From Every Angle

Another find in the eaves cupboard, which I realised I haven’t posted yet – shown here from a few angles/perspectives. These images are converted from RAW, but nothing else done as I have no time:

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How wonderful is that? A precision instrument from, I suspect, the 1940s that had been in that cupboard for at least 30 years by my reckoning, still with it’s bobbin on, and the needle threaded. Oh, and before you ask, I can’t sew!!

You can see more From every Angle here.


  1. This is similar to the one I learnt to sew on it now sits in our front porch, still works but has been replaced a few times over the years. 🙂

  2. These are gorgeous images Sue of a beautiful old subject! So nicely done 😃

  3. Wonderful machines. Love the second image particularly Sue!

  4. My Mum had an identical machine. A snapshot of my youth.
    I love the middle photo. It’s like a modern advertising shot.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Sue

      My mum had one too, but I let my sister have that as she will use it…so I was so pleased to find this one that I could have as a photographic prop!! I think many of our mothers had these machines. As you say, a snapshot of our youth 🙂

  5. My mom had one just like this. She made all our clothes on it, reupholstered the settees and made the curtains. Thanks for the memories, Sue. 😀

    • Sue

      My pleasure! One of the last things my mother made on her Singer was a pair of curtains about a decade or so ago – I still have those. She was getting on in years, but still managed.

  6. Simple, every day objects used to be made so beautifully.


  7. It is beautiful Sue. I wonder what the last item of clothing was that the machine sewed?

  8. remined my grandmother’s machine… so beautiful dear Sue, Thank you, love, nia

  9. This is such a beautiful piece of machinery, beautifully presented. I love the fact that it still has the cotton threaded – this means I could use it. Threading is always my biggest challenge. It reminded me of Saturday afternoons with my beloved aunts, swathes of their material, meticulously pinned and machined, spread all over the living room table. Last time I saw one of these was in a house where it was a feature piece of furniture (along with a table top suspended from the ceiling). I love that detail: my current machine is in fact a computer, and is so bland. I’m so glad you found time to photograph and share. Hope the preparation for moving is going smoothly. At least you’ve had pleasures on the way.

    • Sue

      I’ve had pleasures on the way, indeed – I love unexpected finds (well, good ones at any rate!). Most importantly, tons of support from friends – yesterday I had a day by day plan drawn up until the move, which has distressed me a lot. 😀

  10. These are gorgeous Sue and the machine itself is fabulous! I have a slightly older one – a junk shop find of my Mum’s – but it’s a bit battered – still a great prop though! 🙂

  11. Great shots – loved these.

  12. My mother used to have one like that in its own carry case. I used it and even gave it to my daughter! Long since gone, but what a machine and how beautifully crafted not like the plastic ones of today. I wonder who was the last to use it and what for?

  13. It seems to be a thread! through all our youth, especially us ladies of a certain age! That our Mothers made all our childhood clothes on the good old Singer. Thanks for the memory Sue…

  14. I love these old sewing machines, great choice for this week’s challenge!

  15. I love your close ups. I also learnt to sew on an old Singer rather like this – wish I still had it. There’s a place near here with a collection of old machines that I posted on a couple of years ago,

  16. I remember using this type of sewing machine when in I was in highschool 🙂 I went to all girls school and one of our extra study was learning how to sew using old machines! I remember in the end I used my mother’s modern sewing machine 😀 Beautiful images that you captured Sue, thank you for bring back my high school memory 🙂

  17. you have made these images so romantic and nostalgic!!

  18. Beautiful engineering, design and images. Love, love, love this collection SJ

  19. Those Singer machine are just like a piece of art. And you captured this one beautifully in these images.

  20. I absolutely love the second image! So many treasures you’ve found! Wonderful!

    • Sue

      I was pleased with that image, my favourite of the three! Moving is stressful, but I had a ball with all the discoveries from the past!

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