I purchased this beautiful Vigorelli sewing machine on Ebay for 80.00 included shipping. The machine sewed perfectly right out of the box. The stitch system is a little different than the average sewing machine so I did need to find a manual on line ($1.00). The reason I wanted this machine was the high powered motor and it's reputation for perfect stitching, it also has the super sized L bobbin- a very important attribute for commercial sewing. I hope to someday put this in an industrial table with a servo motor. These Italian made machines are basically the same machine as the Swiss made Pfaff machines. Same metal camstack, cleated drive belt and a two belt motor system. they run like a race car!
I had one of these machines about 12 years ago and then sold it. I have regretted selling it ever since.
It came with a case in pristine condition, but it did not come with the sewing platform/plate. The plates aren't imperative, but if you are sewing for hours it is really helpful.
There are lots of sewing tables/platforms for sale anywhere between $100-$300 and you can make one for around $30.00. I made mine for no cost at all. May not look the best, but it was free and I was able to use it right away!
I used a block of firm foam, one of the pieces that was actually used in the box that the machine was shipped in!
It sits just right and supports the fabric nicely
I hope to put it in a table - when I have one and when I have room for one! Until then this little hack job works just fine!
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