This was our first large purchase after getting married! At that time my husband was a Coastie who was stationed onboard an Ice Breaker and spent almost the first year of our marriage out to sea! I already loved sewing and what else should I do with him gone, but sew. I did not have my own sewing machine so we decided I needed one.
We headed to Sears and bought this one! We chose this one because we were told it was the last all metal mechanical workings that Kenmore was going to make. It sounded to us like it would last for a long time, and it has! This baby was purchased in 1980, that tells you how old this machine is and how long we’ve been married.
This little machine cost about $99.00 and is the bare minimum for sewing. I have sewn many, many things on it. I started that first year making little cloth boxes and fabric covered frames for Christmas gifts. Then on to pillows, curtains, dresses and more dresses. Sewing clothes for my children was the most fun I had on this machine. I also made a few flower girl dresses and earned a little extra money. I had the gathering stitch down and made many many buttonholes. It is in retirement now, and when I mention giving it away I have a daughter that cringes! I suppose I will just keep it in the closet and dust it occasionally.
I hope you don’t mind going down memory lane with me? It is fun to think back to where my love of sewing began. If you would like to share your story, we would love to hear all about it!! We have the BEST blog followers and readers ever!!!
P.S. I am a little embarrassed to say I have never had it serviced, oops! Just oiled it once in a while!