It is a 1927 Singer sewing machine. It only sews a straight stitch, has one foot and a knee pedal but it runs like a charm.
I recently had it serviced and the belt replaced so I have put it to good use. Each month during the my Veteran Quilt Sew-in it comes in handy as I have more participants than machines.
I discovered however that without instructions I needed to capture the threading pattern so I would be sure I had it correct each time.
Most sewing machines that I have worked with have a basic threading pattern, but I also know that it is critical that it done correctly.
Kathy, my photographer friend – site found here, graciously took pictures so I could have a visual reminder.
I know if you run into problems while sewing the first thing to check is thread path.
I could refer to the pictures, knowing if it was threaded correctly, I needed to look elsewhere for the problem.
Here is a picture showing the direction the thread should come off the bobbin.
I am sure it overkill, but I didn’t want to second guess myself. So now I know.
Kathy is not a sewer, though she is working on a quilt for the Veteran project. I am sure she was puzzled at the pictures I asked her to take, though I know she had fun.
As you can tell by these pictures:
What sewing treasures do you have?
Enjoy the journey, Jackie