8.06.2009

The Magic Stitcher - Vintage Thingies Thursday

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Seriously. Isn't that the coolest thing you have ever seen????

Want to know what is even cooler?

I own it.

Yup! I am now the proud owner of a Magic Stitcher!!! I am so stinking excited about it! LOL! I bought it from this fun little shop on Etsy called Beca Runs because, well, as you can see from the instruction booklet - "No woman should be without one!" HA! If you know me at all you know how amazingly WRONG I think that statement is, but due to it's age I can't help but to find it a bit endearing.

The Magic Stitcher was made by Albin Enterprises and is really very neat! I haven't tried to actually use it yet, but I am totally going to! Here are a few things that the instruction booklet has to say about it:

"Adds that "professional" look to hand sewing."

"Be your own tailor and save with the MAGIC STITCHER. Easy to use, too. You can blind stitch an entire hem without rethreading!!! And just look at all the other stitches you can make with the MAGIC STITCHER:
BASTING TAILOR TACKING APPLIQUE
SMALL STITCHES SMOCKING SHIRRING
QUILTING OVERCASTING CHAING

READ THE INSTRUCTIONS and see for yourself how easy hand sewing is with the wonderful MAGIC STITCHER."

HA! Yup...that's a direct quote! Horrible sentence structure, a lack of exclamation points where you think you might want them and then a few extras in one spot, lol! And the use of caps is simply fabulous! Love that!

Here is what the back of the pamphlet says:

"MAGIC STITCHER...pays for itself with a beautifully concealed "Blind Stitch Hem"
* Be your own tailor

*Fits any purse - in size and price

* Give your hem the professional touch

* MAGIC STITCHER needs no rethreading

* This stitch alone saves you time and money"

I love old printed stuff! It just makes me happy! And the best part is, because I so FAIL at sewing, I don't even know what half of the stitches in that list up there are, so this should be EXTRA fun for me to play with! HA!!! I do love it, though! I really do! (If you want one I think I saw a couple on Etsy and Ebay, so do some searches and you are bound to find one! I got a really great deal, so I'm happy, but I wish I had known it came in red!!!!)

Do you love vintage cool stuff? Are you fascinated with print from years ago? What do you have in your stash?

For More Vintage Thingies Thursday Check out Colorado Lady! (She has a great blog!)

27 comments:

  1. This is so neat, I have never even heard of the magic stitcher!! Really neat item today...makes me want to watch for one.

    Have a great VTT!

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  2. you are a HOOT! that is so funny. i love vintage. my favorite vintage thing is Aprons.... and all the fun paper stuff, card, sewing patterns, epherma stuff. :O)

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  3. This would have come in handy last night while I hemmed my DH's pants for work! Dang, they are right, every woman needs this (lol)! LOVE VINTAGE!! Thanks for this.

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  4. What a neat thing! Yes, I love vintage papers too!

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  5. wow I have never seen one of these before...happy for your lucky find!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  6. I remember these!! Great find:-)

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  7. I have never seen one of these, I would love to hear about your attempts to use it. Yah and I get a kick out the "simple talk" they use for womens instructions in those day.

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  8. I sure learned something today from your post. I have never heard of a magic stitcher. It may be because I do not sew. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is really something. What a neat find. You will have to let us know how little stitcher works for you. Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Cool new toy.. Can't wait to see what it does. Don't ya just love the things they said back then in regards to women. I have a couple old cook books (paper, thin ones) that crack me up everytime I look at them.

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    (Pattie's passion)

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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  11. I love vintage items like this. Now you have to show us something you used it on!

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  12. what a funny little gadget. I love the "fits in your purse" thing. like if you're out and about, you can just whip that thing out and sew. funny.

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  13. I think that my grandma had one of those and am now wondering where it might be. I was given all her sewing stuff when she died back in 2000 and will need to go look now. Can't wait to see what you create with it.

    Julia/grettasgranddaughter

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  14. Dang Jennifer! You are a one woman infomercial!

    Can't wait til you show us what you have sewn!!!

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  15. I DO love vintage stuff. I just found out about a shop in Ann Arbor called Found that sells all kinds neat vintage goodness. Can't wait to visit. Thanks for the links to check out on Etsy.

    Mel

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  16. I've not seen one of these before!
    Happy VTT late! :)

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  17. Jingle my Grandma had one of the magic stitches. I remember playing with it as a kid. So cool.

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  18. Great piece. It would look wonderful in my vintage sewing basket. =)

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  19. so you should totally get a video of you trying use that silly thing!! LOL!

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  20. Doesn't every "modern" gal have one of these? Seriously - what a great find - I can see you'll have a lot of fun using it!
    Cheers!

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  21. oh my!!!! That is quite the little tool!!!

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  22. Oooh what fun! I could have used this the other day when trying unsuccessfully to fix 2 dresses. Had to get hubby to sew them for me.

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  23. I just purchased a Magic Stitcher but have no idea how it works. Could you post a photo of the instructions or explain how it works? Would be much obliged.
    -Sarah

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  24. I just read this post, and I have a question....are there instructions? I have the red one but I have no instructions or any idea how to use it...If you have any info, I would appreciate it.

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  25. Hi, do you have a PDF of the instructions? I have this too and looks so cool, but I have NO idea how to use it or if I am missing parts. Thanks. Love your blog (: ~Page

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  26. Add me to the list of those who would love a copy of the instructions. I have one of these that came in a box of notions from a garage sale. I just use it as an awl right now in papercraft work, but I'd love to know how to make it work for real!

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