155 years after going into production, and still a big name in sewing machines. And for his birthday, swedish pancakes! Even though I’m on to the hand-sewn finishing details on my dress, I’ll have to make a point to use my faithful Singer today (aside from the bobbin winder… I bought a new bobbin winding band to replace the dried one the broke, but I’m a little wary of opening surgery on it… So until then, it’s hand-wound bobbins for me). Considering my brother found it on the sidewalk, it’s treated me quite well.
On the topic of sewing machine surgery, after many a blown fuse, a couple attempts at rewiring, and a helpful artist friend on the phone from Providence, RI, I finally got my Pfaff up and running! And to think, I was looking into replacing the whole motor. My uncles out in Seattle purchased the machine years ago and used it for all sorts of upholstery jobs (I’ll have to see if anyone has a picture of them at work), and just earlier this year my grandpa and uncle had it shipped out to me. There are few things quite like the satisfaction of sewing effortlessly through 8+ layers of upholstery fabric.