Various old fashioned antique sewing machines are demonstrated. Women sewing wear period costume (although much more make up than would have been worn at the time!). One woman wears a Victorian style outfit, another a "flapper outfit". The antique sewing machines are from a Swiss collection.
Modern sewing machine is contrasted. Good shots of women sewing. C/Us of some machine embroidery taking shape. "This machine might have frightened our Victorian grannies" states the narrator as the machine does its work. Various pieces of machine embroidery are seen in C/U.
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