singerdecalsCathie Holden from Just Something I Made bought this old Singer sewing machine for $5.  While the machine clearly is no longer working, she was still able to use it to make a project.  Not by sewing with it, but by taking photos of the decals on the machine and cleaning them up on her computer.  She used them to make a gorgeous journal cover, and offers the graphics on her website for you to use in your own projects.  See what she made and download the graphics.

[photo from Just Something I Made]

[tags]sewing, machine, graphic, decals[/tags]

By Anne Weaver


4 Comments so far

  1. Rob on May 6, 2010 11:53 am

    That is clearly a very old, interesting looking sewing machine. Would it be possible to make it work again? It looks like it has a little rust and may need some TLC, but I would get that in working order and compare to the antique sewing machine auctions:

  2. tee on February 3, 2012 11:20 pm

    in my country(malawi) most tailors on the streets still use those type of sewing machines my sister even has one.

  3. Sab on February 20, 2012 5:15 am

    Most of the local tailors here (Pakistan) still use these sewing machines. Though my mum’s moved on to a fancy looking one, my grandmother still has one just like the one in the picture!

  4. Mrtha on February 26, 2013 4:39 am

    There is a site “Quilting Board” that addressed all things quilting. They also have tutorials on restoring old sewing machines. It is amazing how many of these beauties can be restored to service. Hope you will at least visit the site. By the way I have no formal connection to the site. I just love old sewing machines.

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