I am a mother of two young children, working a full time job from home, and doing sewing machine repairs and restorations in between the free moments I have throughout my day. As much as I wish to be able to dedicate my time and effort entirely to sewing machines, I cannot.
Like so many vintage sewing machine enthusiasts, I want to save every old machine and bring it back to life in service; they don't make them like they used to, and anyone who has tried a quality vintage machine will tell you that this is true.
Let's be real, though; I don't think every American home will ever have a sewing machine for daily use again. The sad truth is that a lot of the sewing knowledge and skills of our elders has been lost to the ages, or is slowly disappearing from our culture. Our public schools generally don't teach home economics anymore, and our children are losing the chance to learn something which I consider to be a life skill.
I want to help folks bring back their skills, their interest, and the slower approach to sewing instead of fast fashion. Good tools really do contribute to these ideas, and a quality vintage (or even antique!) sewing machine will go a long way in this mission.