Saturday, May 21, 2011

Christmas in May!

Christmas came early to me today! A neighbor heard that I collect and use vintage machines, and she had a machine that she decided to give to me since she doesn't sew. She was given a free machine last year from another neighbor. That person's mom had been a seamstress who had numerous machines. I feel so lucky! Not only did I get a totally electric Singer, but also a stool. For the past couple of months now, I have been keeping an eye out for a free sewing stool on CL. So, the stool was a surprise. I was also handed a box full of attachments that can be used on my Singer 201 and/or 15-90, a 1938 Student Manual of Machine Sewing Singer, and darning plate. So, after two long nights of working with this Touch and Swear sewing machine, I got the machine to work. No wonder my neighbor wanted to get another machine. These Singer Touch and Sew machines are a piece of crap next to the older machines. I feel sorry for anyone that is trying to learn how to sew with one of these machines. Well, this machine isn't staying with me, and my neighbor says she doesn't want it back. Looks like this machine will have to find someone else to live with. My reward for getting the crappy machine running is the stool, student manual, and all the way cool attachments!

Stool needs a dusting and fixing of some areas of the fabric. There is a storage area under the seat for small items.

Button-holer, student manual, and darning plate.

All the other wonderful attachments that I can use on my Singer 201! Somehow the machines and attachments find their way to me. I feel very fortunate to be the steward of all my machines and attachments.


  1. Oh what fun! You DID hit the jackpot! I got some Singer attachments at a thrift store this weekend, but, I haven't had time to go thru them to see what all I got (they were sealed in bags at the store, so you can't look in them).

  2. I was so surprised to see all the attachments and stool. I had difficultly getting the machine to work. After removing all kinds of interesting debris in the bobbin area, I was able to get the machine to work. I now know why they call these machines Touch and Swear. I would call it Touch and Throw. Congrats on your find!