Admittedly, unitl yesterday I could send a sewing machine’s tension into needing therapy by just looking at it.
After buying and immediately selling every single Singer Featherweight I could find, I actually took one of two in my possession out of its cute little suitcase yesterday afternoon and fired it up. It hummed along like a ’67 Volvo 123 GT mending tablecloths, repurposing a canvas apple picking bag into a laundry receptacle and tidying up the edges of some vintage flour sack dish towels. Featherweights ROCK!
I confess over the years I have had 5 relationships with various sewing machines. They all ended in disaster, with too much tension between us. After all of these relationship disasters with sewing machines, who knew I could sew?
Famous for the exacting stitches and portability, Featherweights have another claim to fame . . . anyone, including me, can sew with one! They are intuitive and simple and come with a simple little set of instructions with supporting images.
So, how many Featherweights does a recycler and repurposer of old stuff need?
Three. That's right, 3!
- One to keep.
- One to have available for sale.
- And, one waiting in the wings so I will never be without one should I feel compelled or pressured into selling one that isn't techniqually for sale.