…the Singer 676G!
I am sooo excited about the newest edition to the fleet. This baby was born in 1964, and has been taken care of by a very knowledgeable gentleman who has given her some TLC, so she is in mint condition.
Not only is she a beauty, she produces the most perfect straight and zig-zag seams, and has lots of other functions I haven´t really tried out yet. I have recently learned that all Singer machines produced before 1981 have slant shank foot holders to screw- on, but fortunately, they have made a converter (that I have ordered), which enables me to make use of the snap- on feet from my old machine too. In addition, there was a whole bastion of feet included, and I spent most of my Sunday morning trying to figure out the use of them all (This was before I bought a PDF- version of the manual). If I had bought the manual first, I would have saved myself some time, but on the other hand, I wouldn´t have acquired the knowledge on machine feet that I now have!
I can thank the shoe gods for being able to buy this machine. I have spent some time on the internet searching for good eco-friendly winter shoes, and I had sat aside some money for it. But first, I went to the cobbler with a pair of my old winter boots, and remembered that I had two other pairs laying around for some mending as well. And I thought to myself, that whilst buying eco- friendly shoes is nice, mending pairs that I already own is actually much better! So all of a sudden, I had some extra cash on my hands that I could use on a sewing machine! I found this baby on Tradera, Swedish eBay, and I got a 3 months guarantee on it. Nice!
So, there you have it, my newest obsession. How about you people, is your machine from previous decades, or are you more of a modern machine type? I´d love to know!