My buddy Paul Hayes aka ‘The Fenman’ from Needlebar, gave us this awesome and Life is a soup and I’m a fork shirt. Equal parts of linseed oil, vinegar, and mineral spirits. Very interesting. My son has a reasonable collection of singers and other vintage sewing machines. I know, I love how the serial number even shows, not to mention my leather armchairs in the background. Want to know the approx age of the machine and what is it like to use.
Life is a soup and I’m a fork shirt, hoodie, sweater and v-neck t-shirt
Best Life is a soup and I’m a fork shirt
This is David Donatien’s machine, a Life is a soup and I’m a fork shirt or model 28, which he inherited from his aunt and has been in his family for several generations. Awesome that it’s been kept in the family (hopefully cherished) this whole time! I learned how to sew on one like this (don’t remember the model or brand…) and I loved it!
I managed to get a few stitches with her, I can see why they weren’t very successful. If you give it a good clean and use a good needle you may find you get good results they should be oiled cleaned on a regular basis otherwise they don’t give you what you expect. I’ve heard that they don’t sew well but mine hasn’t cooperated in my attempts to sew. They are interesting – for the weird design and the pretty decal. The way they open and fold down is cool. Mine the paint is chipping along the folding parts.