Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Hand Crank Sewing Machine -- A Gift To Me, From Me!
I got myself a Christmas gift -- this vintage sewing machine that was manufactured in Great Britain.
It apparently was once a treadle but was converted into a hand crank. There is a cover for it but with the crank attached it doesn't fit over the machine. That's ok with me since I plan to leave it setting out 24/7. I haven't sewed on one of these before and I imagine it will be a bit tricky to sew using one hand to steady the fabric while the other is turning the crank but I'm as excited as a school girl in spite of that.
Now that I have a treadle and this one, my next plan is to trade someone that I know one of my older machines for one of his. We've already made the agreement; just need to swap machines. If only I had a larger space for everything. I'm squeezing things in wherever I am able!
Hope your Christmas was full of joy. Our family had some sickness going around but we all managed to celebrate anyway with some changes of plans. Where there's a will, there's a way.