I've mentioned on my history blog that this is a landmark year for the Singer Sewing Machine company. I myself own a few Singer sewing machines...and really like them.
Last night my mom came across my very first sewing machine in storage. It's a machine that I dearly loved and hoped had not been thrown out over the years. I remembered the sewing machine being white with clear blue areas...but had long since forgotten that it too was a Singer Sewing Machine.
I was probably somewhere between the ages of 7 and 9 when I was given this toy sewing machine. I used to get scraps of fabric from Mom, would sit down in my bedroom floor at the machine, put two together and sew several lines up, down and across until I thought it had enough stitching. Then start over with more pieces. I never mastered threading the machine so when the thread ran out I always had to have Mom come and rethread it (thankfully I've gotten over that...). Sadly after a decent amount of usage and a few fabric jams a plastic piece on the inside broke rendering the machine unusable.
I so glad to see my first sewing machine again. It’s really amazing how far I’ve come since the days of sewing on that machine in my bedroom floor!