Oh man, these are cute - have you seen them? Retro Singer sewing machines10:01:00 AM
2. Window shopping on Amazon.
I am forever in search of a fantastic deal for something that's been sitting on my (or someone in my family or my household's) wishlist (because yes, I have multiple Amazon wishlists [at present, count: 8]). Anywho.
Couple these two addictions with the advent of smart phones and my chronic insomnia and you have the perfect storm. So this morning at 5:32am when I found these little sewing machines (it really was 5:32am) I was so freaking excited, I had to share. Then I started thinking - how could I justify picking up one of these little beauts?? They'd be great for sew-ins and retreats, RIGHT?? Blerg.
I keep hoping I'll magically find my Singer Featherweight at a fantastical garage sale where the person selling has no idea the gem they have and sell it to me for, oh, like, $20. Wouldn't that be nice? Never happens.
I digress! Aren't these cute? (and I added Amazon.com affiliate links below for your reference and pajammy-shopping pleasure)
They appear to be a special edition of sorts of their "Simple" line of machines (model numbers are the same), and perhaps their (full sized) answer to Janome's Derby machines? (pure speculation here on my part)
|Janome's Derby line of pint-sized colorful sewing machines|
image from International Housewares Association
I do like the Singer machines. And the price point similar to that of the Janome makes me think again, they're trying to compete with Janome in the colorful portable machine market.
The 23 stitches on the Singer 3223 including button holes makes it a pretty viable little machine.
So, after reading a few of the comments below regarding the tiny Janome machines (of which I've never driven, but have driven a Singer Simple model (just not this retro model one)), I thought I'd do a comparison run-down of the two machines - especially since I was the one who went and compared or at least inferred a potential parallel between the two in the first place above.
And because I tend to geek out with stuff like this, I made a handy-dandy chart. Seriously.
Anyway! I'm seriously digressing now with all of these charty shenanigans BUT your comments were totally valid, and, for the record, I had not seriously considered the Janome Derby machines before (except for my little one) but this Singer machine, it'd be a definite contender for a travel machine.
Honestly though, what I DO love is that sewing machine companies are starting to come out with more colors and facades and special editions, making our machines a bit more fun. Have you seen the new rose gold Bernina special edition? I don't know what it does - probably everything and all of the dishes in the kitchen sink - but damn, it looks pretty (...and damn, I wish I had that kind of money...)
Happy weekend, everyone!
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