Last week my sewing machine died mid-project. My initial reaction of sadness was quickly replaced with the excitement of buying a BRAND NEW SEWING MACHINE (insert angelic sound here).
I'm a Singer girl. I grew up with Singers and they are what I know. And I'm a sucker for marketing. So when the marketing folks down at Singer dreamed up the antique looking Singer 160, I'm pretty sure they had me in mind.
Now I know that many sewing enthusiasts would prefer to buy an ACTUAL vintage machine, rather than a machine that just LOOKS vintage. But.... let's face it, I could really get into some bells and whistles.
And let me tell you. This beauty sews like a dream. I am so in love with her. I love her so much in fact, that the thought of lugging her in and out of the closet every day just seemed cruel and unusual. Clearly she needed a proper home... And so I went antique shopping.
I found this gorgeous Willcox and Gibbs sewing cabinet. Based on the serial number of the machine, I think she is from around 1890. I removed the treadle machine and stored her in a safe place. It does work, but I really wanted to use the table as a new home for my machine.
Here is a brief preview of what I have been working on with my new machine, using a twin needle. Yes, that is two slightly different color threads. Let's just pretend that nobody can tell. Okay?