Sewing machine, a girls best friend.

My sewing machine is making that "clink-clink-clink" sound. Its very sad. I got it for Christmas I don't know how many years ago, and I'm actually surprised it's lasted as long as it has. I've considered taking it in for a tune up, which may have to suffice, but really I'd love to invest in a solid machine that would last me a lifetime. Etsy seller Surender Dorthy does a spectacular thing, and that is taking old sewing machines of yesterday and restoring them to work just like new. Not only do most of the machines come from the early-mid 20th century, but they are most often quality metal, and beautiful as can be.
I remember being very little and we had a manual machine built into a table. I used to turn the wheel around, and watch the needle shaft bounce up and down, not quite understanding how it worked, but it was so pretty it didn't really matter.
So when the time comes I get another machine, I want it to be one of the beautiful vintage ones from Surrender Dorthy's shop. Meanwhile I'll take it easy on my own machine, it still has a few projects left in it.


Dotti said...

Oh yes, please go for a Vintage machine. I also do have the nicest sewing machine memories from my childhood days – just like you do.

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

Girl's best friend indeed!

Twila Jean said...

I have a vintage sears kenmore from the 50s, and that thing works like a champ.
it is such a smooth operator.

My modern crap-tastic target sucks nuggets compared to my mid-century masterpiece! hahaha.

I see them on Craigslist all the time for cheap cheap.

Solanah said...

Oh it never occured to me to look on Craislist, I'll be keeping my eyes open for that, thanks!