A stitch in time
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
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