I was my grandmother’s first grandchild. At the time I was born she worked in the tailor shop of Joseph A. Banks.
When I was born my grandmother bought a brand new Singer sewing machine.
This machine has been sitting unused for at least a decade since I don’t sew much anymore and when I do I use my own Singer portable from the 1970s.
I was going to get rid of it in my plan to purge large things from our home. I looked into local college costume shops to see if they would like another machine. Costume shops have come a long way since I worked in one and I came away from my research thinking this avenue was closed.
I cleaned the wood case with lemon oil. Although it is very old, it cleaned up well .
I plugged in the cord to see if the machine stills runs. Like a charm the needle hammered up and down more quietly than my newer model.
I used this machine years ago to make a winter coat when the layers of fabric were too thick to go through my machine. I have kept it around just in case I ever make something like slipcovers that have multiple layers.
One of my favorite features is the knee treadle. It seems to work much more smoothly than the foot peddle on my machine.
In the drawer are some attachments and the original instruction manual.
I might keep it for now. What I’m not keeping is this heavy ironing board on wheels. It’s gotta go!
What are you keeping?