Car Boot Sale Gold!
While looking around the car boot sale that happens every Sunday near me, I came across this beautiful sewing machine.
You can see that I’ve already bought it and taken it home! I was astounded when the lady on the stall sold it to me for just £6! It even came in its case.
I’ve been scouring the Internet all week trying to find out what kind of machine it is. I’m pretty sure its a Brother 651 (originally by the company Jones, who were taken over by Brother in 1968). I haven’t managed to date it, but I reckon it’s 1950s or 1960s.
It needs some work doing to it, for example, it’s missing its feed dog cover.
But I found one on eBay, so that’s on its way. It does need a lot of cleaning! And I will be replacing the motor on the back. But as there seem to be quite a few YDK rear mount motors available in various online shops, this shouldn’t be too hard.
Annoyingly the top section catch is broken, so the flap won’t stay down. But I have a workshop and a 3D printer, so I think I’ll be able to sort something out!
I’m quite excited to see how this progresses.
4 February 2023
I’ve been watching people making temperature quilts on social media for a few years and really liked the idea of making one. But I knew I would struggle to carry such a large project through to the end, plus the idea of knitting a blanket in the heat of summer wasn’t that appealing. Then I […]
3 February 2023
I finally caught COVID, and while I am curled up on my sofa feeling sorry for myself, I thought I would check through things. I realised that I haven’t written anything on this blog for ages (gulp April 2021) and so much has happened! The problem is that Instagram is so much quicker and easier […]
19 April 2021
In which I attempt to make a giant quilt, for the first time!
6 February 2021
It’s taken just over a year, but this embroidery is finally finished!
1 January 2021
It's new year's day and I'm making Mushroom Ragu.