Adopted a Singer 457 circa 1968 (that makes it as old as me ) last night. I quickly realized, as I started to fool around with it, that I know NOTHING about sewing and/or machines!
My wife was mortified that she remembered as much of Home Ec in high school as she did. With her help, I actually threaded the machine (I never knew there was a 2nd line underneath) and sewed two t-shirts together (lmao) as practice. Much progress was made!
Now, can any of you DIY masters direct or provide me with instructions on different stitches, needle sizes, etc that are used for making gear? I think my stitch options might be limited to the 2 on the machine, but I'm sure they will work.