Friday, November 29, 2013

Another banner day at Goodwill - although 'banner' may be a little strong

Thinking in a normal person's terms, snagging three sewing machines in one day would be a banner day. Or a worst nightmare maybe for the spouse of someone bringing home three sewing machines in one day. I guess it depends on your perspective. For me it was a pretty normal haul.

Today being Black Friday, the Goodwill stores in our area had a 50% off sale on any item that had a colored tag. I'm weak, I just couldn't resist. The first Goodwill had a Singer 6212C. I'm not sure if it works yet but it is fairly new so it shouldn't be a problem. Strange thing is, on most of my sewing machine purchases, the lamp on nearly every one of them still works. No extra charge for that tidbit of information. Here's the Singer.

On to the second Goodwill store. It had a new-ish Singer but the tag had $49.99 on it. Even at half price it would have been more than I wanted to spend. Yes, even we sewing machine nuts have limits.

Anyhoo, there were no portable machines for me at this store. I wandered through the furniture section where they sometimes put sewing machines in cabinets, and what do I find is not one but two cheapo, I mean, inexpensive machines that my cheap, I mean thrifty self can purchase. One is a Kenmore from the 70s, complete with owners manual and a year's supply of sewing needles, bobbins, and oil. No cams though. Come to think of it, I might have some....

The other machine is a Dressmaker 7000 from what looks like the 60s, maybe 70s. The cabinet had a tag of $7.99 on it so I figured it was for an empty sewing cabinet. I was shocked to find a machine inside for that price. Who could pass up a deal like that? It takes cams but didn't come with any, so all the cutesy little decorative stitch depictions on the front panel don't do a whole lot. I may just have some cams that might fit this guy too. I'll have to dig.

1 comment:

  1. I have a machine similar to your Singer 6212. Mine is a Singer Merritt 4530. It has a nice selection of utility stitches. Made in Brazil. It took it to a sewing class at JoAnn Fabrics. My Singer Merritt was just as quiet as the $300 Husqvarna Emerald sewing machines they allow students (who don't have a machine) to use.