Monday, March 29, 2010

A Hand Crank Conversion for Alyssa

I promised I would post pics of a sewing machine conversion from motorized to hand crank for my 7 year-old daughter, Alyssa.  Alyssa LOVES to sew on a hand crank and I promised she could have her own!

I featured this sewing machine that was destined for 'removal' and became my junk find; February 16, 2010, "I'm A Junk Gypsy".

I ordered the parts to convert this machine from Stitches in Time; and I completed the conversion today!

I just need to purchase a lid for her machine.  The base was another junk find of mine!

Alyssa is one happy girl!  I gotta get a project this weekend for us both to do on our 'own' hand cranks!



Char said...

Wow that's wonderful. I've been wishing my daughter would show a little interest in sewing. Sadly she's 17 and still not interested.

PatchworkRose said...

Hope Alyssa has many hours of fun.
Way to go :-)
Have a great weekend

Deborah said...

How do you use a handcrank? Isn't it tough to sew with only one hand? I'm always thinking I could use an extra hand as it is.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

That's insanely awesome... you better have a good time!!

xo Steph