I love making things. There’s something about doing something completely by yourself that exposes and highlights all of your talents and shortcomings. It’s a really humbling thing. In this technologically-driven world we live in, it’s nice to come back to those things that are more simple.
I can’t really explain in words what happened to me once I taught myself to sew on my first treadle. It changed the way I looked at all things handmade and gave me a passion about something that I really can’t describe.
If there’s one thing that I hope this blog does for those considering learning to sew, I hope it’s getting them to consider a vintage sewing machine (VSM).
VSM’s, in my mind, are kind of like the elderly. And we all know how I feel about the elderly! (See this post if you missed it: https://sewoldschool.com/2014/11/15/the-gift-of-the-elderly/) They deserve to be pulled out of the basement, rehabbed, and used.
I’m willing to bet that once you sew on one, you’ll be hunting around for more!
A few people have requested that I take a video of my VSM collection. I was hesitant to bore the majority of the people reading with my insane love of these Iron Ladies, but I went ahead and made one. It’s very short, and very vague.
If there’s anything that you’d like me to go over more in depth, I would be happy to do so. Just leave me a comment below on what you’d like to see.
And I will be upset if any of my readers gets a VSM and doesn’t share the picture with me! That would be just plain wrong!
With that, here’s the short video clip of the SewOldSchool girls!