I found a two toned blue Brother Zig Zag sewing machine today, which I just may have to keep (for awhile at least). It almost looks light green and blue. I guess it can be any color you want it to be.
I don’t know what model it is. I can’t find a model number on it. There is an MZ number on the sewing machine body itself, and there is a serial number on the motor, but nothing to indicate what model number it is. I have googled, and searched google images to find something similar…and I have found some, but those people are stumped as to what model number they have too. I guess it really doesn’t matter, except that it is capable of taking decorative cams, and if I don’t know what cams it takes, it will be hard to find any, if I choose to.
Being a zig zag machine, it only had a straight stitch presser foot on it, and a straight stitch needle plate. I was able to find a zig zag needle plate, by searching for Brother parts, and by comparing the straight stitch needle plate with a drawing of the zig zag plate. I got one of those ordered, and it wasn’t too badly priced. $6, I think. The spool pin was missing, so I had Louie modify the bracket and put a singer spool pin on it. I stole the zig zag presser foot off of a Brother I am scrapping out, and the bobbin case was missing the spring and screw, but thank Goodness I had another spare, so I think we’re about ready to test sew with it, but not until the zz plate gets here. I cleaned and oiled it, and surprisingly, there was nothing ‘stuck’. I replaced the bobbin tire as well, as it was brittle and crumbling. I think this machine is kind of cute. The plates and emblems remind me of a vintage car.
Here’s some before and after pictures .
I’m going to do some juggling with some sewing machine cases and get this machine in a case.
If you know what model this machine is, please let me know. It might be nice to find some cams and see what other things this machine can do. I don’t know of a Brother sewing machine identification database, like Singer and Kenmore has, so if anyone knows if there is one, I would love to know about that too.
Have a good week.