Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: 1970s sewing machine

Care to whip up a peasant skirt or turn your jeans into bell bottoms? Bet this Singer Starlet sewing machine has been there and done that! Look how trim it looks in its carrying case!


And open...its a perfect 1970s orange and green!
This terrific looking sewing machine is not mine-its my friend Hannah's. Her husband found it next to the rubbish bin! and brought it in for her to look at and she brought it right over. They were afraid to try to see if it sewed-'course I wasn't! We opened it up and threaded it (a bobbin was already in) and I could see that it was really dirty inside. We plugged it in....and it sewed :) but not correctly :(. She's taking it over to the sewing machine man in Tiberias for a good cleaning and then a diagnosis....the motor is good and I'm hoping the problem is minor (or maybe just because of the dirt). I'll let you know ....I sure hope this beauty gets well soon.

To see more vintage treasures, hop on over to Coloradolady-our lovely hostess for VTT.

22 comments:

Riley said...

Love the Singer!
I have a Golden Touch & Sew Singer, bought new in 1964, that I am still using as my only machine.
It is still a Clydesdale! :)
Riley

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Coloradolady said...

What a beauty!!! I just love the design...so vintage and retro! I am crossing my fingers it will sew as good as new! Have a great VTT!

Lee said...

nice flowery detail...they sure did fancy them up back then.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

tht is one very old Singer machine! very vintagey! Happy VTT!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Miri, loved your post in regard to the 1970's Singer....we restored an industrial Singer....made in 1915...sews a treat...Warm Regards, Lyn

P. said...

Oh, I so glad that machine was rescued from the trash. It's a beauty, and I hope the repair shop will get it running well so it can be enjoyed for many years to come. Thanks for showing this "groovy" machine! Peace!

Liz said...

OMG! Our Home Economics class had a room full of these. How fun!

~Liz

Kathy said...

That's a very cool find! I sure hope it works! I think things were made better once upon a time!
Kathy

Ulla said...

I think it is a good machine, let's hope the problem can be fixed.

Roslyn said...

Cool old machine I bet it will be fixable! These old girls never die,LOL
Happy VTT my friend!

viridian said...

Goodness, what a period piece. But that doesn't matter if it gets fixed and sews well.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Miri, What a beautiful machine, love the colorful details! Hope they are able to get it working properly. Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Vintage Thingies Thursday...Wicker Pram! I was so excited when I found this wicker pram with the red and white gingham hood and red wheels, I knew, of course, that I had to add red geraniums.
Hugz,
Kim

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How fun is that?! Love the flowers on it, I don't remember seeing that before.

Happy VTT!
Sally

Postcardy said...

My sewing machine is from the 1970s but it doesn't have any flowers. Actually, I have never even seen a machine with flower before.

Michelle said...

I would think since the sewing machine runs, there is certainly hope for it! Would be so awesome if it is fixable.

Sarah said...

That is really cute :) I love the bright colors! Keep us posted on it's healing!

Sarah

Serendipity Handmade said...

That is FABULOUS! Love it! I hope it sews well. What a great find.

http://serendipityhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/05/vintage-thingies-thursday-lacis-museum.html

ewenique said...

What a great vintage find! They don't make sewing machines like they used to.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! too cute! Lucky you!
*hugs*deb

Diann said...

Wow! what a cool find for your friend!! Got to love the fun flower design on it! It amazes me what folks just set out at the curb. I hope it brings many fun hours of creating new things for your friend.

Diann said...

Wow! what a cool find for your friend!! Got to love the fun flower design on it! It amazes me what folks just set out at the curb. I hope it brings many fun hours of creating new things for your friend.