Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Earlier this summer I went to visit my grandparents, and one of my relatives had sent me this UH-MAY-ZING 1950s Atlas sewing machine!  I'm not sure of the exact year or anything, but I do know that this baby could sew through a brick!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

It weighs quite a lot, for all the pieces are metal.  However, though not very portable, it is a DREAM to sew!  It has a beautiful, clinky purr to it as it sews, and I'm spoiled.  Sewing on a new machine, even my Singer Heavy Duty machine, feels like I'm slumming it.  It rarely has tension problems like newer machines, and it even sews much faster than the "pedal to the metal" highest speed on my new machine.  (Not that I'm quite skilled enough to sew at that speed all the time, but I like that it's an option.)  My only sadness is that it doesn't have a measuring guide next to the needle.  I wrote measurements in sharpie on a piece of tape and put it next to the foot in an effort to fix this problem.

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

If you're looking for a machine, I would UNDOUBTEDLY recommend an Atlas machine like this one, or any older 1950s and before machine that works.  My grandmother also fell in love with mine, so my grandpa found her one of her own!  They are out there if you're looking for one, and they shouldn't be any more expensive than a nice new machine, generally.

And just for fun, here are some pictures of my grandma's sewing room where my machine is being babysat until I have a house to put it in.  Amazing, right?!  It's the land of dreams.

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

Flashback Summer:  Meet Phoebe, My 1950s Sewing Machine!

10 comments

  1. Sewing Bliss! Love your machine and the beautiful home it has for now. Think of all the wonderful items that have been made and will be made on the Pink Dream!

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  2. Hello Phoebe, aren't you an exceedingly gorgeous vintage gal!!!

    What an awesome gift and work of yesteryear sewing machine art. I'm super excited for you, honey, and hope you two have a very long and happy life together!

    ♥ Jessica

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  5. Do you know that those two holes next to the foot are for screwing in a metal 'thingy" that works as a seam guide? It's like a little metal foot that (if you run the fabric up against it) keeps you at a consistent distance from the needle. Amazing sewing room!

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