Sunday, January 11, 2009
New Hope Japanese Clone of Singer 15
This machine is branded a New Hope and is a Japanese copy of the Singer 15 with a few added extras.
It has a dial on the bed for dropping the feed dogs (embroidery) and adjusting the presser foot pressure to sew finer fabrics(silk).
It came to us as a head only but we have put her in a base and added a repro handle - painted to compliment the colour and turned it into a handcrank.
She draws lots of admiration from many people. They just love her colour.
She sews well, although a little heavier as in how she handles, than a Singer 15. Might just be from lack of use. It is unusual for these machines to be decorative as this.
She wented along with us to the last Quilt show and attracted a lot of attention :-)