I know…I am addicted. What can I say? Let me explain. I was at the thrift store….and I saw this.
I squealed (quietly in my head so I didn’t draw any attention). Any of you who have a Featherweight sewing machine know that this is what the pedal looks like. I walked briskly (move like a run) to check it out. After some investigation, I found it was attached to this….
…an old Singer and cabinet. I really didn’t need another machine. In fact, it was interesting to look at, but not buy. Then I remembered I had been wanting to put my machine in a cabinet. Right now I don’t have a drop table to put my machine in. I sew on a desk or the dining room table. I often end up with a back ache. I have been wondering if a table with a drop spot for the machine, might be what I need to alleviate the back pain. I don’t want to spend lots of money on a fancy sewing table only to find out that it doesn’t help my back. I thought if I would buy the machine and cabinet I could try it out and see. I paid $5 for the cabinet and machine all together.
Well the machine came home and didn’t work. There’s an electrical short. Our daughter Kayla took it home to get her boyfriend to work on it. I kept the cabinet because that’s what I really wanted.
I took my machine, Mildred, and drop her in…only no dropping happened.
See how it doesn’t sit flat. Hubby to the rescue!
Now the machine sits in there fine. It doesn’t fold down but I don’t care. I just want to see if my back can get a little relief. As I was digging through the drawers of the cabinet, I found this.
The book tells all about the attachments for the machine…which I think will be very similar to how they will work with my Featherweight. I’ve been curious about the feet that my Featherweight came with and now I can learn more.
The cabinet is beat up and ugly but hubby thinks if it works for me, he’ll refinish it this winter. So $5 bought a little fun for us all.