After reading about all the vintage machines that people love I took the plunge. Good things have been said about the old buttonholers making great buttonholes. My first thought was that I wanted a machine that could use the vintage Singer buttonholer. My Viking 750 makes very nice buttonholes, when it's in the mood. It doesn't like to repeat them reliably though which leads to a great deal of aggravation. I wanted to start making blouses that required lots of buttonholes that are actually the same size so I bought a Singer Touch and Sew 648 for $15 in a cabinet. It required picking up in New Jersey which became a day out with my dh and a great Korean lunch. Have I used it for buttonholes yet? No. It does handle topstitching thread a whole lot better than my Viking though and when I saw Debbie Cook's post about buying a 6010 Viking that would take my myriad of snap on feet and that it too handles topstitching thread like a champ, I thought one of those would be a good addition to my collection of machines. I could set it up as a topstitching station,especially for the jeans I intend to make.(when I get a pattern that fits of course) I vacillated back and forth, should I or shouldn't I. With some good advice from Debbie I bought one on Ebay yesterday. It should be here in a few days. That's it. No more vintage machines. Fortunately my sewing counter is deep so I can store it behind my coverstitch machine and pull it forward when I need it. Debbie is willing to guide me through cleaning it too. if I need help.
With all the heat we've been having and no central ac, little sewing. actually none at all, has been going on here. I have a great sewing room, but it's in the loft that surrounds my living/dining room. Heat rises and it is hotter upstairs than down and it has been pretty hot down. Not terribly conducive to sewing. Today is a whole lot cooler, but I have paying work to do, so not much sewing will be going on.
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