Meet Libby

Meet Libby

This is Libby. I’m a sucker for anything “Statue of Liberty”! She has a statue of Liberty decal on her base and her motor. Libby is a Free-Westinghouse, made in Japan sewing machine from the late 1950’s. She sews a straight & a zigzag stitch. Free doesn’t mean she was free, Mr. Free made sewing machines. She has been thoroughly clean and re-wired and now purrs like a kitten.

Libby’s case arrived a bit smashed. It is made of wood, so I decided to try to mend it (what did I have to loses). I reinforced the broken corner using drywall tape and proceeded to decoupage her. I have never decoupaged anything before, but I think I did ok, and now the case has been reborn.

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4 thoughts on “Meet Libby

  1. Amy

    I recently purchased and oiled a Free-Westinghouse similar to this one. It doesn’t have the top part of the case and I also don’t know how to thread it. Would you show me some more photos of the top part of the case so I can get an idea of what a replacement might look like. And also -most importantly – would you take close ups of how you thread it so I can try to imitate? Thank you so much.

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