A stitch in time

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IWAS in­ter­ested to read of Mrs Will­mott’s son’s use of her sewing ma­chine (Let­ters, Fe­bru­ary 22), but I be­lieve that my ma­chine trumps hers. When I was mar­ried in 1982, I was given an elec­tric Singer.

My hus­band bought a third-hand Laverda com­bine har­vester, but the chaff skirt needed re­plac­ing. We couldn’t af­ford a new one, so I bought a length of black PVC. My hus­band climbed onto the kitchen table and fed the metal sup­port­ing bracket through the ma­chine, while I used the foot ped­als and sewed the ma­te­rial onto it. We fit­ted the skirt onto the com­bine and it was still in place when we sold it 20 years later.

The sewing ma­chine has sewed many miles of gar­ments since and is still in reg­u­lar use to­day. Sally Machin, Not­ting­hamshire

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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