Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
So, I’m getting into the Green thing. Green meaning recycle, reuse, repeat… Since my greenery includes reconstructing garments and clothing accessories I have a preoccupation with vintage Singer sewing machines. I find they sew like nobody’s business, they last forever and can take a serious beating. The downside, all of mine are straight stitch only – that is, until today when I managed to cop this lovely green beauty off Craigslist this morning. A Singer 319W – the third zig zag machine Singer made (preceded by 206 and 306, which were basic zig zag stitch machines). This beauty has multiple fashion discs which allow her to sew zig zag as well as a variety of fancy stitches.
Here’s what I got: the machine, the ORIGINAL manual, a box of feet attachments, a double needle (these are really hard to find), a box full of bobbins, the original and matching green pedal and cord (many of the 319s found today have had their cords replaced and are black or brown), the original brass Singer lint brush and a feed dog plate – although these feed dogs can be dropped down. But wait! There’s more – the original sewing machine cabinet!
All for $25 bucks! Hoo-rah! And that folks is my sweet deal of the week (hence the mango in the pic).