A few months ago I picked up this beautiful Singer 66 at the Salvation Army.
The cabinet is beat up but the hand wheel turned and
the bobbin case was intact so I figured why not try it.
I brought her home and quite literally didn't even try her out.
Well, this weekend when we were cleaning up our living room I hauled her out and decided to see how she ran.
I wiped her down and looked up how to thread her (I got the bobbin right the first time).
The threading was odd so it was a good thing I looked it up.
I was nervous to put the thin thread I usually use (Aruifil)
so I used some Coats and Clarks on the top.
I used the bobbin thread it came with and this is the stitch I got.
First the top.
This was the bottom.
The stitches are perfect!
The light works too. I am so excited.
The cabinet probably needs to be refinished or painted but otherwise she sews like a dream.
I am taking a class next month on maintenance on my Featherweight and hope I can apply what I learn to this machine too.
I want to clean up the finish and I am certain it probably needs new oil and to be oiled.
Can you even imagine how beautiful she will be then??
Finn was watching the goings on outside while sitting on my Treadle.
While Cole was napping on the couch.
I just love rescuing old machines.
How about you?
Are you a fan of vintage sewing machines?