Saturday, February 12, 2011
Sharing Some Of My Sewing Treasures...
I love the world of vintage Singer. I have not been collecting that long but wanted to show you a few of the items I have nabbed. Just click on any of the pictures for a closer look...
We found this beautiful stained glass Singer sign in an antique store in Markle Indiana, I think we payed 23 dollars for it... what a deal! It now hangs in my south facing dining room window and I love it!
When I first started collecting sewing machines I won a Singer Red Eye treadle that was in Angola Indiana for 60 dollars and all four drawers of the cabinet were stuffed full! This Swiss Singer zigzagger was only one of the great items. I tried it out and it works great! I love the pretty red Singer button... Below are the cams that fit into the attachment giving you different zz stitches, there is a little clear plastic case that slides over them and it all fits into its very cool show case.
I am thrilled to have this scarce foot, I have read that it is both scarce in Great Britain as well as here in America. This was also in the treadle drawers. I have not tried it yet but I did find the instruction book online. This foot is not to be confused with the imitation hemstitch foot although they do look very similar.
RECENTLY NABBED CANADIAN SINGER BOX
I am proud to have my Canadian Singer box, I recently won it on eBay. It came full of attachments and has a purple velvet interior. The box was reasonably clean inside but had chalking appearance on the outside. I cleaned and waxed it with car polish... it came out pretty good. I am still busy polishing the attachments and need to pick up a can of air to spray the velvet with, it works wonders on the inside of a case like this.
VERY COOL ATTACHMENT FOOT with FEET...
Through the gifting and buying of old machines you wind up with a ton of old attachments... at least I seem too. Looking through all of them I did find some keepers. This set of hemmers in multiple sizes are really going to be a blessing when I get to making new curtains. This set has one attachment foot and all the others fit on that foot which is kinda cool because you don't have to keep unscrewing the foot when you want to change to a different implementation. Along with the hemmers (which is the feet in the back row) are an edgesticher which is great for applying rickrack, a binder for binding retro aprons (much easier than doing them manually with your hand) and a shirring foot which I have yet to use but will soon.
THEN THERE IS MY TUCK TUCK TUCKER!
Finally I learned to use the tucker thanks to April of April 1930's Sewing. She is just this precious person who wants you to learn how to use the attachments and offers many free instructions on her website. Thanks April!
Well these are but a few of my Singer sewing treasures, maybe I will do this again and let you see some more if you are interested! HAPPY SEWING!