My Personal Story About My Old Sewing Machine



I sew on my grandmother’s sewing machine, which is at least 25 years old. There are plenty of top brands of sewing machine to buy on the market, but I love it mainly because I am a sentimental sap. I feel very lucky to own this particular gorgeous vintage machine. I need not worry about any computer system and the insides are also full of metal. I think it also has most of the necessary accessories, like a button holder, the manual, and some extra goodies, like all of the original pattern cams for the decorative stitches.

Unluckily, I faced some troubles with the cams. Although I followed the rules in the guidebook, the things wouldn’t really change the stitches. After all, this particular sewing machine functioned perfectly most of the time; clearly, that stitch control was not that essential. However, I do feel the need for a second opinion every now and then.

One fine morning, I was driving down a road that I have driven down on many occasions before when I spotted an Oreck/Singer dealership. I immediately halted and went inside where I met a man in his 70s to whom I complained against my old machine and expressed my desire to purchase a new one. He told me to bring the old machine and offered to have a look at it for me. I immediately drove back and returned along with the machine within an hour. He opened up my machine and showed me how all the parts worked together and claimed that he had not seen a machine like mine in a while, and he wasn’t sure exactly what was wrong with it. I returned to my house disappointed.

I tried my best to find out the solution on the Internet and eventually I found a post where there was information about my exact model of machine. I immediately sent an email to the author of the blog and requested her to send her advice on how to fix it. I sent some photos of the internal parts of the machine and to my surprise she asserted me that my machine was absolutely okay.

Now that I knew that it is not missing any parts and no internal component is broken, I don’t have anything to complain against my beloved old sewing machine. I am satisfied with whatever I’ve got and aspire to use the beauty in the best possible way I can.