A blog devoted primarily to garment sewing - with little splashes of quilting, crafts, and misc. sewing thrown in for variety.

Friday, January 6, 2012

My "New" Sewing Machine

Look at my "new" sewing machine!  This an Aldens machine that my mom bought in about 1971, when I was around 14 years old.  This is the machine I learned to sew on.  When I got married, she gave it to me and I used it for several years until I bought my own.  I gave it back to her and she's had it all these years.  She doesn't sew anymore, so she recently gave it back to me.  I cleaned and oiled it, and it sews great.  I'm going to replace the foot pedal as it seems to have a short in it.   It has great piercing power and adjustable pressure control, so will be great to sew through multiple layers on handbags.  I'm thrilled with my new machine!

3 comments:

  1. Lovely machine! And welcome to the blogosphere :)

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  2. Haven't seen that machine for a long time. I'm resetting my sewing room and cleaning out things I'll never, ever get around to. Helped Holly on her new machine with her craft room curtains. Her machine sews nice too. My Kenmore portable is the only machine I've ever had, bought in about 1977. Cheryl

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