The end of my vintage sewing machine era, that is.
I enjoyed collecting and sewing with my old machines for about 15 years. While I didn’t have a huge collection, when we moved and downsized I didn’t have room for them all any more. They went up on Craigslist this last week and were claimed in a matter of days. Here is a surprise – all my buyers were men.
The “in memoriam” portion of the program…
My Viking Husqvarna 21 was the first to go. The young man who bought it collects Viking machines and didn’t have this particular one.
The Singer 503A went to a man who was replacing another similar model to use in his upholstery business. He was thrilled with the condition of my baby and I’m sure he will take good care of it.
The Kenmore 158.65 and the Singer 66 whose picture is below went to a third gentleman. He and his wife run a quilting retreat and they will be using them for decor.
I used and enjoyed all of these machines, and am sorry that I can’t keep them.
My Featherweight is the one vintage machine that is staying with me. After all, it doesn’t take up a lot of room. And it does give me the option of using a dedicated straight stitch machine when I want to.
The machine that is replacing them all is a Janome DC4030P. I don’t have the machine yet, but I have cut out the first project that I will sew on it, and that’s a white shirt. I think that’s a really nice new beginning. I can’t wait to get started.