Or at least I took myself through a crash course of sewing, with the 1956 Singer manual I pulled up online leading me delicately through each step. I'm now convinced we modern-day Americans have it easy with gadgets that practically work themselves...and are much more user-friendly than the antiquity of a sewing machine I now call my own.
My great aunt was probably charmed into buying her 1956 Singer 99K by a commercial like this one:
And I inherited it!
So of course, I had to dream up a project. I had to put my Singer to use before I "lost my ever-loving mind."
Stay tuned for what I made :)