Thursday, January 20, 2011

Super Deluxe Zig Zag Sewing Machine; my first

My Grandfather sent me my Grandmothers sewing machine! The package weighed a whopping 47lbs. It was purchased in 1958 and it was his first Christmas present to her. She used it a bit and now I am happy to have it and put it in good use again. Now when I sew, she can watch down on me and bless my future projects because Lord knows I will need it!

After reading through the manual and cleaning it and oiling it thoroughly I gave it a go and she runs well! I grabbed some scrap fabric I had to put her to the test. Here is how we turned out. (I say we because I am learning the foot pedal, you will see)
Its a hat! Just kidding. As you can see, I have to get used to it. I have to admit, its intimidating. I almost want to go back to hand sewing! Sewing is a lot of work and there's a lot of components to it that I didn't know about. I'm sure newer machines are easier but I like this machine. Its made out of metal so it wont break as easy as plastic. So long as I clean all of the lint out and keep it oiled, she should keep on running! I'm going to take it slow and be patient. I need to do a little more reading and I will be ready to go!

COMING UP: My Grandmothers (dad's side) birthday present (hand sewn items!) :) 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, 1958. I bought the same style (my first sewing machine) used, in 1982 for $80! I didn't know it was 24 years old! But it has served me well. I've just pulled out the zig zag "design cams" it came with but I've never explored. This is how I found your post. Thanks for sharing (3 years ago).