2.12.2009

New sewing machine!


I got a new sewing machine! It's one that has been sitting at the thrift store I frequent, and just this week marked down from $40 to $20. What a steal. The machine is built into a table and can fold under for space saving. It also has a knee pedal instead of a foot pedal which will get some getting used to, but I really like the lack of twisting wire on the floor. After dusting it and setting up my own little space, it feels so nice and inviting, I even hung up some 1940s pictures and needlepoint I bought earlier in the week, I'll have to take pictures of those too.

I'd love to sit right down and tackle the basket of repairs I have, but its missing its little bobbin holder. I hope it wont need any sort of special one, I just plan on taking ones I see from the hopeless sewing machines at the bins, and if that doesn't work I'll need to search around for one. Meanwhile it just looks so pretty, and sounds ever so smooth.

If anyone has an idea when this is from (I'll do some research soon) I'd love to hear what you think. My guess is 1940s, but is in such good condition its hard to tell.

8 comments:

kim* said...

ooooh bet your ganna make some awesomeness!

Frances Baker said...

How lovely! I'm not sure exactly when it dates from, but if you can find out online using the serial number, you will probably be able to find a replacement bobbin attachment online... I found some for my 60's machine at the manufacturers website.

Solanah said...

Great. thanks so much for the tip!

Vanessa said...

Thats such a beautiful machine! I have got a reaaaally old sewing machine in my room which was handed down to me by my father via his parents and so on. It has a wooden box on top of it to protect. Unfortunately I cant really sew but Ive always wanted to use it....

Atomic Mama said...

i love that machine, it looks newer than my kenmore, and my kenmore is from the 50s.. but who knows.

that movie was lovely by the way.

YAY my interwebz are back!

Light & Shadow said...

My mother had a machine you pressed with your knee. I loved it!

Andrea said...

That sewing machine is tooo cute! I love the ones that are built into a table. I don't even know how a knee pedal would work though...

Cindy Is Crafty said...

You can also try the local sewing machine repair shop. They usually have old machines around for parts. I bought a used bobbin case from the shop here locally for $2.00. It is perfect and he fished it from another machine.

Our local repair shop is inside a vacuum store.