Thursday, September 8, 2011

SINGER SLANT NOSE 404 SEWING MACHINE

Today it's a Singer 404
This is similar to my singer 500 series which I've shown before on the Pooh.
I picked this one up to resell as I have too many machines as is.   
Super easy bobbin changing as compared to the Singer 15-91.
Even simple diagrams built into the machine to help you thread it.
It still could use a good cleaning.  I just reworked the motor, greased it up and gave the machine some much needed oil.
they call these machines "Slant Nose"  I guess from the above photo you can tell why.
When you can find an all steel Singer sewing machine that looks like it might work... get it.  You'd be surprised all the things you can do with one.   They're Vintage Gear for Guys!   


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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

HAND MADE LEATHER CARD CASE

So Today, I made my first "Card Holder"
5-6 oz vegetable tanned Leather, Flax thread, and copper rivets.
This is the first one I've made this way, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
It should age pretty nice too.
Has kind of a "face" to it... like an elephant.
Inside you store a couple of credit cards and some cash and the whole thing fits in your pocket.
The leather had a "3333" stamped on it and, although not planned it kind of adds to it's charm.
Close up of the stitching and hand set rivets.   I'm really excited about making a few more of these.  I'm sure I'll change them up as I go, but thought I'd share this one.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.