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Mom’s Vintage White Sewing Machine



Vintage White 782 Sewing Machine
Vintage White 782 Sewing Machine

I am totally thrilled today.

My mom taught me to sew when I was a little kid. I learned on the White model 782 sewing machine pictured above.

Mom died unexpectedly in 1997. Our family kind of “fell apart” that day.

Since then, I’ve become more and more of an avid sewist. I’ve often wished I could find Mom’s old sewing machine.

After MANY years of searching, I FINALLY FOUND IT and it’s MINE now!!

Mom would’ve been happy that her machine went to me.

Shockingly, after at least 14 years of sitting unused in a dusty environment, and who knows how many years before Mom died, it STILL WORKS!

Now if this isn’t the Cadillac of sewing machines, I don’t know what is!

When I’m struggling with my fancy new sewing machine, cursing it, and remembering those days when a sewing machine just did the job without hassle, I have longed for this White Sewing Machine. They just don’t make them like they used to.

Now to clean it up and take it in for a thorough tune up . . .

White Model 782 Sewing Machine

White Model 782 Sewing Machine

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