Kenmore sold some mighty fine machines in the 1970s. I have a 158.1760 that I love. It has a free arm and built in stitches, takes cams and makes a lovely stitch.
But I think this 158.1813 has it beat. Today I got it ready to go to its new home. I checked it all out in the shop to make sure that it was clean, lubricated properly (including the gears) and ready to go.
Then I took it up to the sewing loft to use it. I like to make something with a machine before I ship it. I always put it through all of its stitches and check the bobbin winder. I do like to make something in addition to that.
So I made a Lazy Girl Designs Wonder Wallet.
I wish that this photo did the stitch justice. It doesn't. I took one look at this stitch and thought, "Maybe I should keep this machine." Look at how STRAIGHT the stitches are. Wilson said "No, don't keep it. It needs to be used." (He was the only dog in the sewing loft with me this afternoon. Frannie and Wrigley didn't know enough to come in out of the rain).
I made that little draw string bag for the foot controller, too. Sigh.
On the bright side, my son will have one less machine to deal with when he is going through my stuff.