I have a new sewing machine! Well, it is new to me! I think it is so beautiful and am so excited. I am already planning all the little crafty things that I can make on it.
I have loved the look of the old Singer sewing machines for a long time. I was even briefly tempted by the new limited edition Singer that looks like an old one. Albeit a plastic one.
My Dad bought this one at an auction and I fell in love with it as soon as he brought it home. His plan was to sell it but, as I loved it so much, he gave it to me. Such a lucky girl!
Apologies for the poor photographs! It was getting a bit dark when I was taking them but I just couldn't wait!
Isn't it beautiful! Looking at the reference number I think that the machine was made around 1939. This one only does straight stitch with no back stitch or zig zag. Luckily I wasn't particularly used to the electric sewing machine so it shouldn't be too much of a learning curve. If I want to make bigger things I will use the modern machine but this one is suited to smaller projects. Plus it is so quiet!
Just look at the detail on the end plate! This machine has obviously been well looked after as it so clean and well maintained. There is a little scuffing on the black paint but it just adds to the charm for me!
The hand crank! When I dreamed of having an old Singer I imagined one with a treadle. I think it will take a bit of getting used to! I will have to learn to sew with one hand while the other hand turns the handle.
There are all these little accessories in the end compartment and there was a box of extra feet too. Not all of the feet are for this machine but most have serial numbers so I can research them. There was a guide book as well but that is from 1962 so it is a fair bit newer than this machine!
The sewing machine lives in a box that looks just like an old suitcase! All neat and tidy! I just need to find a sturdy folding table and then I will be ready to go. I would love a sewing room but we just don't have space for it. Hence the need for a folding table!