Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch machine

January 3, 2013

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.

Willcox & Gibbs


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2 Responses to Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch machine

  1. Axel Lexberg
    July 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm


    Hörni, jag är nyfiken på vilken tråd ni använder och var ni får tag på den?


    • Unionville
      October 22, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Hej Axel, förlåt för sent svar. Vi använder oss av lite olika trådar främs gamla bommuls trådar som vi samalt på oss med åren. Man jag kan tippsa om att innförskaffa vanlig sytråd i olika skalor av blått och grått då kan man laga det mesta.


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