Alden De Luxe Zigzag

This beautiful sewing machine was made in Japan in the early to mid 1960s. It's a zigzag machine with dropping feed dogs and a Patch-O-Matic type presser foot adjuster that instantly releases pressure with a touch, or increases pressure incrementally with the press of a finger.

This steel drive machine has plenty of power to sew multiple layers of heavy fabric or leather, and it will also sew light and medium weight fabrics just as well. It sews straight-stitch, zigzag, button holes, and reverse. This heavy-duty home sewing machine uses standard needles and standard Class 15 bobbins which you can find anywhere sewing supplies are sold.

It's a very well made machine with lots of attention to detail. I was impressed when I disassembled the motor and saw how much consideration had gone into it's design, compared to most sewing machine motors. This one is a .8 amp motor, just a little stronger than the one in Singer's famous 201 and 15-91.

To see this machine sew, watch the video we've made of it, here:

See how to thread it and how to wind the bobbin. Watch as our delightful presenter sews broadcloth, twill, and leather. See her drop the feed and release the foot pressure, and sew freehand. It's informative and fun!

The machine is in excellent condition, ready to sew for the rest of your life, and it comes with a free Lifetime Guaranty, that if you ever have a problem with it, you can bring or send it back to us and if we can, we'll fix it for free. You of course will pay for any parts or shipping.

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration, we love these old machines and do our best to bring them back to the very best they can be. We take them apart and inspect them for problems or potential problems, clean out the old oil that's turned into varnish from years in storage.

We clean out the old hardened grease from the gear boxes and scrape out the old oil-soaked lint wads that have packed into the close tolerance spaces between the parts, unwind the thread that's jammed into the rotating parts, and generally free up the machine to run like it used to when it just came home for the first time.

We use our special blend of oils that works down into the moving parts and coats and protects them and gives them the micro-thin slick surfaces to move against. We re-pack the gear boxes with good grease and lightly grease the gears in the upper works. We take apart the tension assemblies, remove the hook and bobbin, take off the hand wheel, disassemble the motor, and inspect, clean, lube and adjust everything to make it run just right.

After rigorous testing to be sure it's sewing like it should, it goes to Aradia. Aradia is our detailer and I've never met anyone as detail oriented. With dental pics and toothbrushes, she canvasses the machine, carefully searching out the dirt and grime that collects on anything that gets used. She spends hours on your machine bringing it back to it's original beauty.

Finally, after it's sparkling like a new machine, and it's been photographed for the coffee table book, it gets it's final test. On occasion, one will come back to me for an adjustment or detail that I've missed, but usually your machine goes on to sew 8-layers of heavy denim, sews shirt weight material, and sews garment leather, all of which gets videoed for you to see.

And why do we go to so much trouble for a sewing machine?

Ah, the things we do for love.

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