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Thread: a curbside find.....w/questions

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    Member PensyDutch's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever heard of a Dressmaker brand machine? Driving home yesterday, I spotted this portable sewing machine waiting for the trash collector. I stopped and rescued it from the coming rainstorm. Took it home, and plugged it in and it runs! Beyond that, I have no idea how to even get the darn bobbin out. By comparing pictures on google, I have learned it is a model 205. I am wondering if it might be worth repairing, if needed, and searching somewhere for a manual. It is heavy, but appears to be in good shape. I have never owned anything but a Singer brand and now have a Brother CS6000i. Any input is appreciated.

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    Congrats on your find!! Sorry I can't help you :(

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    sounds like a good find!! Have you searched for the manual online?

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    Great find for you. I have heard of a Dressmaker, but really can't help you other than that. Try contacting Billy, he has a vintage machine topic.

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    Dressmaker is the one they always had in the magazines on the contests and such. I have never had one, but have heard they are aren't too bad a machine. Interested in your outcome with this. Congrats on finding it!

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    congrats on a great find. I hope you find what you need to sort it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Great find for you. I have heard of a Dressmaker, but really can't help you other than that. Try contacting Billy, he has a vintage machine topic.
    Who is Billy?

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    I bought a Dressmaker from CraigsList for $30. I don't know much about it. You are right about one thing, though. It is heavy. I'm able to operate it and I use it to make bags or anything else that has thick seams. I also use it for extremely fuzzy fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PensyDutch
    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Great find for you. I have heard of a Dressmaker, but really can't help you other than that. Try contacting Billy, he has a vintage machine topic.
    Who is Billy?
    Billy aka Lostn51 started the Vintage Machine Shop section on this board. He's our expert on all things about vintage sewing machines. Here's the link

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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