For me they are Machines that Sew, not Sewing Machines.
Soon after I began making shoes I realized that I had to learn to sew leather.
The next question then was what type of machine.
As a result I have another hobby... Vintage sewing machines.
April 19, 2017
Singer 15-91 (1951)
Thru the great kindness of my cousin I was bequeathed this beautiful Centenial that was my Aunt's.
I doubt it has seen the light of day since Aunt Darlene passed in 1979.
It needed the whole "remove all the shiny bits" treatment, and came out pretty nice