Feb 24, 2007

Antique Sewing Machine

OK - this looks like it's becoming a category in it's own right and, as I couldn't join in the "unpolarized plug" (we have different plugs completely in the UK) I CAN join in with this one .... and mine's so old it doesn't have a plug of any sort -

what's in the box?

...my sewing machine. Bought for me by my dad at an antique fair at least 15 years ago, possibly longer. The box is a wonderful piece of furniture in it's own right (get's used as a side table I'm afraid) and the machine inside is beautiful too. (and it works - ok it only does straight stitching and you have to crank it by hand but the tension is perfect!)


Carol said...

I like this! Do you think the sewer cranked it, or a 2nd person did?

Wendy said...

you crank it yourself as you sew. I actually learnt at school on a hand-crank machine (and no I am NOT THAT OLD - I will be 38 in about 3 weeks time, my school just hung onto things and we were only switching over to electric machines when I was in my second year, that's age 12 so around 1981)
You turn the handle with your right hand and feed the fabric through with your left -it's not that hard when you get used to it

Stacie said...

that is cool, and great new catagory!

Wendy said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous machine. I'm a little jealous ;).