I found my dream sewing machine y'all!!! I tweeted about this on Saturday and it has been a very long week waiting for Thursday to get here so I could share it with you. Are you ready for this?!
A vintage hot pink sewing machine!!!!
Anyone else have a dream thrifting wish list? I know plenty of thrifters who do. I have about 5 things on my list right now, one of which was a pink or teal sewing machine. I've been waiting for the perfect vintage machine for years! It was worth the wait.
So here's the story... My pal Staci was in town so we went to a few of my favorite thrift stores with Levi. I usually have a plan when I go through thrift stores, and it always starts in the bedding. But that day, the back room was calling my name so I told Levi I was heading back there first. This thrift store always has about 5 sewing machines in their cases back there, and I assumed they were all the ones that I had opened before, but I decided to peek in to all of them again any way. Levi was with me when I lifted the top off of this one. I squealed, yelled "mine!" and then picked it up to look for a plug in.
I said I would leave it if it didn't work. It was marked $50 but everything was 50% off that day and $25 was just too much for a sewing machine that didn't work, even if it was pink. Thankfully it ran fine. I'm sure it still needs to go to the shop for a tune up. And I need to find a manual. After searching online for the history of this machine, I only found blog posts from people who had it and couldn't figure out how to wind the bobbin.
The case needs a good cleaning, but the machine itself is in perfect condition. I'm not sure if I'll actually use this one very often, since I LOVE my singer, but this makes some pretty awesome eye candy and it's the same color pink as my studio.
We were meant for each other.