I’ve been recently introduced to the sewing machine for the very first time. It’s a fascinating piece of technology. It was developed in the first Industrial Revolution to reduce manual sewing. The first machine was produced in 1790 by an Englishman. Fabrics enter from the left hand side of the ‘foot’ and when the right stitches are placed, unbelievably beautiful garments are produced. It’s the ultimate clothes machine. I grew quite fond of the industrial sewing machine I use at the RMIT night classes, until I discovered cuter version of my own.
I couldn’t stop counting my blessings when I found a brand new wooden sewing machine in a vintage shop. It looks like a sewing machine- it has the right proportions of one, it has the right ornamentation of any ‘Singer’, but no matter how hard I try, it does not sew.
Can you guess what it really is? Here is the other side.
Here it is again- a side-on-view. How beautiful is it?
Have you guessed it yet?
Yes! It’s a sewing kit box-the machine slides off and there’s a removable compartment for all of my sewing essentials- bobbins, pins, scissors, threads, buttons, tape measurer, chalk, needles and zips. It was such a gorgeous find. It sits on my desk, ready to serve my sewing needs.