Hey folks, I have always liked old cast-iron sewing machines, and now that I will soon be moving into a new apartment I decided I'll to get myself one, both for display and the occasional sewing job. I am drawn towards the Singer "hand crank" ones, as the totally manual mechanism appeals to me, and also I heard they can handle thick material better than the ones with a motor. My only concern is that moving the fabric around the needle with one hand only might be a bit difficult, if not dangerous. Has anyone handled one of those hand crank machines, and has any tips to share? Thanks in advance!