The title really says it all! If you really did just score yourself a vintage Singer 66, congratulations, and welcome to your new addiction! (Now hold on. Give me a minute to let me fix myself up so no one can tell I was just doing the happy dance for you!)
I do like most of the old, iron, ornate machines that Singer put out; but the 66 is definitely special. As I’ve mentioned before, it was the first machine I ever used (after my ten-minute run with a new, plastic, made-in-China Singer that had me proclaiming that sewing and I were not right for each other) — and it’s still one of my favorites.
Time and time again, I see someone purchasing one of these babies as their first vintage machine. And, as they should, they decide that they’re not going to just use it for display; they’re going to actually use it to sew. At first, you’re nervous and fear you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.
Relax! Chances are, if you have one, it can be cleaned and oiled and used for many years to come. You can even pass it down to your kids. (My kids will get all seven, whether they like it or not! LOL) I promise, it’s not as intimidating as it looks.
Sew (I’m sorry, couldn’t resist!) let’s talk it out!