In fact for my $100.00 or so sewing machine purchase could have bought me some exciting new pieces of fabric...No more stash busting, I'm really over my stash I need new fabric to keep me motivated. Buying fabric instead of shoes would have been okay. You can wear fabric but you can't wear a sewing machine...
'Just one look that's all it took' (just like the song) and any common sense I had was gone. I ended up buying a a vintage Bernina Record 730. The first sewing machine I ever owned which I traded in on a Bernettee for my daughter. My excuse for buying the Bernina 730 was that my daughter is not allowed to sew on my sewing machines. So I had to buy her an old one for her to use because she no longer has the Bernette.
Well the idea of giving it to her has now gone 'right out the window'. This Bernina Record 730 runs better than my Bernina 801 so she can't have it for now...She can have it when I'm over my Bernina 730 obsession...
Once that foot pedal goes it will be pretty much a lost cause as a working sewing machine. The sewing machine will only become an object to admire...so I might as well make the most of my time with this old Bernina.
Because the sewing machine can be changed to a slower speed, I tried to teach my my grandson to sew a seam. I must admit he was a little bit scared, but it's a good skill for him to learn. He might have to hem his own pants one day just like my dad did...
Nostalgia and total impulse buying is what swayed me to buy this sewing machine. Things from my younger days I want them all back....When my son saw it he said, "Haven't I seen this machine somewhere before?"
Yes when he was about three!
|Here he is 'Bernie the Bernina' some scratches|
in the front, otherwise perfect...
|Plug number: 011-1672|
|Three way plug one hole is blocked. Was|
it made like this? I don't know...
|The original old green foot pedal|
|Number on foot pedal: Typ: FT6-2A6|
|Bernina Record 730 fancy stitches|
|I made a felt circle for the cotton reel|
to sit on
|Threaded up ready to make table mats|