At age 60 my vintage Necchi sewing machine (the Italian version of Singer) has announced that she is ready to retire.
I originally bought her from a sewing machine repair shop 30 years ago (yes, I was 7 at the time--ha!). The original owner in 1951 was a Mrs. Buster of Sacramento, as her name is neatly penciled into the instruction manual.
Old Necchi, as I affectionately call her, has been a workhorse--solidly built with METAL everything (not a plastic part to be found) . But lately she's been screeching and groaning and says she wants to drink pina coladas on a sandy beach somewhere instead of working so hard.
HELP ME! In the 30 years since I last purchased a sewing machine, things have changed a tad. HAVE YOU SEEN what SEWING MACHINES can DO now?
I just need something basic, that is durable and reliable, and not TOO complicated and for under $300 if possible. Any suggestions? Singer, White, Brother, other? I'd appreciate any suggestions or recommendations you might have--please leave them in the comments section.
In the mean time, here is a sneak peek at what Old Necchi and I have been up to lately. This little prototype will give you a clue as to what my new artistic obsession is and why I've been a little preoccupied. More about that later...
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