Friday, November 25, 2016

Featherweight Skill Series - Fashion Aids Kit

You never know what you'll find in an antique shop. There's a favorite one we peruse through 3-4 times a year. It's only about 45 minutes from our house so it's a nice day out. A couple of summers ago, I was hot on the trail for anything with the Singer name on it. I had 2 beautiful Featherweights by then and loved finding foot and accessories for them. If you've read this far, think you know what I mean!

Off we go to the shop on a bright summer morning. We went through the first floor. We went through the second floor. The place is messy. There's an area where things are brought in but not priced yet. Those things are piled in toppling mounds on the tables and floor. It calls you to explore, which is fine with the owner. She'll not say no to a sale opportunity!

I saw a funny looking box in the middle of a stack of random items. The handle was gone. It reminded me of our 1957 portable record player and my curiosity got the best of me. I carefully pulled it out Of the pile, taking care that nothing else fell to the floor.

I couldn't believe what I saw inside when I opened that box! 

Could it really be full of sewing accessories? It was! It really was! I found out that this was the Fashion Aids kit that you could buy for your Singer sewing machine. 

The original owner tweaked the inventory sheet but I tried to put some of the original pieces back in it as I found them. 

Here's the goodies I have in it:
A fabric bag with feet.

Top row: Blind stitch braider (in the Baggie) and Edge stitcher
Bottom row: Left & right corder, Gatherer, and Gauge pressure foot


Hand pinker

Quilter, a cute screwdriver, and a Threader/Ripper

Hemstitcher (plate is not for a 221 so I cannot use it)

Material gripper

Singercraft guide

This was one of my best discoveries, hands down. I'm glad I took the time to look at the mysterious box! I think they wanted $120 but after dickering I paid $95 for the whole kit. As I have time, I'll do posts for each accessory. Do you have any of these items? Please share your pictures and projects with our group!

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