It might have taken me over a week but I’ve finally summoned up the motivation to share the new addition to our sewing machine family! We found this beauty in one of local charity shops and there was no way we were leaving without her!
A slightly scuffed case but it hides a beauty! A Singer 201K hand-crank sewing machine with a couple of tiny scratches in the base plate but she is pristine other than that. A quick google of the identification number revealed that she hails from 1951.
I couldn’t resist threading her up and having a go. Zero adjustments and perfectly even stitches first go! Delighted doesn’t come close to describing it.
The only down-side is that Jess loves her too and given the state of my sewing room there is no room for another machine so this beauty will be finding a home in Jess’ room. In fairness I’m sure that Jess will use this machine frequently whereas I would just enjoy looking at her. Yvonne was slightly disappointed that this wasn’t her birthday present but she did a good impression of being thrilled with the tote bag I made her instead 😉
The pattern for this simple tote will be in an Intrepid Thread newsletter soon. I’m off to write more patterns now so that I can get back on with the fun stuff and actual sewing! Catch you soon x