Allow me to introduce you to Veronica and Evelyn.
This is Veronica.
She is a Singer 201-2, built in 1952, and in near-perfect condition, with no signs of rust, and all of her decals in great condition. She came to me in her original table and with matching stool. All she needs to be in tip top shape is a new spool pin (hers is missing on top) and a new power cord. I have been working to disassemble and clean her up, but she really doesn't seem to need much.
I wanted to find a machine that could handle multiple layers of thick fabric (for making jeans and sturdy bags), and I was disappointed in the lack of new sewing machine options, so I decided to look for something used, and in my research, it seemed like a 201-2 was the way to go.
She even came with her original manual and attachments, which makes her a total keeper. She will probably live with me forever and ever. Can anyone name the attachments in the picture? I had to look all of them up but 2 (ok, I looked those 2 up as well, but my hunch was right).
This is Evelyn.
She is a Singer 99k, built in 1956, and also in great shape with no signs of rust and perfect decals. I haven't been able to test her out yet, because her belt was totally torn up. She was really dusty, and took a while to clean, and she had the biggest pile of felted fibers stuck in her bobbin case that I have ever seen. Some of them are still stuck in there. Besides that and the belt, she should be ready to go, but I have a feeling she will need a good tune up and lube because of how dusty she was.
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Besides acquiring and playing with new toys, I put up a fence gate, and didn't get to do much sewing this weekend.
How was your weekend?