What’s in a name?
Why I chose My Grandmother’s Old Singer.
My grandmother’s generation was maybe one of the last that used knitting and sewing to clothe her family. Her skill fulfilled a necessary and mundane need. But her execution of it appeared effortless and perfect. My sister and I wore many matching dresses meticulously sewn by her. Dozens… maybe hundreds of babies were wrapped in her embroidered blankets. So many lives touched by craft and love.
I inherited her Singer sewing machine when she couldn’t see well enough to sew anymore. I own a newer machine now but there is something so familiar about the worn edges of that machine that created so much.
This not a sewing business. But it is deeply rooted in family and serving a community of individuals who need support and love. My grandmother was always expressing her love by crafting. Her house was filled with stacks of baby blankets, fabric, and yarn. The gifts she gave were not just a physical gift. They were gifts of her time. Each piece meant that she cared more than to simply purchase a gift for someone. I chose my grandmother’s sewing machine as this company’s namesake and mascot because is a physical object that represents that mindset. The machine that made hundreds of gifts is a symbol of the dedication and love I put into each piece. Products from My Grandmothers Old Singer are made with that intention. They are not mass produced. Every stitch is a measure of the time I spent on each individual piece.
Just the way my grandmother taught me.