Read Part 1 here.
So after months – nay, YEARS – of agonizing over the curtain fabric for the dining room, I found myself with one partially-sewn window panel and a broken sewing machine.
My sewing machine was purchased in 1978 by my father, as a Christmas gift for my mother. This may have been the worst gift idea of all time, bless his heart. I found it in a closet (unopened!) in high school, and thus commenced my slow and frustrating journey to amateur seamstressdom.
Anyway, the point of that tale is that my machine is old. It’s complicated to thread, nothing is automatic, and it seems to break on an alarmingly regular basis. The repair that currently has it sidelined will cost at least $75. Whine whine WHINE.
So I decided to get a new machine. I know, I know, that’s kind of terrible. The machine wasn’t totaled, and the new one cost way more than $75, but I waaaaanted it. And I had the money. And it was my berfday. So. New machine.
Did I mention I’m bad at making decisions? It’s appalling how much research went into the sewing machine purchase. But decide I did, and two days later a new Singer 7258 showed up on my doorstep.
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Here’s a close-up of the tops:
And another look at the amazing goldfishy fabric:
The best part? I got them finished just in time for Thanksgiving. Yeay!