The other day we made room in the store to bring in our latest machine, and it sure feels fine to be able to sew with a chain stitch machine that’s more than one hundred years old. In 1859 Willcox & Gibbs were founded and the machine that they created is known as one of the pioneers when it comes to chain stitch, and this is made using a single upper thread and a lower lopper design that hooks the threat in every stitch. Today the early models made by Willcox & Gibbs are consider highly collectible among sewing machine collectors, all because of its beautiful lines and superb stitching. The model that we came across here in Stockholm dates to around 1905 and it still runs like a clock making the same stitches that came to change a lot in the early industrial sewing industry.
So if you prefer to have your jeans hemmed using a chain stitch machine of the very early type, stop by the store and listen to the sound of a machine that radiates history.