I saw this lovely little Featherweight on eBay last week and was unable to resist!
I was a bit nervous because the description was a bit sparse and I'm no sewing machine expert.
I had to wait a couple of days after she arrived because I was too superstitious to plug her in (both out cars broke down the day she arrived and there was some very sad family news) but today I decided it was time give her a wee try.
She didn't explode when I finally switched her on, but she started sewing and wouldn't stop!
I got out my screwdriver and appealed for help on Instagram and the lovely Emily came to my aid with a handy manual.
I have removed the capacitors, oiled and cleaned her and she seems to be working perfectly! :)
I think I'm going to call her Martha - what do you think?
I'm very behind on Bee blocks and other projects so I'm going to put her to work tomorrow - I can't wait!!!
Have a great week!
love her! sorry you've had a bed week tho.ReplyDelete
She is beautiful. Lucky girl to have you in her life.ReplyDelete
She's lovely. Glad she bought you a little cheer after a bad week :)ReplyDelete
Martha is the perfect name for that little beauty! Great find! JxoReplyDelete
What a very cute little machine! From the title of the post I thought you had a bit of 'news' for us Fiona! But this little beauty is definitely less hassle and just as cute :)ReplyDelete
She's lovely, glad you got her running (and stopping) nicely.ReplyDelete
Such a sweet machine! Sorry you've had a rubbish week though :-(ReplyDelete
I got a new gem this week too but mine is not in working order yet. I have to fix the rope that pulls the treadle, then hopefully she will work. Fingers crossed! If nothing else then I have a cool antique 1886 sewing machine to grace my house anyway. Love them!
Martha is beautiful. Have stitch fun with her. Di xReplyDelete
What a fabulous piece of history to be sewing on.ReplyDelete
So pleased Martha is all fixed, funny too because my featherweight is called Matilda!ReplyDelete
She is beautiful and well done with your fixing. Sounds like you have had hard times though. Take care, JuliexReplyDelete
Martha is a cutie!ReplyDelete
Love the name! Sorry for the rubbish stuff :(ReplyDelete
gorgeous! I want one!!!!!ReplyDelete
Great work on getting her going!ReplyDelete
Ooh Martha's lovely. So sorry to hear you've had a bad week. Take care.ReplyDelete
She's gorgeous! Have you found the serial number? You can go on to the singer website and find out more about your machine with the number! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
She looks wonderful! I hope things are getting better for you xxReplyDelete
Very nice, hope she's settled in well :o) Was lovely to see you last nightReplyDelete