Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm aware that I have a problem...

I'm just not ready to do anything about it yet. See what I found at
Goodwill today? This sat in someone's closet for a while, and doesn't
look too well used to begin with. It is very clean, and had three
things I have been looking for in one machine. First, it came with a
straight stitch throat plate as well as a zig zag. None of my other
machines have had a straight stitch plate, and they eat my fabric
sometimes. It also has droppable feed dogs and a teeny little free
arm. I was torn between the desire to offload some other machines and
the pain (!) of still wanting the features they posessed. Now, I can
officially say goodbye to everything except my serger and my Singer
338. Really. I mean it. Cross my heart.

Yeah- it sews beautifully....


  1. LOL! I love your addition. I'll live vicariously through you.

  2. Well done! I was very attched to my vintage Singer since it was the first machine I ever had, despite not having many features, I would never have replaced it myself. It would have felt likea betrayal! Then my mum suprised me with a brand new Brother (sewing machine not sibling, that would be weird!)with all the bells and whistles. Whilst my Singer was very beautiful, I soon got used to all the fun bits that came with my new machine. When it sews it's like cutting through butter and I realised how much function I'd been sacrificing for sentimentality!! And i can actually lift this one without pulling a muscle!
    Hope you have fun getting toknowyour new machine!

  3. It looks like a great one, it's so nice to have a good machine. I know I had a bad one and gave up on sewing for 18 years because I thought all machines sewed bad. LOL now I have a viking and it does pretty good at least seams stay together after washing them, not so with my old machine! Good luck!

  4. I think that is the same machine as my first, which was great. I liked it's overcast seam - did well for "serging" look. I got a used Bernina now which is great, too, but that Kenmore was actually very nice - it needs repair, broke a needle and pieces went inside that I could never find. I may break it out soon and take another look at it.

  5. Thanks for supporting my habit! Honestly, I have bought 5 vintage machines now, and as I am learning about the machines and sewing, I am upgrading as I go for very little! This machine is great- it has some really nice features and was obviously well cared for. But honestly, it probably won't be the last :)


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