My Old Singer Sewing Machine, Sews Again


My 30 year old Singer Sewing Machine that I picked up from the repair shop today.

It may not have happened at all, or at least not as quickly as it did, if not for all the people  who gave me suggestions on how to get parts for my 30 year old, Singer Sewing Machine.

I had just about given up on it, but you all inspired me.

I actually didn’t have to do anything more than call John, the sewing machine repair guy and tell him about my new ideas for getting the part for my machine, when he let me know he was just given another machine that he though he could use the parts from,  to fix mine.

Now, a few weeks later, I picked up my sewing machine at Charlies Vacuum Repair shop, and for just $63, it’s working beautifully.

I tested it out on one of the potholders that I made last week.

When I hung the potholder on my wall to take a picture of it so I could post it in my Etsy Shop, I saw there was a stain on one of the pieces of fabric.  This happens sometimes when using recycled fabric.  A stain I couldn’t see seems to suddenly appear on a finished piece.

So I took the potholder apart, replaced the stained piece with another piece of fabric and sewed it back together again.

With all the time I put into it, I will make little money on this potholder.  But that’s just the way it goes sometimes.  I wasn’t ready to ditch this potholder, the time I already put into it, and all the lovely pieces of scrap fabric I used to create it made it worth saving.

That’s a big part of what my work is about after all, reusing and not wasting.

And the potholder turned out lovely.  I put it up for sale in my Etsy Shop with another potholder I made with the scraps from making my Dragonfly Potholders.

Now it can live a long life, bring beauty to someone’s kitchen and help that person pull hot pans out of the oven and hot pots off the stove.

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