My vintage singer sewing machine

I thought I should introduce the sewing machine I use for all of my sewing. I bought this machine from ebay in June last year. It is a vintage 1951 Singer Sewing machine with a treadle; however it been converted to electric. The machine has only one style of stitch – straight, and a reverse lever. The machine sews extremely well, though can be a little tempermental at times. When the machine was delivered to my house, I was delighted to find some vintage tins, bobbins, pins and thread in the drawers along with the original sewing books. More info about my … Continue reading

A nice surprise

I’ve had my vintage Singer sewing machine for over a year now, and today was the first time I realised I was able to use the reverse stitch, and all by complete accident. Earlier this week I moved one of the levers on the machine to enable a closer photograph of the serial number, and I had forgotten to move the lever back – who was I to know that this lever did anything. When I used the machine this evening it started sewing backwards… I was briefly confused, but this quickly turned into a feeling a happiness mixed with a bit of embarrassment. Just … Continue reading