Back to Work!

Mr. Wonderful and I enjoyed our time away this weekend, we returned Sunday evening as the rain started. We visited several antique malls and found a few treasures to bring home! The mister is quite adept at finding toy sewing machines! Here is the first one that followed us home. 


This one is marked Casige, a huge maker of toy sewing machines in post war Germany. It says it was made in the British Zone. I love the graphics on this one. 

The next one was made in Berlin also but in the U.S. zone. It was produced by the KAYanEE Corporation, an American Company. There were countless variations of KAYanEEs produced over the years and I have quite a few. This one is a free arm version. 


You may think you have seen the next one already because it is very similar to one I got in April. It is another Betsy Ross. 


This one is electric and came in this cute little red case. 


Apparently, this machine was sold in the 1950 Montgomery Wards Catalog for $18.95! You can see it with the one I already had here. 

I just love these.  They are sturdy enough to actually sew with them. And I just might! All of these are chain stitch machines. 

Time for me to clean up the house before heading in to the day job. Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Back to Work!

  1. allisonreidnem says:

    Your machines are really cute – but they look far far more robust than any toy machines made now. So good that you and your husband can enjoy the fun of finding and collecting together. My Dad did his national service with the British Army in Berlin – lots of memories of moving from one zone to another (and not being very polite to the Russians!).

  2. Anja Clyke says:

    What great treasures. Your collection seems to keep growing. Enjoy!

  3. Tina W says:

    Love your little machines! I must admit I have quite a collection of them too. Before I forget, thanks for giving me the name of the IKEA cabinets under your long arm. I purchased three of them for under mine and my whole sewing room looks better because of them!

  4. Sandi says:

    I love your little machines, they are so cute! Hugs,

  5. Janet O. says:

    What fun! How many toy machines do you have now? Or is that something you don’t like to say out loud? *LOL*

  6. lois92346 says:

    How CUTE they are! Now all you need is a granddaughter to sew along with you.

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