Why do I collect old sewing machines? I would say there are several reasons. The first reason is that I knew I needed to do some repairs on the old cars I would need a sewing machine for. When I started to look for a sewing machine I realised I would need an old sewing machine for the work I intended to do. Researching old sewing machines revealed a whole universe of machines, manufacturers brands(even car brand names) and history. Best of all: they were mechanical marvels and very affordable too.