Sunday, 26 February 2017

My Machines

Despite only sewing for a short while I already seem to have "acquired" 3 machines.

My first sewing machine originally belonged to my Grandma. It is a Singer 5818c, I'm not sure how old it is but as you can see it is by no means modern! That been said it was a great entry level machine that never let me down. Along with the machine I also inherited my Grandmas sewing box. This was like a treasure trove of pins, needles, buttons and all manner of sewing paraphernalia. My grandma kept all these bits in old tins, which I'm still using.
Despite not using this machine anymore I'd never be able to part with it, so I'll keep it, as a back up, just in case of emergency!

The original EBay image that called out to me!

The next machine I bought is even older than the last! A 1906 Singer with treadle table. In reality I bought this for the table and the machine was an added extra. Once I'd decided I needed a sewing space all of my own I got to looking for a table for my machine. I had looked at various desks when I stumbled upon this beauty on EBay. I was so happy to win that auction! Nowadays the machine is purely ornamental and upon the table sits my newest machine.

The Janome DKS100 is my newest and favourite machine. I was lucky enough to receive this a Christmas present from my Husband, you can imagine how ecstatic I was upon opening that present. I have already sewn more in the 2 months that I have had this machine than in the previous 8 months. I've still got a lot to explore with this one.

However 3 machines is still not enough. Can you guess what I have my eye on next? Yes, thats right, an overlocker! Watch this space for when I add that to my collection for I won't be able to keep it to myself!


Hi I'm Natalie, thanks for taking the time to have a read of my blog.

Scientist by day, sewist by night. I first took up sewing in 2016 and since then I've become addicted!

Here I hope to share all the sewing related goings on in my life. Enjoy!
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