Sunday, August 25, 2013

My New Machine

Hey Everyone! I am SUPER excited about my new sewing machine.
It's vintage!!I have named her Bernadette. I hadn't really planned on buying a sewing machine, I had been pinning vintage sewing machines on Pinterest lately as well as favoriting them on Etsy. So when I saw one at an estate sale, it was a dream come true (literally, I had a dream about it the night before) Friday-Saturday I worked hard at setting up a garage sale and selling my old things, I made $144.62. The machine was priced for $300, but first we had to see if it worked, when it did I was so excited I had to buy it. Their lowest price was $250, so my darling mother decided to pay for half until I can pay her back. I took it home right away and started to clean the old thing. Here is a great tutorial I found for how to clean it.
Since my machine didn't come with a manual and wasn't clearly marked, I had to figure out what model my little singer was. I found a great little guide online, which is sort of like a quiz you take to find out what model your machine is. CLICK HERE if you want to take the quiz. 
After taking this, I found my machine is a Featherweight Singer Model 221 made in 1950. It works pretty well, we just need to fix some bugs up a bit. As well as the smell, you know the old, and moldy smell. If you have any suggestions as to how to get rid of this smell, let me know. While I am super excited, I am getting quite frustrated with the problems that need fixing, not sure I am gonna want to pay $100 to get it serviced until I am at my wits end. 
Also, we are going to Pasadena, California this Friday for my mom's cousin's wedding. Hoping to check out the vintage shopping as well as a couple famous sites, maybe I will find Audrey Hepburn's star on the walk of fame

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