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Monday, August 16, 2010

Sewing Machine Obsession

My three favorite machines.

The Singer treadle takes me back to when I was 3; I got in trouble for repeatedly playing with my great-grandmother's machine. Come could a kid resist? I loved it then, and even more now. With a new bobbin and cord, the 100+ year old machine works GREAT!!!
(Made in 1907)

The Singer Curvy is a guilty pleasure. After using one at a Swap-O-Rama-Rama at the Maker Faire in Austin, I was hooked. No more jamming, breaking needles, or worrying if I can sew through denim.
The price held me back for a while until I found one on clearance. You bet I snatched it up!  
Of course, after I bought the Curvy, I found an Elna 8000, cheap, at a garage sale. GREAT machine, but the idea was to resell it to recover the money for the Curvy. Doh! 

Out and about at garage sales, I stumbled upon this little beauty. Imagine my shock to find it worked perfectly!  Thank goodness it came with a carrying case because this puppy is heav-vy!

My next Singer hunting treasure is (drumroll please) the Slant-O-Matic Rocketeer. I have no idea what they were thinking, other than watching too many 50s "B" Sci-Fi movies. I'm sure it weighs a ton, but still, it's really cool and I can't wait to find one.

Stitch on!