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Thread: I redid a sorrowful little featherweight-----

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    Senior Member harrishs's Avatar
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    I redid a sorrowful little featherweight-----

    I bought a sorrowful little machine from a friend of my DS and DDIL. It was so worn and sad looking....but still plugged along doing her job of sewing a nice straight seam... I have always wanted to redo and fancy up a machine, so I decided I wouldn't be taking anything away from this sweet machine by doing so.....

    It is just a little paint and some decals, so someday, if I have the money, I would love to have her painted professionally but until then, we will giggle and sew.....

    Am sending the before and after.
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    I think you did a fine job! I love those butterflies!
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    Looks like you already did a great job on this little machine.

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    Don't think I have ever seen one so worn looking. But your flutterbys and flowers make it so cute and fun. Great job. Enjoy sewing on her.
    Kitsy

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    That poor little thing was loved to death wasn't it? Nice job. Enjoy.

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    You dressed her up.. I'm not sure I would worry about what she's wearing, more of what she has to give to you.. Since her stitches are nice, and straight, enjoy her for what she is.. I'm still looking for a FW

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    You did a great job. Glad you found the machine and saved it!

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    She feels like a royal queen now that you've prettied her up!
    Carol in Michigan

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    You sure did pretty her up! Love the butterflies and paint job. Looks like she had a hard life before she made her way into your world.

    What kind of stickons did you use? I have a machine that could use a bit of joy but only find the scrapbook stickons and didn't think they would wear well.

    Great job!!!

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    I'm sure the poor little thing is so happy to have found a new, loving home. I think a little girl would just love to learn to sew on her..... and quite a few big girls as well.

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    What fun! Love it.

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    It looks like she earned some TLC. I know it's nice to get one in pristine condition but you can tell she was well used and that's a compliment to her too.

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    And you did a great job! The machine looks so happy now. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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    You did a great job.

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    How cute!!! I LOVE featherweights, they just sew like little dreams...
    Michelle Guadarrama

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    What an interesting way to decorate. I love it.

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    Very cute - you did a great job!

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    Great job, she is so cute!!!!!

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    She definately lived a good hard working life, didn't she? I think you did a great job giving her a facelift!! I think she must be grinning inside!! Good for you....you two will enjoy sewing together.

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    She is so pretty. Great job.

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    Oh, I love her. You are very creative and she definitely earned a makeover.

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    You made her beautiful-happy and cheerful. Great job! I wouldn't t change her. Love it!

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    Never seen a butterfly on a sewing machine, but she sure is an uptown girl now. Great Job!!!!

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    Oh, I think that is so cute, makes me smile. I could see sitting and sewing with butterflies a fluttering around. Great idea, I may have to borrow that idea when it comes time to paint my machine.

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    Nice job, I have never seen one with the paint that worn off.
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