Monday, November 7, 2011

Sewing Machine Saga


One of the items on my Sunday to-do list was:
"look at sewing machine / get fixed".

So DH and I got the machine out of the attic, plugged it in, and... it worked!  I thought I had my mom's old Singer, but this is a hand-me-down from a friend.  Funny thing, the foot pedal and box of extra accessories are Singer products.  Maybe White is just a subsidiary of Singer...   If you know, please tell me.


Now all I need is to get the manual and see how to thread it correctly.  (I’ve tried before and it didn’t work).  So I went online and sure enough, a search for  "White sewing machine model 951" had a manual available.  For the cost of $10.00.  I could probably get a manual from ebay  but the site I found looks reputable enough.  They offer manuals by PDF Download, PDF on CD or Printed Hard Copy.  I decided I'd rather have a hard copy (same price as the PDF Download), so I ordered it and paid with PayPal.

Are you not doing something you’d like to do because you don’t have a manual?  If so, try the internet.

More of the sewing machine saga to come.



13 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this! I only use mine to sew on paper too :)

Duni said...

Hi Deb!

I saw your title on EBT and had to come straight over since my sewing machine broke down too (but I'm getting a new one).
I have not heard of White as a sewing machine brand. It's great though that you found a manual on the net for your model :)

Happy Sewing!

Erika said...

I hope you get it going. I now always search online for a manual. I like the comfort of having directions I don't read available for the just in case:)

Erika
It’s a Wrap Link Party at Artful Rising

BeadedTail said...

I'm afraid even a manual couldn't teach me to sew! I'm pretty hopeless with those machines. Can't wait to see what you do with it though!

MegansBeadedDesigns said...

I'm right there with you! I have an old sewing machine I picked up at a thrift store a few months ago. Every time I bring it out I have to search for the manual so i can remember how to thread it! lol

Nancy said...

Wow, good luck getting it going! You're right...most manuals are online now:)

Rose said...

It's amazing how much information like this is online now! Have fun with your new toy. I still haven't done much with mine yet.

Kathleen said...

Looks like a fun little sewing machine! Looking forward to the rest if its saga!

Splendid Little Stars said...

It works! YAY!
looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
Erika's comment cracks me up!

Sher said...

Have fun with the sewing machine. Some of those old sewing machines run forever! When I shop for one (soon I hope) I don't want electronic mumbo jumbo. I want your good old fashioned gear and belt driven motor with no lighted control panels!

Make some fun things and post them for us to see!

Linda Pruitt said...

I need a manual for my old machine too! I looked on the internet and found a few, but have not purchased one yet.

AmandaMitchell said...

I just bought the exact same sewing machine and was wondering what year it was made. Can't seem to find anything online. Do you happen to know??

Unknown said...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Sewing_Machine_Company

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