So I do actually have some sewing done; I’ve only got the bottom hem left on B5644, but I ran out of matching thread. What I do have is an accidental vintage machine acquisition. I’d heard good things about vintage machines, but right now the budget had no room for anything like that. Also I haven’t had anything yet that my Brother just couldn’t handle. But there was a definite draw. So when I saw on Swap.com someone in Madison that was just giving away a 70’s Kenmore, no strings attached, you know I was all over it.
|My new (old) Kenmore 1227|
It even came with the original manuals, and two additional feet.
I've tried sewing on it for a bit, and the stitches form just fine. But the darn thing is so loud! I can't tell if it's just the way it is or if it is grinding; a bit more investigation is needed. If nothing else, it's pretty to look at. Has anyone else had experience with this series of machines?