German-made by Pfaff- Vintage Kenmore 117.841 Sewing Machine

Here's something special, a sewing machine made in Germany by Pfaff in the 1950s for Kenmore. Sears didn't make sewing machines, they had them made by other sewing machine manufacturers and the manufacturers they chose made really good machines. That's why Kenmores are some of the best of the vintage sewing machines.

German Made by Pfaff-Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine

The Pfaff quality and precision is evident in this beautiful Kenmore. It feels like a Pfaff with it's smooth power. This is a burly, heavy-duty machine that you can use to sew some pretty heavy materials, like canvas, denim, garment leather and more, as well as medium and lightweight materials. Make a leather purse or make a baby dress. This precision machine will do it all.

German Made by Pfaff-Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine

It uses standard needles and standard class 15 bobbins, available anywhere, and it features an easy, bed-mounted feed drop and an easy twist-type presser foot adjuster. The chrome door on the top-front of the machine is where you insert stitch pattern cams, and this machine comes with the 1 and 2 cam which makes a scallop stitch or a decorative pattern. Other disks are available online.

German Made by Pfaff-Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine

Somewhere in the past someone engraved their Oregon driver's license number on the bed and we haven't tried to obliterate it. We like these little bits of provenance, and we leave the stickers from the various repair shops (if any) that have worked on these vintage machines, too.

German Made by Pfaff-Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine

This one's just come off the restoration bench here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, and it's looking and sewing great. It comes with the foot control and cords, the zigzag/regular sewing foot, and several bobbins. Everything you need to start sewing immediately.

German Made by Pfaff-Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

German Made by Pfaff-Vintage Kenmore Sewing Machine

You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. The mains shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, 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, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

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