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Hi from Nottingham

TomDrew

Hi from Nottingham
« on: February 22, 2021, 21:05:02 PM »
Hello

Tom Drew from Nottingham, very new to sewing but want I am interested in making some things for my adventures out with my little boy. This lead me to researching machines and falling into the rabbit hole that is vintage machines! Not helped by the fact I've always been mechanically minded and love tinkering I can sense this is a dangerous place to be!!! Long and short of it is I'm now the proud owner of a Singer 201k MK2! Already eyeing up older hand crank machines for no other reason than I like the look of them and could do them up to look and work beautifully.

So yes that's me really. Going to learn to sew stuff, probably simple stuff like bags and covers and things like that, but who knows where it could lead.
In the stable:
'Belle' - 1958 Singer 201k mk2
'The Beast' - 2010's Global OV 616-330 (Industrial Overlocker)

Kenora

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 21:09:35 PM »
A warm welcome to TSP - looking forward to seeing what you make. :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Surest1tch

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 22:13:04 PM »
Hi welcome @TomDrew, you're so right, this is a very dangerous place  :laughing:. We have been called "enablers" several times you'll also find a lot of us who love the vintage machines will definitely be pointing you in the direction of our favourites  :thumbsup:.

fajita

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 22:54:21 PM »
Welcome @TomDrew  :drink:

Greybird

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 22:59:12 PM »
Hello and welcome!

Lachica

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 23:23:38 PM »
Welcome, and looking forward to seeing what you make.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Ohsewsimple

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 11:33:13 AM »
Welcome.  Just the one machine? :laughing:  Won’t be long.......

TomDrew

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 19:07:24 PM »
Welcome.  Just the one machine? :laughing:  Won’t be long.......

It's already happened!! Though not quite how I was expecting it. I've acquired an industrial overlocker... I have absolutely no idea what to do with that! :scream:
In the stable:
'Belle' - 1958 Singer 201k mk2
'The Beast' - 2010's Global OV 616-330 (Industrial Overlocker)

nototie

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 19:57:05 PM »
Welcome and hello!

Lilian

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 19:59:21 PM »
Hi and welcome from me too @TomDrew  :drink: :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

charley

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 20:05:02 PM »
Hello and welcome from me too.

Silver Rose

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2021, 06:33:41 AM »
 Hello and welcome @TomDrew   you have made a good start already with your two machines.
Still learning

b15erk

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2021, 13:21:59 PM »
Hello there @TomDrew !  A big welcome from me too!  :drink: :cake:

Look forward to seeing some of your projects.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

TomDrew

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 13:36:40 PM »
Thank @b15erk, I saw a 611g on offer near me. Only had the zip foot & straight stitch foot and only arrowhead cam number one so wasn't sure if it was worth it. I believe you like your's a lot don't you?
In the stable:
'Belle' - 1958 Singer 201k mk2
'The Beast' - 2010's Global OV 616-330 (Industrial Overlocker)

b15erk

Re: Hi from Nottingham
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 13:45:58 PM »
@TomDrew , yes, it's a lovely machine, and it makes beautiful buttonholes with the buttonhole attachment.

Mine was only doing a straight stitch when I bought it, but I did manage to fix it myself.  I was lucky, because for £20, mine had the plates, and the chain stitch adapter as well.  I use it on a daily basis.

£20 well spent!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.