Monday, March 29, 2010

She sews!

Not me - the new-to-me vintage Singer 603E that I told you about in this post. I got a new throat plate and bobbin cover on Ebay and oiled her, and she sews like a dream!!
For her first project, I didn't want to tax either of us too much, so I made a pair of quick knit shorts for Logan (who is potty training and needs tons of easy on and off bottoms).  It gave me a chance to check out her zigzag stitch.  I even installed the elastic the Ottobre way by sewing through the elastic and she didn't have any trouble with it at all.  And let me just say, when I push on that knee lever - she GOES!  Janome is fast, but this baby flies through a seam.  So fun!

Now I just have to play with all her feet, cams, attachments and (cackles with glee) the buttonholer!  I have seen some beautiful buttonholes made on vintage machines.  I love Janome, but her performance in the buttonhole department is lackluster at best.  I can't wait to see how the Singer performs.

She needs a name...

8 comments:

  1. You'll enjoy having another machine. I like to use one machine just set up for top-stitchihg, for instance. And, when one machine is in the shop for repair, you have a back-up. Enjoy getting to know your new baby!

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  2. Yay! So glad she's workin' for you! My favorite machine to this day is my Mom's 30+ year old Kenmore!

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  3. Very fun! I wonder how hard it would be to get used a lever.

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  4. Looks like you are having fun!!

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  5. Hurray!! I'm so glad you had a chance to use it - I can't wait to hear more!

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  6. Congratulations! I'm jealous of you and Gwen. You should have seen me changing thread for topstitching every 10 minutes at sewing camp. Having two machines seems so luxurious!

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  7. Congratulations on your new machine!! I really like having multiple machines, I just leave one of them always set up with the buttonholer, it is great!

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  8. YAY! I'm glad to hear that she is such a doll. :)

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