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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sewing Sally

Trying to take my last week of radiology VERY seriously, I am trying to make the most of my creative drive because it is about to END!
so sad. Don't worry because I've pre-done some posts that I can put up even when I'm busy! I'm such a nerd. Anyway.
Mom lent me her old sewing machine that her grandmother gave her back in the 70's or 60's... The Singer Featherweight (model 221) - which has quite the cult following!!
Thank goodness it does. Because this old beaut was a bit dusty and very complicated to thread! The belt had melted onto the power cord and subsequently cracked and fell apart!
Also thanks to the SINGER repair shop being 2 blocks from Trinity Hospital, (where I've been working this month), I got it all polished up and started to sew!
Back (hard to see the envelope and also I'm way too lazy to take a picture
now that it is filled with a pillow-filling!)
I've done two pillowcases so far (the other one with Walmart fabric that I only spent $2 on), and I love it! Tomorrow I am going to get the material to make my version of a $500 pillow from ThreeSheets & AtHome that I'm in love with! yay! I'll start taking custom orders to supplement my meager resident income in a few weeks!


  1. OMG you did it !!!
    I am so proud of you!!!
    After sewing lessons and ripping out a zipper 13 time I finally realized sewing was not my thing. Love You Mom

  2. My heart skips a beat here. I have this VERY SAME white Featherweight sitting in my closet as we speak! In its original case, no less. My parents gave it to me as a high school graduation gift [I was raised to have practical abilities] in 1964. Yes, I'm old enough to be your grandmother! Today the tiny little machine is coming out so I can finish the linen coverlet I'm making for our bed, no one carried what I wanted [turns out a few dressmaker details were too much to ask, even though Pine Cone Hill came closest]. THANK YOU for the link you gave to the Featherweight mecca, it's already bookmarked in a special place.



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