I’ve been on the look out for a good used sewing machine. Once we get to the new house my studio will be upstairs but I am going to try to carve out a spot for a machine downstairs too. In the laundry room just off the kitchen I have a small desk spot that I think will work. Often when I am cooking at the house here I put water on to boil potatoes or am frying hamburger and quick run in the sewing room and sew a few seams. I’d miss not being able to do that. I had planned to use my Featherweight but part of me wanted something with a little more power.
In the quilting room at the new house I want two machines at a table so Kelli and I can both sew. Right now I have my Pfaff Grand Quilter that I love and my Bernina that Kelli and I both hate. I have that machine upstairs and use to patch pants and fill bobbins for the quilt machine.
Then my son Buck and his wife bought a house and now have room for a real sewing machine so he told me to keep an eye open for him. He has in mind to do a couple Pinterest projects where people take old ammo bags and sew them into pillows. He has a small machine that I don’t think will handle very big jobs.
So I was on the hunt for THREE machines….I love old Singers and have been holding out to find one. I don’t want any of the machines to have a cabinet. Last week, I found one…. I checked it over the best I could in the store and it looked like it might work. For $15, it was worth a try.
It works like a charm and has a wonderful straight stitch!!
There is something wrong though. There are no cams. We can’t do the decorative stitches that the machine shows that it can do. So..I don’t know who is going to get this machine. I would be more than happy to keep it. For $15 it is an awesome machine…I just don’t know if my son would like a machine that can at least zig zag.
For now the hunt continues. I’ll keep looking and hopefully find a couple more machines for under $30.