I did it! I sewed with my new vintage sewing machine! I hand cranked that baby, and a pretty pillow was born! I must give kudos to all those amazing women in the past that had to hand crank!
The most challenging part was trying to figure out how to wind the new thread on the bobbin. It turns out the owner’s manual I found was not for the same exact model 99 that I have. It took a little bit of time to figure out how to wind that bobbin, but with some trial and error I eventually did. Yay!
Sewing the pillow together was pretty much smooth sailing with only a couple hiccups. One thing I couldn’t figure out was backstitching to secure the beginning and end. Of course, after giving up on the owner’s manual, I didn’t think of doing a simple Google search. In my defense, I was too excited to get working on my project and frankly had enough with the researching. I just wanted to play! Anyway, I did research after I was done and sure enough I did go about backstitching all wrong..Oops! At least now I will be prepared the next time I decide to sew with my vintage machine.
I was able to adjust the thread tension for even top and bottom stitches. This makes up for the backstitching, right? :P
And there you have it.. my first vintage sewing machine project! What do you think?
I cut out the E with my Silhouette. Can’t say it enough.. I LOVE my Silhouette! I did have a few bumps sewing on the letter. Not sure what was going on, but when it came to sewing the front and back pieces together there were no problems.
The final touch were the fabric rosettes which were hot glued onto the pillow.
It was a real thrill to sew with a 1928 Singer sewing machine hand crank style! So much more exciting to be able to show that I made something with it. Hmm.. now I just wonder who can I give this pillow to;)
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