I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 63, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 25. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. I've recently started collecting Miniature Sewing Machines, three Essex , one Singer 20. one Singer 40 and a Vulcan Countess. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

Thursday, 16 October 2014


My Singer Featherweight 222K with my 1960's Handychest

I'm using it to store everything that goes with my FW

Lots of room for everything!

Love these little trays - the lid clips shut to hold everything inside!

It's great to have a place for everything!

My beautifully bound FW Manual fits nicely in one front tray

My zippered pouch that I use if I am taking my FW away from home,
I keep the few essentials in this like spare bobbins, screwdriver etc

We recently had house guests...... look what they bought me!   they do know me well ...   a Singer Handychest!   This one is from the 1960's so it goes beautifully with my Singer Featherweight 222K from 1957.

The chest had everything in it from the 1960's, including the full box of cotton reels still wrapped in their cellophane!  I've put all of the stuff away and I'm now using the Handychest for all the things that go with my Featherweight.  

Time to sew!

Cheers from Helen


  1. What a loveley present they have brought you, you are now super organised!! Have fun!

    1. Thanks Mandy! yes, it's a lovely addition to my vintage sewing machine collection :-)