Look what the Lady dragged in. A vintage Singer Touch and Sew with moderne cabinet circa 1965. For $35 cash. A Golden Touch and Sew at that. All metal innards. A two pronged plug without grounding. All of the fancy cams that will supposedly sew decorative stitches like zig zag and buttonholes. Why might you ask? Why not. The opportunity arose. It is in seemingly perfect working order, just had a check up about 2 years ago and has it’s owner’s manual. And it has all its feet. And you wind the bobbin in place so as not to interrupt your sewing. (We will see how that really works won’t we? I have some doubts and only one bobbin.)
I have been ripping fabric into strips for a rag rug and decided that I wanted to sew the strips together. Did I already have a sewing machine? Yes. Do I need to sew the strips together to make the rug? Apparently not. Could I not just use my old faithful Viking Husqvarna for the sewing? Yes and No. It might want to do another project.
1965? That was 44 years ago. Not that long considering. It was THE thing in sewing machines. All those stitches. All that technology. And it works. Well, maybe I will get back to weaving off that seine twine warp I put on the loom for this rug a few MONTHS ago.