The best gift EVER!

I've wanted my own sewing machine for years and years. I love the idea of making your own clothes, bags, cushion covers, accessories and one day baby clothes! When I saw a massive box under the tree on christmas eve I was so excited, I really hoped (and sort of knew) it was a sewing machine - it wasn't just any machine though, it was the most beautiful, retro, stylish one I'd ever seen... Love at first sight... I'm very pleased to introduce to you my Novum Zig Zag Deluxe Mark 1X.








Can you feel the love?! I'm totally in love with the character and age of this machine, I even love the smell of it! I think its perfect and it will be used and appreciated for many many years to come :)

Alan, I love you so much - you know me so well and are always so encouraging and supportive with my creative endeavors, well with everything actually! THANK YOU!

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To anyone interested I have now got the manual for this exact model novum 
zig zag deluxe (thanks celine!) and I'd be happy to send it to anyone who's 
looking for it - just email me, address in the side bar :) 

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you create with that little beauty!

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  2. Thank you my beautiful wife. You are so amazing and creative and continue to surprise me with the massive range of things that you can do. Continue to sparkle x

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  3. Congratulations Astra :)

    I had a sewing machine once, but the bobbin and tension kept playing up. Put me clean off sewing. I admire those who have the patience and who are able to create items of beauty. Me - useless.

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  4. Thanks guys :) I have been having lots of fun learning on it, next project some gardening hand warmers...

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  5. Hi, I have this same machine handed down to me by my mam I was just wondering do you happen to have the manual for it? love the little attachment tin...dont have one :(

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    1. The manual is soooo hard to find! My hubby spent a few days looking and got a few versions of it, not the exact model match but you can figure out 99% from them, I have them all on PDF and Id be happy to email them to you, just email me direct - alanandastra (at) gmail (dot) com

      Isn't the tin just the coolest!

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  6. Thanks so much im so excited to get crafting and need to give machine some love first as it hasnt been used in about 20 years.i sent you an email. Love your blog by the way and you positive outlook :)

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  7. You will have so much fun! I love sewing quilts on mine.

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  8. here is a sewing site that has may free manual and if yours is not there...just send them an email. This is a wonderful site of older machines. http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/singer-needle-sizes-1950.html

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    1. thanks for the link, i have the manual already, but useful for other old machines :)

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  9. Hi my name is Clare and I live in the UK. I have recently being given the same machine that you got and, like you, I was over the moon. My mother-in-law gave it to me (she also gave me a Kenwood Chef from the 1970's and that is used constantly)I am trying to get hold of a user manual and you say on your blog that you are prepared to share, if you could send me the manual I would be so grateful. :0) xx

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    1. no problem clare just send me your email address (mines in the side bar) and ill get it to you :) its a great machine :) x

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    2. Hi Astra, I sent you an email last night about the manual and thought I would just pop on and say a big thank you for helping me out with htis, I too have looked long and hard and I haven't been able to find a manual for this exact model so you are a life saver. I didn't want to be given this wonderful gift and wreck it by not actually knowing how to work it :0) x

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    3. Hi Astra thank you very much for the instruction manual, tomorrow will be spent getting to know my machine better and from then who knows :0) x

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    4. :) best of luck, I'm sure you'll love it! x

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  10. I have just got this sew machine with no manual could you possibly send a copy to me?

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    1. of course, can you email me at the address to the right (and up) because your details say noreply@blogger.com

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  11. Hey, do you still have the manual for this machine?

    Thanks

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  12. Hi have u got the manual for this please for my gf

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  13. Hi Astra, I have the same machine it was my mums and she died 22 years ago and have never used it, I am starting to sew now and would love to use my mums machine but don't have a manual, I can figure most of it but don't have a clue how to load the bobbin with thread. Any chance you could email me on suzy.ashworth@icloud.com or explain how to do the bobbin. Many thanks in advance xx

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  14. Is it too late? I have the same machine and could not find the manual.could u please email me the manual ? penny7887@gmail.com
    Thank u.

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  15. Me too. Im desperate for manual as I can't get my zig zag working on the machine I've just bought on ebay. Im in Hampshire England. Thanks, Jon Gale. jon.gale1@gmail.com

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  16. Hi my wife had this exact same machine which has been passed down to her from my mom but can't find the manual a anywhere would really appreciate it if you could send me a copy it would make her day domoliver40@gmail.com

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