Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thrift Store Thursday: New Pony For The Stable

Meet The Singer 15-91.
She was born in 1948, in New Jersey.


I met her at the thrift store and the General said she could be mine for 20.00. A man had brought her in the day before and she had belonged to his grandma, and the machine was working great the last he knew. And she seems to work just fine.


There are some online reviews that call this machine "The Workhorse" or the "Farmer's Wife's Machine". I find sewing with her delightful. It is her sturdiness that I find so appealing.

And she cleans up real nice too.
But I have wasted quite a bit of time on the E-Bay trying to get her all outfitted with accessories.
Still looking for a buttonholer, and a piping or braiding foot, if anyone wants to trade for one.
I have loads of neat vintage supplies and even all the plates for a dresden plate quilt all in original depression era flour sack cloth.



Oh and there were other goodies at the thrift store too, that made it into my basket. But there usually are, and they usually do.

14 comments:

futuregirl said...

Oh! That machine is a gem! Love that beautiful scrolly stuff!

simply_hibiscus said...

wwwoooowww what a score!!!1

we had one just like that but in a different cabinet
i want your thrift store >.<

lucky lucky girl

Shelley Noble said...

Helllooooo gorgeous! Man, do you have the best thrift store or what!?

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I want to shop at your thrift store! xo, suzy

Anonymous said...

I might be able to help with the search for gadgets from here in the UK, but a lot will depend whether Singer have the same kind of fittings in the UK and US. The "bits" are at my Mum's house about an hour away, and I'm due a visit. Watch this space! Lynda

minivanlife said...

Oh dang, she IS a beauty!!! Congrats on your great find!

lettuceknit said...

hi! i have the buttonholer pictured here:

http://rosesbuttons.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/listing-32609/

a trade would be fun! let me know if this one will work for you: info@lettuceknit.com

megan

india said...

i have her great aunt [born in 1927] that my Grandmother schlepped across Europe during the war

but

i'm not parting with her!

ambika said...

This is such a gorgeous, enviable find. & I adore that last sentence--it pretty much captures the wonder of thrifting.

Sara said...

Wonderful machine! I learned to sew on a treadle as a child, and I still have it. A White.

woolywoman said...

Great machine! Don't forget to oil her. Also, the manual can be downloaded, ( free), on the Singer website.

Clare said...

Wow! What a beauty. Must be so satisfying to sew with. I love the way it folds up into a nice piece of furniture too.

Jennifer said...

That is a gorgeous machine! What a great find!

pinksuedeshoe said...

That makes my heart go pitty pat. She is so pretty, and I love that table/cabinet. It's fantastic!

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