  • If you are interested in vintage sewing machines, but don’t have any knowledge about them but want to learn more about them, Unloved and Unappreciated will provide you with this information.

Who shouldn’t buy this program?

  • Hard-core vintage sewing machine collectors or restorers who already know everything about older machines should not buy this course. This course is aimed at those with little or limited knowledge of vintage sewing machines.
  • You may, however, want to purchase Unloved and Unappreciated if you are interested in viewing Kim’s collection of vintage sewing machines.

How do I get the Unloved and Unappreciated program?

  • Press the Buy button below and an order form will pop up on the screen. Press the Buy button, enter your credit card information, and your purchase is complete. You will receive a welcome email that includes links to the program content.
  • All the program content is stored on servers provided by a company called Gumroad. You can access your content anytime from the buttons on the welcome email (don’t lose it!).
  • You may want to consider creating a Gumroad account, which will create a library of all the content that you purchase. You can then access your content from any computer or use Gumroad’s mobile APP without worrying about losing the email.

How long will I have access to the program content?

  • You have lifetime access to the content in Unloved and Unappreciated.
  • If you set up an account in Gumroad, you will be able to access the content there.
  • You can also download the videos and guides to your own computer, if you wish.

What do I need to view the content?

  • The content in Unloved and Unappreciated can be accessed on all laptop and mobile devices: Android, iOS, Windows, Mac.
  • You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to view the PDF guides. Most computers have this pre-installed, however if you need to download this software, you can find it on the Adobe website.

Can I access the content on my mobile device?

  • Yes, the content of Unloved and Unappreciated can be viewed from any mobile phone or tablet running with Apple's iOS or Google's Android.

Will I enjoy the program?

  • We certainly hope so! If you are interested in vintage sewing machines, this program is for you. We have included some sample videos and guides below to give you a taste of the content in Unloved and Unappreciated.

Will this program help me buy and restore any brand of sewing machine?

  • In the program, I use SINGER® sewing machines to demonstrate the techniques and information. SINGER® sewing machines are still easy to find, inexpensive to buy and you can easily find replacement parts. While I can’t guarantee that this information in Unloved and Unappreciated will provide you with sufficient information to fix any make of vintage sewing machine, the similar principles apply for any make of machine.

What is included in Unloved and Unappreciated?

  • Instructional videos 
  • Guides
  • Bonuses

What is the price for Unloved and Unappreciated?

  • The price for all of the videos, guides, and 3 additional bonuses included in Unloved and Unappreciated is $59.99 USD.

Who can I contact if I am having problems?

  • I am always here to support you while you are working your way through Unloved and Unappreciated. If you are having problems or have questions, please contact me at kjh@chatterboxquilts.com. I want you to enjoy this course and will do everything I can to make sure that happens.
 
 

Let Me Show You More

You may still be unsure if Unloved and Unappreciated is the program for you. I understand this and want to be sure that you’ll benefit from the valuable information in the program so let me give you some more details about the program.

 
 

Program Outline

The program is built around the four steps. Each of the steps includes a guide and videos to help you learn the skills that will help you get a vintage sewing machine at a great price. Click on the picture to download the course checklist that shows you all the guides, videos and bonuses included in the program.

 
 

Guides

The guides make a good learning tool and a great reference document with their clearly written information and colorful photographs. Click on the picture to download a sample guide that shows the type of information that is contained.

 
 

Videos

Videos are the heart of the program. The videos include all the information contained in the guides but have the added advantage of being able to demonstrate the techniques and really show off the beauty of the machines. Click on the picture to watch a compilation of sample videos from each step of the program.

 
 

If you still have questions or need more information about Unloved and Unappreciated before you buy, please contact me at kjh@chatterboxquilts.com.

Let me know what information you need and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can to help you with your decision. I want you to be completely satisfied that Unloved and Unappreciated is the program for you, so please don't hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns you might have.

 
 

Unloved and Unappreciated:

Finding the Hidden Value in Vintage Sewing Machines

There are lots of vintage sewing machines available. Once you’ve gone through the 4 steps in Unloved and Unappreciated you will never miss an opportunity to buy one of these reliable machines.

Disclaimer: The information in Unloved and Unappreciated: The Hidden Value in Vintage Sewing Machines is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Chatterbox Quilts makes no assurances that you will receive the same results as are shown in the Unloved and Unappreciated program.