Welcome home little one

2 Oct

I love eBay. My new Kenmore 1040 was here when I got home. Sellers pitch it as the Featherweight alternative. It weighs 13 pounds or so and comes with a plastic carrying case with embossed flowers.

It has this cute plastic bump out to expand the bed… which also has storage for supplies. It makes a straight, zig zag, buttonhole and stretch stitch

It’s a 70s era machine in two shades of green to prove it.

I spent all night cleaning and oiling it (linty, dirty and disgusting) and resolved to start covering my current sewing machines when not in use. Now, I just need a new belt for it. The one it had was not engaging the way it should. And I refuse to buy Sears’ for $8.50 plus $8.50 shipping. The Dritz belt at Joann’s was too big. And Home Depot didn’t have the right size. I can feel today’s internet obsession already….

So, I now have my backup, travel and buttonhole machine. Yippee!!

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3 Responses to “Welcome home little one”

  1. aprescodVivian August 2, 2013 at 18:19 #

    I am very happy that it is working out for you, yeah….love all ur work.

  2. Renae August 5, 2013 at 13:06 #

    I love mine! I am jealous of the drawer and side arm you have (and the lovely case)! But seriously, congrats on a wonderful machine! :D *hugs*

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