I'd given it to her when I got the 'new improved you-gotta-have-all-these-options' machine.
I hated it.
I hated it especially since my EX had pushed me into replacing a perfectly good 10-year-old Singer.
My Singer is back. It's not been used for over 35 years.
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So I cleaned the chasis really good and lubed the innards. This is a precision machine! And the owner has full access to the inside. Heck, I can even RUN the machine when it's wide open (try THAT in this omigodyourgoingtohurtyourselfsowemakeitsoyoucannotevenopentheunit day and age)! The manual even shows you how to access and lube/clean everything. Guess manufacturers back then thought that the user/housewife had a BRAIN unlike now.
And the manual isn't just how to use the machine, buy how to do simple and more complicated seamstress jobs. Some are a bit dated (how to tack a garter to a belt or girdle *heh*), but really it's all solid info.
Anyway, I took a few hours then and played with the few cam functions (zig zag, scallop, etc. (8 in all including straight stitch). Forgot this machine fills the bobbin in situ. Cool.
I love that I opted to get a knee controller for the cabinet (a lever under the cabinet that activates the foot controller in a rack). I never liked the foot controller on the Sears, not sensitive enough.
Anyway, first up - patching up the garden jeans. The knees have been out for some time. I cut up an old pair for denim, spray glued the patch to the jeans, let it 'cure', then reinforced the bond with a zigzag border.
TADA! Happy happy joy joy here. Looking forward to doing a lot more sewing in the future. :-D
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