name that sewing machine accessory!
I grabbed this box at the thrift store for about $3 the other day. It was in a bag so I couldn't really check out the contents (a wiser and more brazen thrifter than I would have just ripped the plastic open, but I am a rule-follower, what can I say?). But it had a nice jingle, the small storage wars-type peek I could manage through the bag looked good, and I was feeling lucky.
There was a lot in there! To be honest, I'm still not sure if I was lucky or not--this is yet another in a series of reminders about how little I know about my sewing machine and the finer nuances of the fabric arts. I figure if nothing else, I know what to do with the little package of needles--and I'll use the rest to take up Civil War era surgery.
Some of the parts are clearly presser feet of one kind and another--can anyone out there name any of these? Is that big thing a walking foot? If so, a) can I use a Singer foot on my Kenmore machine and b) what the hey do I do with a walking foot?
I also picked up a little grab bag of vintagey notions. Good to know that I can now replace those slow, difficult, and dangerous straight pins in my collection:
I always feel a little sad when I see a glut of dated sewing supplies at the thrift store, because I know it likely means some older crafter has passed away or been moved out of their home. I feel like there should be some sort of ritual to honor whomever it was that left all this for me to discover. Pouring a little whiskey on the machine as I fire it up seems ill advised, however poetic it would feel.