Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Vintage Singer Sewing machine fetish
(I put fetish in the title of the blog, because recently I've had lots of people link here from rather naughty sites. I just wanted to mess around with them because this post has nothing to do with underwear, boobs, or sex.)
Last summer I was given a Vintage Singer sewing machine. It's portable and very pretty. The thing is, I don't know a thing about her. Since I have a sewing class I want to take in March, I need to fix her up.
The reason why I didn't take much notice before is that she's electric and I wanted either hand crank or better still treadle. I already have a fantastic electric machine that was my grandmother's and has a Zig Zag function. But, it's not portable.
It's time to turn my attention to Bentwood Box Electric Singer.
Right away I cut off the electric cord. I just wasn't safe and I didn't want to be tempted to plug it in.
I thought that a new cord was all that was needed, but apparently I should have taken a closer look. Is it suppose to have felt in the bobbin area?
The parts that should move are very reluctant. Hopefully a good cleaning will do it.