When I finally sat down to use my grandmother’s sewing machine, the one she bought the year I was born, it wouldn’t work for me.
I had always liked this machine because it would sew through almost any thickness of fabric and it has a knee treadle.
When I say it wouldn’t work that’s not fully accurate. The needle would go up and down but I couldn’t set the tension correctly to get it stitching.
After playing with it for an hour I finally had the thread running and the needle stitching.
After looking up similar machines on Craigslist I decided to list it for $65.
What happens if you can’t give away or sell an item? Would you throw it away? Or be more patient?