I'm proud to present my beautiful Necchi Supernova Ultra. She's was advertised in 1959 to be premiering in 1960.
My model is a free arm, not usual as I learned from my research. My mom gave it to me because she's not into sewing since about fifteen years ago. Time the machine spent without being used, outside on a covered porch. Good thing is she had it on a table, adapted for it, and covered with the hard case it came with (oops! forgot to picture it).
Raisa, a friend of mine, has been sewing for decades, she helped me figure out what was wrong with the machine so I wouldn't have to pay a lot of money on a house call tech. My compadre changed the carbon brushes and I took the tensor dial to be repaired. Now it sews like brand new, and the engine sounds smoothly!
It came with all this accessories. The case has a dialer on top for easy reference on how to set the machine to do the embroidery stitches, about 140. The lever is for buttonholes, all the feet are for stuff I still don't know yet, except the plastic one which I know is for the embroidery stitches. Mom also got a ruffler foot, I'm not much into it, but it'll come handy! Got me a box of multi use needles because most of the ones I got from mom were rusty, no wonder after 15 years!
This is my very first project. I sew a place mat for Raisa. I'm also working on a small bag for my compadre's daughter, Camila, my goddaughter, she's also Raisa's granddaughter. I want to thank them and told them I would give them the first projects. Well, as you can see the machine sews perfectly, but still I need to practice in order to sew on straight lines lol, this is more like a trapezoid than a rectangle. I'll tell her that "the uneveness on the piece are no defects, only a garantee that I did made it all by myself" ROTFL
Of course, I needed to try everything, added a lovely wavy stitch all around.
And it's backed with a pink ghingam, for me it's so picknicky. Perfect placemat for summertime. We have breakfast at school on our classroom/office, I'm sure she'll appreciate it. Afterwards I'll have to make one for Sara and another one for me too, so we three can have our meal like at home...
Have a nice stitching week!!!