I’ve recently been trolling Craigslist for vintage sewing machines, I just can’t seem to stop myself. However, I haven’t tried to buy every single one of them, I just pull up the advertisement over and over, trying to decide if I really want to make the trip to someone’s home, test the machine and plunk down the cash.
I’ve missed out on a couple of them, the most recent was an ad that I’d missed completely, for a Singer 201-2. I’ve only recently come to know that these are wonderful machines, although I’ve never sewn on one myself. Now, I want one! So, when I saw this advertisement there was no hesitation. I called immediately and left a message. I followed up with another phone call the next day, but the machine had been sold the day before. Drat!