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Singer Sewing machines

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Obviously this lady has not trained her lazy family to make their own beds. Washing up depends upon how much - there nearly always is something in the sink at our house. Those might be the ideal conditions if you ragard sewing as a hobby, rarely do the ideal conditions exist!

Maurice :cool:
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
My mum had a Singer, table top version with handle (not electric). Best machine I've ever used. Limited functions but so so easy to use and do all those basic jobs most people use a sewing machine for day to day. Viv.
 

tim eborn

master brummie
My wife who is from Glasgow ( yes a mixed marriage ) worked at Singers prior to coming to Australia.
When we were younger Maggie did a lot of sewing, mainly on a trusty Singer treadle , if anything went wobbly the girl set too and fixed it herself.
Though we had another brand electric one the old treadle was her machine of choice.
 

A Sparks

master brummie
My Nan had a treadle sewing machine, I think it was a Singer, later she had a table top machine.
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Tim,

I agree. My late wife was a seamstress for most of her life. At one time in charge of the workshop of a school uniform manufacturer at the top of Broad Street, and after that mainly sub-contracted curtain making from many shops in the Bournemouth area including the Co-Op. She could always fix her old machines and said modern machines had no real guts in them and made her old machines seem like industrial ones.

Maurice :cool:
 
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