Necchi Lydia 3
One of the later good all metal sewing machines made in Italy by Necchi. It is different. It is very good. It is very easy to use. It is a very nice sewing machine. To me the most unusual thing about it is the location of the hand wheel. When that is accepted you find it a very good idea. The hand wheel is located at the bottom edge of the machine.

The free arm build is setup in a special cabinet so using the cabinet is important. It could be used without the cabinet but I would build a small table top to fit around the free arm. The price of this beauty is just $185.00.
Necchi Lydia 3_1
Necchi Lydia 3_1
Italian made Necchi sewing machines are among the finest available today. They made high quality sewing machines and made them well. This one depends on the cabinet for completness of the free arm design.
Italian made Necchi sewing machines are among the finest available today. They made high quality sewing machines and made them well. This one depends on the cabinet for completness of the free arm design.
Necchi Lydia 3_2
Necchi Lydia 3_2
Didn't make a picture of it but when the cabinet top sections are removed the machine is able to do free arm stitching on small tight items like arm holes in sleeves.
Didn't make a picture of it but when the cabinet top sections are removed the machine is able to do free arm stitching on small tight items like arm holes in sleeves.
Necchi Lydia 3_3
Necchi Lydia 3_3
The rear side holds the thread and the thread guides toward the top and front and the bobbin winding feature. On the front end on the rear side are the presser foot controls to set pressure on the foot and to raise the foot.
The rear side holds the thread and the thread guides toward the top and front and the bobbin winding feature. On the front end on the rear side are the presser foot controls to set pressure on the foot and to raise the foot.
Necchi Lydia 3_4
Necchi Lydia 3_4
The red switch turns it on off - slow fast. on the back end is the hand wheel in lower position. Above is the adjustment wheel with all of the stitch selections. The notch by the thread holds the bobbin while winding.
The red switch turns it on off - slow fast. on the back end is the hand wheel in lower position. Above is the adjustment wheel with all of the stitch selections. The notch by the thread holds the bobbin while winding.
Necchi Lydia 3_5
Necchi Lydia 3_5
The well made all wood cabinet is very nice and well made. With this unit are complete manuals and a few accessories plus extra needles and bobbins. You will really like this Necchi.
The well made all wood cabinet is very nice and well made. With this unit are complete manuals and a few accessories plus extra needles and bobbins. You will really like this Necchi.
Necchi Lydia 3_6
Necchi Lydia 3_6
This small table fits into a home well and could be very useful. If you should prefer to not use the cabinet I would plan to make a small table to place around the free arm to use on a table top as a portable sewing machine.
This small table fits into a home well and could be very useful. If you should prefer to not use the cabinet I would plan to make a small table to place around the free arm to use on a table top as a portable sewing machine.
Necchi Lydia 3_7
Necchi Lydia 3_7
As the top is opened the machine appears and is very easy to raise into sewing position. The front door opens when one wants to sew. The door stores item very well also.
As the top is opened the machine appears and is very easy to raise into sewing position. The front door opens when one wants to sew. The door stores item very well also.
Necchi Lydia 3_8
Necchi Lydia 3_8
Tucked in and protected when down and easy to raise to work level.
Tucked in and protected when down and easy to raise to work level.
Necchi Lydia 3_9
Necchi Lydia 3_9
Read to sew? Just open the front door of the cabinet and pull up a chair.
Read to sew? Just open the front door of the cabinet and pull up a chair.
Necchi Lydia 3_10
Necchi Lydia 3_10
Turn the top dial to select stitch you want. Its so easy. Notice the electrical wiring is all in good condition.
Turn the top dial to select stitch you want. Its so easy. Notice the electrical wiring is all in good condition.
Necchi Lydia 3_11
Necchi Lydia 3_11
Closeup showing setting the stitch selection to zip zag. It shows up in the small window also.
Closeup showing setting the stitch selection to zip zag. It shows up in the small window also.
Necchi Lydia 3_12
Necchi Lydia 3_12
On the front are the selector for stitch length and the reverse lever.
On the front are the selector for stitch length and the reverse lever.