Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Toy Sewing Machine...Memories!

I was visiting Jill's blog http://www.thequiltrat.blogspot.com/ and saw her slide show of her toy sewing machines. When I saw the little red one above, I suddenly remembered that I had one just like it! It actually sewed when you turned the wheel on the right by hand. By the age of 10 I was using my Mom's Elna, so this was a long time ago!

Do any of you remember having a toy sewing machine?

This is post #500. Wow!


Sylvie said...

I had a toy sewing machine too, and I have found the same one for my daughters on 'EmmaĆ¼s' (a sort of flea market for homeless people in France) for 2€ !
You can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vivie95/2820289395/in/set-72157606535878622/
It does not really sew, but you can play with wool. It is very appropriate for my young daughters! They like to sit next to me when I 'play' with my sewing machine.
I have another toy sewing machine, which can actually sew: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vivie95/2838426081/in/set-72157606535878622/
I am sure my daughters are going to sewing addicts, just like me!

Quilt Rat said...

I guess I need to change the title on that slide show. These are not JUST toy sewing machines......
These are all MY toy sewing machines.
Never had one as a child but I have lots now :-)

kelly lautenbach said...

I had one that sewed with GLUE... which I promptly got all over my beautiful pink carpet in my bedroom. Suddenly, I decided that my barbie townhouse "needed" to live in the middle of my floor. My parents didn't find the glue spot till we moved about 6 months later... :) I've always been a crisis decorator, I suppose. :)

Selvage Quilter said...

Oh Jill! Your own collection of toy sewing machines? What a great idea. They would look so good decorating a sewing room. I'm going to keep my eye out for them.

Thanks, Sylvie, for the links to all those amazing toy sewing machine photos! Your daughters are getting an early start:)

Kelly, that was very saavy to discover crisis decorating at an early age. Crisis is a good motivator!

stufenzumgericht said...

Congratulations to your 500#, please continue with all theese funny stories about selvages and more...
Hugs from Martina

Quiltgirlie said...

I know my mum had a toy sewing maschine. But she does not have it any more.
Regards, Britta

Aranka said...

I also have a sewing machine from 1980 it is maden DDR and a palstic one.

Susan/FlossieBlossoms said...

I didn't, darn it all, but I think I have a toy cash register bank that simply MUST be related to that sewing machine, it's so similar.

My featherweight isn't a toy, but it's awful cute in the same kind of way. I do like little thing!

sewnut said...

I received a beige Singer in the early 60's from a neighbout lady. That was the start of my obsession to sew. A few years ago I managed to hunt one down on e-Bay.
Now I have selvages in jars as an obsession.

Fabric has to be healthy, right?