This week I'm going to introduce you to two new sewing machines I purchased from Craigslist. My sister wanted to learn how to sew but did not have a machine. Of course, being the good sister that I am, I just had to help her out by getting her a machine of her very own. The first the first one I purchased was a green colored machine made by White. It came in a suitcase like carrying case and was perfectly operational. It's only needed to be cleaned up and the foot pedal wiring recovered with shrink tubing as it there were a few spots that were a bit worn.
It turns out my sister is very finicky about color and really does not like the color green (I found this out AFTER buying the machine). Fortunately, I only spent $25 dollars on the green one. Now I was on the hunt for a blue machine, since that is her favorite color. I was quite fortunate to find one that same day and it also was made by White. The blue lady also worked wonderfully and had a zig-zag function. After a bit of cleaning up and a fresh bobbin tire, she was as good as new.
So, at the end of this little adventure, my sister and I both had a sewing machine - mine green and hers blue. Not bad for Saturday afternoon, don't you think? Here are some pictures of our new acquisitions for you to enjoy.