I have fallen in love with...
Isn't she beautiful- sewing machines are she aren't they? Singer Featherweight 221K 1967-8. A hint of mint green, not quite white and she runs like a dream. I've just cleaned her up and she gleams. A lucky ebay purchase from yesterday. The seller was only 50 miles away so I drove to pick her up last night. Comes with box, booklet and attachments.
Includes zipper foot, a bias binding foot- might be able to use to neatly bind quilts on the machine- and a great little tool called a seam guide which screws into a hole on the right so you can stitch your seams to a fixed width- perfect for 1/4 piecing. I think this will be its main purpose. She is a beauty and a bit of a bargain- well sort of- thereby hangs a tale as sitting in the background, hidden like Prince John, is Black Beauty
There is no doubting her looks and capabilities...
however, she sews but can't stop- problem with the pedal I think and came with a bobbin but no case. Singer Featherweight 221K 1952. She cost more than the whitey one and was an impulse by it now again off ebay- I should've taken more caution- the seller had listed her fairly as untested and available for parts and spares. So, there is a bit of off-setting to do as she is going back on ebay for a low price and a description so someone knows exactly what they are getting. She will sell at a loss but she is a good project for an enthusiast. I did find a load of vintage fabric yesterday at the carboot which I will also put on sale- hopefully that will cover the costs and the loss!
Bark cloth I think on the left and cotton with something manmade on right- each at least approx 3 metres and lovely condition.
these are harder for me to give up- especially the left abstract bark cloth, it is so sunny and happy looking, but Damian is not a fan of this style and is rarely vocal about any other house aesthetic decisions- 50s style not his thing. The one on the right is fun- I thought it was a dog driving the car but it is and old fashioned lady in a hat! Cotton and lawn weight. Love this too! But it will be sold.
Keeping these- they are only tiny 6 x 2 inches but lovely little samples- love the number stamp, odd how these little details catch your eye. Great for mini log cabin.
This is cute and a keeper- an apron in a great print- it will be cut up, I have a lot of aprons already- but love the grey and the print. I'll post up the ebay links when I get everything sorted- always takes ages- just incase you want a look (Links now on!)- fabric will be on sale internationally, the machine UK only.
A late extra edition, if you would like the chance to win a Singer Featherweight I found this on Film in the Fridge- help a great cause and win fabric and/or a Featherweight (USA only for the Featherweight)