These pincushion jars are so easy to make, and are a great idea for a simple but thoughtful present at Christmas time. Fill with a selection of sewing goodies according to your recipient - ribbons, thread, buttons, scissors, or whatever else you like!
How to clean and oil a vintage sewing machine Part 1: excellent tutorial, I learned a lot, not the same model as mine, but a heap of general tips. Clear instructions on how to clean and oil a vintage sewing machine. Make sure you watch Part 2 for the end result.