Morse Fotomatic MZZ

made in Japan

One of the most stylish machines to come out of Japan in the mid century, the Morse Fotomatic is an excellent example of the innovation, styling and quality that went into these fantastic machines.

You can watch it sew and also learn how to use it in this great video we've made of it.

From winding the bobbin and threading the machine to dropping the feed dogs for free-hand sewing,
and everything in between.

What a great machine!

This is a manual zigzag machine, meaning that the hook and bobbin travel back and forth, following the needle bar as it zigs and zags.

This fine Space Age machine features an all-steel drive for plenty of power to sew through multiple layers of heavy fabric, dropping feed dogs for embroidery, patching, and free-hand sewing, analog display windows, and a Patch-O-Matic type presser foot adjustment.

Here at Stagecoach Road Sewing, we love these machines, and work to bring them back to the very best that they can be.

We take them apart, inspect, clean, lube, adjust, and generally look for any problems or potential problems. Then we detail them to look like new and test them rigorously.

Because we believe in these beautiful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty: If you ever have a problem with one of our restored, vintage machines, we'll fix it for free. You, of course, pay for any parts or shipping. See the details on our website:

As you would expect from a machine that's actually been used to sew, this one has pin scratches and tiny chips on the bed and around the edge of the bed. They, in no way, affect the performance of this fine machine.

This machine has been donated to the Siuslaw Watershed Council Benefit Auction.