by babash 14 Sep 2020

Thought I would show you what my lovely Husband bought me. I have wanted one forever and finally got one. This model was 1935 going by the serial number I am guessing it was probably the basic model as it has a very modest look compared to some I have seen.

Having fun learning how to use it and hoping it works like a piece of exercise equipment as well as a sewing machine.
I am using scraps of fabric left over from past projects and stitching them on to some pre quilted Calico.
I made a throw over cover for when I don't want to drop the machine back down you have to release the belt to do that and line it up again to set it back up. Thought this design was a fun one.
Hardest thing was threading the needle from right to left instead of straight through.
I think this machine has been well loved and needs a bit cosmetic care but runs like a charm.
Keeping me focused as Hubby is in Hospital and has been in Theatre twice since last Wednesday and I can't visit as no visitors allowed.

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by toogie 17 Sep 2020

Love it! Love your cover too! May I inquire where the emb design was purchased? I just made a cover for my quilter & it’s begging for ‘something’.😉😂

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by toogie 17 Sep 2020

Love it! Love your cover too! May I inquire where the emb design was purchased? I just made a cover for my quilter & it’s begging for ‘something’.😉😂

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babash by babash 17 Sep 2020

Check your PM

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by sebsews edited 17 Sep 2020

I love this antique Singer. My mother had one but I think it was later converted to electric. I remember using the treadle, confusing but I did get the hang of it. Your quilt is gorgeous and I love the sweet cover. I hope your husband recovers quickly and the two of you can reunite.

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babash by babash 17 Sep 2020

Thank you. Hubby is still in Hospital and just wants out.

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by anitapatch 17 Sep 2020

Lucky you

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babash by babash 17 Sep 2020

Thank you

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by asterixsew Moderator 14 Sep 2020

Love your new machine which reminds me of the one my mother had. I was very sorry when it was used as part exchange for something more modern which sadly weighed a ton and sewing was a activity that has to be organised well in advance to get the machine on the table by my father before he left the house for work. Your quilt is lovely and makes me realise I need to use my scraps up. Hope you both have happy years sewing together

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

I was surprised at how many scraps I have. You don't realise until you do something with them.
I cut the coloured ones 2.5 inches wide and whatever length I could make them and the plain black 3 quarters of an inch wide.
So far haven't had to cut any new fabric just left overs.

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by tuross 14 Sep 2020

What a wonderful husband. I have had the opportunity to buy somethingsimilar and at a very reasonable cost but tomy great sadness I could not find anywhere to put it in my home. Guess it wasn't meant to be, perhaps someone else needed it more than I.

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

What a pity you could not find a space to fit one. I am lucky I have a sewing room a converted garage not fancy but all mine.
I was surprised at how heavy this machine cabinet was I can't move it as it took 2 men to get it in the room.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 14 Sep 2020

Ahhhhhhhhhhh. Brings back memories. I actually learned how to sew on one of these. Getting it started was always tricky. Enjoy her.
Love the quilt you are making and the cover for your baby is adorable.

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

I am loving it. I tried to learn on one at High School but couldn't get the hang of it maybe now because I am older I find it so easy. No one told me back then to turn the wheel forward to get going.
I am liking the scraps on the quilt better than in the bin.

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by jenne 14 Sep 2020

ah I love old sewing machines, your look to be great shape.

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

Yes it sews beautifully.

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by 02kar Moderator 14 Sep 2020

Oh! This is a very nice machine and table and glad you shared with us. Nice way to learn how to use the treadle too. I like the finished cover.

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

Thank you.
Yes I thought the girl was cute

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by dragonflyer 14 Sep 2020

Nice! Congratulations on your "new" machine...My mother in law sewed for decades on one very similar. She eventually had it converted to use electricity as she was a dressmaker and needed to speed up her production....love the quilt you are making too

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

Thank you. My Mum had a hand operated one that she allowed me to trade in on my first ever electric sewing machine. So sorry I did that now. But when you are a Teenager you don't want old fashioned just all the bells and whistles.

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by pennifold 14 Sep 2020

This is wonderful Barbara. I had one similar and sold it to a Sewing Machine museum in Victoria. Good luck with your scrap quilt it's going to be gorgeous.
I pray that your husband will be home soon and that his recovery will be smooth and pain free. Love Chris

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

Yes I am very pleased with my new baby. My son called around last night for an update on his Dad and couldn't believe how good scraps that would normally go in the bin could look.
Hubby looks to be in at least another week or 2.

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by mrskiki 14 Sep 2020

She looks very nice. Good luck with the learning process. I tried and tried but never got the hang of it. I need to find a good home for mine. I have a manual for it if you need, just PM me. Hugs. Nan

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babash by babash 14 Sep 2020

Thank you for the offer of a manual it came with one with pages 13 to 20 missing but I was able to download one from the Internet.
I didn't find it hard to get going this time but at school I tried and couldn't do it. Just remember to turn the wheel towards you as you start.
I am sure someone will snap it up if you decide to sell.

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