Sewing Machine Photos
Today is Day 9 for the Ultimate Blog Challenge and I’m going to use the suggested topic again. One of the suggestions for today is to let people into your life with some photographs that can include your hometown, wildlife, scenery or photos of your workplace. We hubby and I have a drapery workroom along with our interior decorating shop, I decided to share some of the sewing machine photos we use.
We have a variety of newer machines, old machines and even older ones! This is our now 21 year old granddaughter when she worked with us at our shop. She was about 2 1/2 years old in this photo.
This is the main straight stitch machine we use, it’s a commercial Singer from the 1950 era.
The machine we use for tacking draperies is our Elna from the early 1980’s. For a home machine, it is a workhorse and keeps on going through any weight fabric.
Our blind stitch hemmer stitches beautiful hems. This machine is a newer model, it’s only about 20 years old.
This is a cool machine! It’s called the Johnson Ruffler and was invented by Mr. Johnson on North Carolina. He took a basic machine, added a special foot that when it feeds the fabric, it ruffles it as it sews. Definitely a time saver when ruffling yards and yards of fabric for bed skirts.
Our White serger was the greatest machine, it finishing off the seams with a lock stitch and cuts the fabric as it sews for neat seam. Unfortunately this machine from the early ’80’s needed repair. We took it to the local machine shop and it was brought back in pieces because he forgot how he took it apart! I don’t have the heart to throw it away, it’s been with us so long. Our newer Brother does a super job on the seams now.
These are two older machines that found their way into our workroom. One came from my sister who saved it from the dump, the other was purchased at an auction for $20 and given to me as a birthday present. We don’t use these often, but they are part of our stable.
This is my “play” machine. It’s an embroidery machine that I use for monogramming when I have the time! I made the table from an old Singer treadle machine base. I painted an unfinished board with pebble-tex paint to keep the machine from walking and it goes great with the stand.
When I started added my sewing machine photos, I didn’t realize I have 9 machines for the 9th day of the challenge!!
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