This week has flown by with very little sewing. I'm busy, busy, busy but getting very little accomplished. You ever have those weeks? In between my running around chasing my tail, shopping and chores I ran across an old picture of me and my brother. Look at Greg's hair. Wonder why mom gave him an old man comb over? A sign of things to come? He was almost bald on top by the age of 30. At around 40 he shaved his head completely bald.
During the Momma and me thrift shopping this week.... Looky what I found for $5. A 1963 Sunbeam Iron. Works like like new. All original parts. This one is a little smaller than the other two you see in the background. And it doesn't have steam which is great. Sometimes those steam holes flip the edges of my fabric when pressing. I never use steam anyway.
I love the name....IRONMASTER
The plate has seen better days. Looks like someone tried to iron the wrinkles out of a gravel pit. To be over 50 yrs old she looks pretty good. And I tell you what, once you use one of these old irons you'll never buy a new one again. You don't need steam because she's hotter than the devils pitchfork! When I first starting using vintage irons I scorched a few things. But with every mishap you learn something new. Did you know peroxide will take out scorching marks? Here a great tip page I found for removing scorching from fabric.
Do you have or use vintage sewing tools and notions? I use irons and collect anything that's old and sewing related. This is one of my new to me favorites. The graphics on the packaging are too cute. It's not in real good shape and some pieces are missing. My SIL found it when cleaning out her dads house.
I love this sales pitch on the packaging.
Things sure have changed fast in the last 50 years. Some for the better and some for the worse.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It