Chris's Story (August 05, 2014)

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Thank you, Chris!

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I hope you can help me. I am a 62 year old who never learned to sew! 30 years ago I bought a vintage Singer treadle machine hoping one day to learn how to use it and begin sewing, but alas I found myself busy running a cottage industry (making soap) and caring for more than 3 dozen stray and injured cats. Fast forward to now, and I have finally taken a look at the old machine, serial number C1851625. I've cleared away the dust and cobwebs (the machine was oiled and in working order when I bought it but it has never been used since I purchased it.). The leather belt is missing (a little girl removed it years ago and it got lost) But I haven't a clue how to use the machine, not even how to thread it and I suspect some things I need may be missing (besides the belt) like bobbin holders or something?? Please help! I would love to learn to sew on it, even simple things like curtains. Is there a good book out there that explains how to work one of these machines and how to sew on one? I will take a photo of it today and send it along if you like. Many thanks for any help you can provide.

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