What can I rig up for a thread spool holder on this machine?
I'm at my son's house and going stir crazy... not much for me to do here, since he's sick in bed and only wakes up a couple of times a day for meds.
My DIL brought her older Singer 1802 Merritt in from storage so I could do some piecing, but I'm not too sure that it works.. The thread holder is missing and there is one old metal bobbin for it. No telling how old the needle is.. and there is no manual.
As a purely temporary measure, how do I make a thread holder for it? I just want to check the machine out and see if it works at all before putting any time or money into it, plus it's in a cabinet so it would be hard for me to take it in for repair..
Any suggestions out there for me?