Thursday, March 3, 2016

My New Toy - Singer Deluxe Monogrammer

There is nothing that relieves the stresses of hectic everyday life like a little time out to play with my sewing toys.  For some reason I decided I must get a Singer Deluxe Monogrammer.  Then I decided I must collect as many of the letter cams as possible.

Then, of course, I had to justify buying these new toys by using them on a project.  :)

I will preface this by saying that I am using the monogrammer on my "new" old Singer 503.  And by that I mean that I bought a second 503 on CL for $20 and it was beat up and shabby but actually sewed better than my shiny, perfect 503.  I have a post about those machines HERE.

So I bought this attachment on eBay along with all the letter cams I could find.  Usually the attachments listed come with the three letters that the original user was given when they bought it back in the early 1970s, I guess.  So my fellow collectors will totally understand that I bought TWO of these attachments in order to get the different cams I wanted!

           And here it is attached to the machine, just like you'd attach the automatic buttonholer.

I bought a cheap denim jacket at Target, and my Rocketeer quickly stitched up a perfect monogram and flower motif.

If you zoom in on these, you can see just how perfect the stitching is.

Yes I know there are embroidery machines out there that  can download multiple fonts, all the letters and designs you want, and stitch them up with no attachments. But honestly, what is the fun in that?  :)

I also experimented with an old hand towel just to see how it would do.  The machine stitched this easily as well.  I'd probably choose a wider stitch next time (like the one I used on the jacket) so it would stand out more against the textured terry cloth.  But even so, how cool is this.