Isn’t she a beauty? This is definitely the oldest sewing machine I’ve ever used. According to its serial number, it is a Singer 99K, made in Clydebank, Scotland in 1955. I found it on Craigslist for free. Yes, free! I was lucky enough to be the second person to email the owner, and the first person didn’t follow through.


After a good oiling, cleaning, and a new belt (thank you honey!), she runs perfectly. (Don’t pay attention to how it is threaded, because it’s not right!) It came in a cabinet and is stinking heavy, but definitely beautiful at the same time. The first thing I made were these market bags that I cut out months and months ago (pattern found here).


Aren’t they cute? The green lining is nice and bright, and perfectly matches the little trees and leaves on the outside. The tutorial was extremely easy to follow, too. Perfect for taking home farmer’s market veggies!