Sunday, January 20, 2019

My New Sewing Machine

Hello Fiber Friends! It's been a while since I've done any serious blogging here at my Fiber Journal. But that's about to change because I recently got a new sewing machine!


It's a White Family Rotary treadle sewing machine. It came with the original certificate of warranty and the manual. The certificate is dated August 20, 1913. Between that and the patent date (April 18, 1911) I have an idea of how old the machine is.

In one of the drawers, I found all of the original attachments.


These are for gathering, shirring, hemming, sewing lace, making tucks, quilting, ruffling, binding, underbraiding, and chainstitching. That's actually quite a lot for a machine that only does straight stitch and with no reverse.

My first step will be to give it a good cleaning and oiling. I'll have more on that soon. In the meantime, if you're interested in the full story of how I got it, click here to go to that post on my homestead blog.

 My New Sewing Machine © January 2019

2 comments:

Cockeyed Homestead said...

Yeppers! You got yourself a steal of a deal.

Leigh said...

Jo! Thanks for leaving me a comment over here. I've neglected this blog for so long that I'm sure folks have forgotten all about it, LOL. But it seems the better place for a series of posts on my new machine and my sewing adventures on it.