Saturday, March 20, 2010

A new member of the family

I mentioned my friend Starla a few posts ago.  She surprised me by giving me this...
Can you believe it??  It is a Singer 603E "Touch and Sew".  It's one of the last all-metal machines that Singer made.  She came in this beautiful cabinet with a knee lever.  I'm so excited to have her!!
It came with a ton of cams for different stitches as well as two boxes of feet and a buttonholer!  There are two rufflers and I think a walking foot.  So fun!  I can't wait to play with her!
Look, she even has her original manual!!  She's missing her universal throat plate (I have the straight stitch plate) and bobbin cover, but I think we may have just dropped them when we moved her over here.  Either way I found an Ebay seller that has them, so I may just buy them and have a spare.
She came with this big bag of cool buttons.  I already found two silver ones in there that are perfect for my capris for my mini wardrobe.  Sweet!!!

I need to go get some oil and get her back into fighting trim.  She's going to be so fun to play with!

12 comments:

  1. Congrats! You will love your "new" old machine, especially all the flate workspace!

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  2. OMG...congratulations. I have some extra Singer throat plates. If you can find out what it looks like I be more than will to give you what you need...for free. We internet sewing buds have got to stick together.

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  3. Lucky you! I had a Touch&Sew. It was my first machine. Enjoy her!

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  4. Wow! What an amazing gift. She looks so beautiful - I can tell that you two are going to be great friends and have a lot of fun together!

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  5. Ooooooo. Ahhhhhh. Ohhhhhhh.

    You are so lukcy!!

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  6. You gave me a start for a minute - I couldn't remember if you were pregnant but I thought not and I thought maybe a new pup or kitty! too funny. Fantastic machine and love the cabinet - can't wait to see what you sew:)

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  7. Awesome gift! My Mom had a touch and sew...they are great machines!

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  8. How wonderful? Where did you find this gem? How does she run?

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  9. I have exactly the same machine! (Although not in nearly as nice a cabinet). I was just sewing on it today! I often keep multiple machines up when I am going back and forth between thread colors, such as for top-stitching. I think you are really going to like this machine.

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  10. You have a new baby! She looks good - congrats. :)

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  11. Now I see why you said, hey, I have one of those on my blog!

    If you did happen to have an extra ruffler, I'm in the market for slant-shank feet. They're hard to get in the UK. I have ten thousand low-shank feet if you're missing anything for another machine.

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