Happy National Sewing Machine Day!


Did you know today, June 13, is National Sewing Machine Day??  It is!  So, in honor of this special day, I thought I would go around my sewing room (and home) to show you my machines as they currently are.  I have a few, and would love to give each of them a little shout-out for making my hobby so enjoyable!

First up if my main machine, the Destiny II by Baby Lock.  I use this one for pretty much everything I do.  I'm actually sitting at it right now, working on a zipper bag for my daughter's friend who is graduating.   This machine looks topless at the moment as I'm working with three thread colors, and the white one needs a thread stand.  Love, LOVE this machine!

My Baby Lock Destiny II.  Working hard, late at night. :)

This machine is currently Baby Lock's top-of-the-line single-needle sewing/embroidery machine.  (Rumor has it that a new top-of-the-line will come out this fall.)  I've had my Destiny for almost two years now, and it is super nice.  This machine hums along and can do so much.  I upgraded to this machine for the large embroidery area that it has.  In a few weeks, I'll be flying out to St. Louis to Baby Lock headquarters to attend their 4-day Destiny Getaway training.  I cannot wait!   Four full-days of learning all about what this great machine can do.  I'll be sure to keep you posted. :-)

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HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen
Behind me as I sit at my main machine, is my Sweet Sixteen by HandiQuilter.  This is a sit-down longarm quilting machine.  As you can probably guess by the name, it has a deep 16" of throat space to work with quilts. I bought this machine lightly-used second-hand, so that I can quilt my own quilt tops.  I really want to complete my quilts on my own from beginning to end.  I don't want to send my quilts out to a longarm quilter to finish. This machine will allow me finish a quilt myself, and it does not require a lot of space like a typical more-expensive stand-up quilting machine does.
You may notice that this machine isn't even threaded at the moment.  I have no quilts ready to quilt. 😟 My Sweet 16  is just waiting patiently for me to finish a quilt top for her to work on.

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1952 Singer Featherweight Model 221
This pretty little one is my vintage Singer Featherweight Model 221.  She was born in 1952, which makes her 66 years old.  I only find time to take her out a couple times per year.  She stitches great and is wonderful for quilting.  And she is also very portable for travel sewing.  I found her on ebay, being sold for repair, so I restored her myself.  I really enjoyed doing the restoration work.  That is most satisfying.  I'm signed up for Nova Montgomery's Featherweight Maintenance class again this fall.  Nova is coming close to where I am in Leesburg, so it is a perfect opportunity for a refresher course on how to clean and maintain these great machines.

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1916 Singer Red Eye Model 66
My Featherweight is not the oldest machine in the house.  In our foyer, I have a beautiful Singer Red-eye Model 66 treadle.  She was born in 1916, making her 102 years old!  I also found her on ebay, and restored her myself.  She sits in a beautiful cabinet, and also sews well.
Original treadle cabinet for the Singer 66.
I have used her to sew and quilt potholders for the family, so I know she still a workhorse.  I can only image the history of who has used her for the last 100+ years.  She doesn't really get used right now.  She just sits and looks pretty which is great at 102. ☺️

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Brother XR7700
And away in a corner is my Brother XR-7700 sewing machine. I have traveled to class with this one, and my daughters use it as well for their sewing projects  It is a good little machine that I picked up at Costco.

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That's my round up of sewing machines.  Although I have several, and they are all in good working order and can be used whenever the whim strikes!

Enjoy today and I hope you get a chance to use your sewing machine today too.

Happy Sewing Machine Day!




1 comment

  1. That is a collection of machines. Wish I had the Handi 16. and the Baby Lock embroidery machine.

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