So tonight I finally got some uninterrupted time in the workroom with my new baby.
After I took her apart, cleaned her out, dusted, oiled, re-threaded and figured out how the hell to wind the mutant bobbins (they're clear plastic, wide, thin and screw apart so you can actually lift the thread out in a roll; weird), I tried out the Singer buttonholer.
This baby has so earned its shipping and handling. I was thinking because it's such a nice old heavy machine, I'd try it for other things, but no, it's just going to be a dedicated buttonholer. I tried out the regular and keyhole buttonholes tonight, and they came out beautifully. You can sew several layers one on top of the other, so you end up with a very textured buttonhole that isn't lumpy at all.
We're going to spend a lot more time together this weekend; photos to follow.
Kewl! It is always nice to add a new piece of equipment to the sewing room!
I've been following your blog for a while, Karen, and always enjoy your posts. How lucky you are to have added an old Singer to your equipment! My grandmother, a seamstress, had a Singer Gold Touch when they were the very best machine out there. It had the absolute best buttonholer, bar none. It was a great big attachment but man, could that thing make beautiful buttonholes, perfect every time. I think all the older Singers had a similar attachment. Enjoy the weekend romance!
I learned how to sew on a touch and sew, and that was one of my first "vintage" additions to my sewing machine herd. I really like the wind-in-place bobbin, you'll get used to it!
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