I’m in love and I think my Bernina has noticed! Meet Betsy, my beautiful celery green Singer Featherweight. She was born in 1964.
I have been dreaming of a Featherweight for almost a year and my wonderful MIL and family gifted me one for Christmas. I have been getting to know her over the last two weeks while my Bernina is in the shop for a tune up.
Betsy needed a bag since the handle on her original train case is missing, so I set out to make her one. I found Crafty Hipster’s tutorial and modified it to suit my needs. I used her to make it and I was impressed that she handled the layers and layers of fabric with no trouble.
I changed the handles, added exterior pockets and lined the exterior and interior fabrics with heavy interfacing. Additionally, I added flaps with magnets to keep the dust off of her.
My featherweight sews beautifully and I am happy to have a second machine to take to sewing days and retreats. It’s also a bonus to not have to constantly rethread the Bernina to use a different color thread!