Hi all, I need the community's advice. I've been slowly but surely repairing my too-big-for-me collection of vintage Singers, mostly 201-2s and 15-91s, with some 221s and 206s here and there. It will soon be time for me to start selling them off.
I clean the machines up inside and out, re-wire them as necessary, get the stitches balanced, properly set the bobbin winder, et cetera. But I figure I'd better make some videos showing the machines in action, so interested parties can see they're the real deal.
Whether you are an experienced sewist or a first-time vintage machine buyer, what would you want to see in a video of a machine you're considering? Are there specific operations you'd like to see the machine perform? I'm not sure what the most common tasks are among quilters and sewists.
Most eBay videos of vintage machines show them doing ridiculous things like sewing through leather belts. I consider that neither practical nor good for the machine. I'd like to show my machines doing some real-world, useful types of sewing, and could use your advice on what I should shoot. Any info greatly appreciated!
thanks for your time,