I used a 1940 Singer 201-2.
|Singer 1940 201-2 FOR SALE|
I would have used the 201 treadle but I wanted to be warm. The heat is downstairs. The treadle is upstairs. ( I wonder if I can move that treadle stand downstairs before Steven gets home? Hmmmm I might have to enlist some outside help)
I made three tote bags. You can tell I am hungry for spring. That fabric is so bright. The draw string bag in the middle of the photo was the inspiration for the pattern.
I had the tote bag fabric from our trip to Osgood's last August. It was on sale at the already discounted warehouse. I also found a BOLT of Wonder Under that we had nabbed at an estate sale last spring. Betsy and I had both forgotten about it. She loves the stuff and now I know why. You can make anything fusible without adding weight to the fabric. I fused old polyester sheet/blankets to the lining fabric to give the tote some heft. It worked great. It was CHEAP since we got the whole bolt for 5 bucks and the sheet/blankets were 50 cents each at another estate sale.
Now all I have to do is remember how I made them and I will be all set....
The 201 sewed beautifully. It is for sale. I have two others, not including the 201 treadle. I only need one 201-2. I feel very good about this machine. The motor is strong and quiet. I re-wired the motor leads in January and serviced the motor completely. I even named it. http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2013/01/lazarus.html
And after today I became a bit more attached to it. Still, I cannot keep four 201s. Gotta move some machines along. It sure was a pleasure to use.