Takes me back

Earlier this week I found a old Kenmore sewing machine on Craigslist. The seller admitted he and his girl friend knew nothing about the machine. It had been given to them but they had never used it.

What caught my eye was that it was a similar model to the machine my parents gave me as a HS graduation present. I loved that machine and often regretted trading it in. And the price was right so I went to check it out.

Well, it wasn't frozen but very stiff when turning the wheel. I decided to take a chance on it any way. This morning I cleaned out a couple decades of lint and crud, oiled the heck out of it, adjusted the tension and gave it a new needle and it stitches like a dream. Gotta love the old all metal machines. They keep going and going.

I did have to pick up a couple parts.... replaced a cracked O ring and 2 gently used spool spindles. I could probably triple my money right now but I'm not letting this one get away.

Happy stitching!


kwiltnkats said…
I had a JC Penneys machine. What a workhorse it was. What memories the Kenmore will bring while you are sewing with it. Sandi
Chris said…
I am so jealous. I had a similar Kenmore that I got when I was 16. I too have regretted giving it away and recently started looking for one. How well does it make a 1/4 inch seam?

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