Sunday, August 11, 2013

Little Genie 353

A Genie 353 found me today. There was no hesitation. I picked her right up!

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I gave her a bath and tested her out in the middle of the night early this morning. She did not disappoint. She didn’t need anything except the dirt wiped off.

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The cord stores nicely in the bottom of the slide cover. She did not come with any accessories or manual, but the manual is available free from Singer HERE.

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The cover ‘slides’ on from the left end, and snaps into the machine with two little tabs. You must make sure your presser foot lever is down first though, or you cannot get the cover on. The cover flips up to lock it into place…

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…and flips down to unlock.

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This is her right end. I love the ‘70’s flower power’ design.

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This is her backside with cover in place.

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This is her ’left of needle’ end.

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I also have a Genie 354 here.

♪Oh, Genie, I’m sew in love with you!♫


StitchinByTheLake said...

I've never seen one of these Michelle - does it sew as good as the Featherweight? blessings, marlene

Suzan said...

What a cute little machine! I would love to find one. Is it heavy?

Renea said...

You know how much I love this little machine. It is sew great you rescued her.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a cutie! I've only seen one before. It was in horrible shape, not salvageable at all.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

She is darling!

Moneik said...

Oh my! Thanks for showing that machine today. It was the first machine I learned to sew on. My mom bought it when she graduated from high school and used it to take tailoring classes in college. I'll never forget that machine or learning to sew on it. Thanks for the memories.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Super cutie Genie, what a great find!

Tammy said...

Hi Michelle, I love your Singer Genie, she is gorgeous! Sew glad you saved her.

UrbanRecyclist said...

Oh what a coincidence! I, too, found my Genie 353 exactly 24 hrs. before yours found you, and was giving her a spa treatment in the middle of the night/early morning. Mine didn't come with anything either but the case, and unlike yours mine was dirty, dusty! But after a cleanup and oiling, she sews beautifully. I'm quite impressed with it. I love the simplicity of the machine, too. This is definitely going to be one of my to-go, travel, machines. Thank you for the manual resource! I didn't even think to look at the Singer site! Score!

Jeanna said...

What an adorable machine! You have the magic touch!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

love my Genie 1974 high school graduation present that went right off to college with me and I used it to make everything til I got my Bernina 10 years cost $99 as I remember

I keep my packed for sewing classes and always look forward to getting to sew on it again!!!

GREAT find !!!!

Anonymous said...

All these old machines you find are so neat! What do you do with them? I am afraid if I let myself, I would buy old machines all the time and then not have a clue what to do!


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