Monday, January 7, 2013

Working on an "old girl"

JC Penney 6936

So I inherited this "old girl" from my mother. It has been stored under the stairs for at least 8 years. Prior to that it was in a closet in our old house in Michigan. This is the machine so many years ago I learned to sew on...we won't talk about how many years ago that was! 

Well, this machine has seen better days and now has some stiff (and younger) competition. Machines today can not compete however with the power of the older sewing machines. My harp space on my Brother sewing machine is NO WHERE NEAR the size of this one. So I really do want to "save" this machine. I've cleaned her up and oiled everywhere I can find...but she still squeals (very loudly) like a dying pig. . . I will have to keep looking for the source. 

On the off chance you have this you have the manual?? Ha I don't.

Do you remember the first machine you sewed on? Do you remember the first thing you have ever sewn?

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  1. Ohhh a Beautiful old machine!! hmm I began on the ugly green Elna's that needed Cams to do anything -- you know, after I had 2 serviced (only 1 could be made to work), the repair guy said, she starts up rough but after sewing for a while settles down? Or could it be an old belt squeeling? Good luck I do hope you get her running and quietly too.

  2. I had hoped she would quiet down after letting her run for a min. but she didn't. I will have to open more doors on the machine and see if I missed something. I put it away though because I needed the table space to work on a quilt.

  3. I have the sewing machine my gram taught me to sew on too. :)

  4. I love it. I also learned to sew on an older machine that belonged to my Gram. I have a new machine that I bought a few years ago and have never even used. LOL I need to get back into sewing. I posted something on my blog for you today. Hope you like it.

    1. Liz I did the Liebster post! Hardest part was finding people with 200 followers or less, thank goodness I read so many other blogs (including your own)!

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