My First Sewing Machine

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Jan 162012

This is a continuation of my first blog “Inspiration”. My fascination grew for sewing and I clearly recall a time when I was around 5 or 6 years old. I don’t exactly recall if it was Christmas or my birthday (as they are only twelve days apart), but I received a gift of a plastic Toy. It was a Necchi Super Nova Deluxe from my Mom and Dad. It was the most awesome and most memorable toy I have ever gotten. It was a muted turquoise color with cream color trim. (I was lucky enough to find a picture one that looked like mine.) It was molded to look like it had all kinds of dials and settings.  It did this perfect chain stitch and I loved that little machine more than any doll I got that year. Then one day my brothers were playing and accidently broke the inner mechanism that creates the chain stitch. I was crushed. And even if it no longer worked I still kept it. I don’t know what ever became of it. For all I know it may still be in my mom’s house packed away.

As I got older, my Mom started trusting me to use her machine, a 1940’s singer in a wooden cabinet. Only did a straight stitch, but I made some cool stuff on it. She still has that machine in her bedroom as of this day.

All through my life, machines have come and gone, each one doing cooler stitches than the one before. And in all that, the little plastic Necchi is the one I remember and love the most.

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