O is for Old Sewing Machines
Old sewing machines are, in my opinion, simply beautiful and also they are “properly made”, with no disrespect to their contemporary modern sisters, the engineer that gives maintenance to my sewing machines says “old is gold”. I am not going to go technical here because I have no clue of how they were/are built or which one is better, I just know that old sewing machines were built to last, you only have to try and pick one up to know that plastic was not the material of choice 30 years ago! metal is pretty heavy. I wonder how many grandchildren will be asking their grandmothers if they can have their old white plastic Toyota, Brother, or Janome in 40 years time.
This post was written by Lizzet Belcher of The Fabric Loft, the online store for contemporary quilting fabrics.