I took my 1927 Jones Handcrank with me on a short vacation and used it to piece together the top of the dress I am working on. I ended up talking more about antique sewing machines to people intrigued by my machine than I actually got to sew. But I did learn a new trick with sewing darts with using only one thread and not a chain stitch.
So I thought I would give a tutorial on how to do this, my first tutorial yeah!
First off: wind your bobbin with the color of thread you are going to want. You will need to wind it with way more thread than you normally would for the project at hand.
At this point I manually turn the hand wheel until my needle is in the fabric but has not started to come back up, then drop your presser foot and sew your dart.
There you have it, my first tutorial.