Did you know that the patent for the very first Singer sewing machine was issued on August 12, 1851? That’s 160 years ago!! The folks at Singer are celebrating the 160th anniversary of their machine with a special website where people can post stories and memories of their Singer sewing machines.
I’ve got a couple of my own out there, including one of the Singer 20-10 toy machine that I used to play with when I was a child. It had been my mother’s, and we recently let my own daughter sew on it as well.
Go to www.mySINGERstory.com to read all of the stories out there already, and to enter your own. Anyone who shares a Singer story gets entered to win one of the limited edition commemorative machines (available Jan. 2012). According to Singer, these commemorative machines look like antiques on the outside, but their insides are modern and the features innovative. (Can’t wait to see what one looks like!!)
Deadline is August 31, 2011.
By Anne Weaver