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I have made an arrangement with my local butcher to get a section of pig side with skin on. (funny thing is he asked if I was learning how to tattoo, I said, "no, sewing.." he didn't quite have the guts to ask....
You are not even kidding, are you?
Nifty machine - can you sew paper, etcetera with it? Would love to see it in action, perhaps minus the pigskin... ;-)
-Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.
My Singers: 12k (1883), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), VS2 Victorian (1891), Improved Family (15-1, 1886), 15k (1917), 27 Tiffany (1900), 29k58, 96k41 (1947), 96k41 (1949), 201k (1953), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1954), 222k (1959), 306k, 320k2(1959), 401g (1960), 411g
Others: Empisal (1960s), Bernina Record 530-2, Pfaff 60, Pfaff 260, Lemair (1960s)
Here are some pictures of my vintage machine. I don't know the story behind it other than my mom got it at estate sale when I was a kid. The couple had been friends with my grandparents. My mom had told me that it was in working order. A few years before she passed away, she found a leather belt for it. I'm not sure how to size it, since it's too long.
the process in general goes like this:
Wrap the belt around the track it is supposed to follow
Take up the slack (not TOO tight) and mark both ends at the same location
trim both ends
punch(ice pick.awl, singer tool) a hole in each end CAREFULLY about 1/8" in from the end
insert link staple (NOT a regular staple, my LSMG carries them)
put belt on machine
icreate was wondering from the photos if maybe you were from down under...(they're downside up)
"What do you mean worrying doesn't help? Everything I ever worried about...never happened!"quote by __________ I forget who.