Friday, August 21, 2020

A literal stitch in time

Sewing face masks is turning into a popular hobby, and for Darin and Giselle Williams of Arvada, Colorado, it was also a good opportunity to break out Giselle's great-grandmother's 1922 Singer Model 66 "Red Eye" treadle sewing machine. She asked her husband to restore it, and he did more. He full rehabilitated the machine, and then taught Gisselle how to use it.

Giselle had never sewn anything, but Darin's grandmother was a seamstress and taught him as a child how to sew. Now, the couple has sewn and distributed nearly 500 masks to first responders across the globe. He says, "In my wildest dreams, I would never have guessed that the time my grandmother sent with me on her Singer would come back to bear fruit...responding to a real need."

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