Who would have thought that Singer Sewing
Machines aren’t just for sewing!
I inherited a Singer sewing machine from my grandmother last year, and guess what? I haven’t done anything with it yet. The beautiful antique that used to be a fixture in my grandmother’s home now sits there collecting dust. Such a quality machine with so much use deserves more, much more.
A bit of History
In the 1700s, Englishman Thomas Saint receives the first patent for a leather sewing machine, but with little success on how to create them. In 1850, Isaac Singer used the patents of Elias Howe, the inventor of the first lockstitch in the world in 1846, to mass-produce the first practical sewing machines for households.
As they became widely available, sewing machines were in every home, almost. They would be passed down from generation to generation until one of them ended up in my garage collecting dust.
6 Ways to Unlock Your Sewing Machines True Potential
Create a Vintage Table
Repurposing your sewing machine as a table is a great and easy way to bring it back to life! You can make a trendy nightstand, patio table, plant stand, and so much more that will catch the eyes of your guests. Easily replace the top of the sewing machine with a nice slab of wood that has been stained and finished. Voilá – you have a new, vintage table!
A Trendy Mini Bar
What could be better than adding a vintage mini bar to your house! The Singer Sewing Machine is the perfect size to be repurposed and used as a place to store your nice wine and liquor. Decorate it in any way needed to match the atmosphere of the room! It’ll be a hit at your next dinner party!
A lot of repurposing ideas take away from the original design, but not with this method! Keep everything intact and turn the sewing machine into a dresser. By removing the machine, covering the opening with a tray or countertop, and adding a fresh coat of paint, you will have a quaint little dresser for your room!
You probably never imagined that your grandmother’s sewing machine could become a chair, but it can! The intricately designed sides are perfect for the frame of a seat, and it only takes a few simple steps to create something stunning. The repurposed machine would be a charming, decorative piece even if you don’t plan on sitting in it.
Create a Bathroom Vanity
Does your bathroom need a new look? Well, a fun, unique idea for your sewing machine is to turn it into a bathroom vanity. You might be thinking that sounds difficult, but it’s not! Take the same steps to create a table but cut a hole in the new countertop, add a sink, and attach the plumbing. Now you are ready to wash your hands at your new vanity!
Don’t throw away those attached cabinets because they make lovely drawers and organizers! The options for this are endless. Use them as spice racks in the kitchen, a quaint jewelry organizer, or a decorative piece to style your home. You can’t go wrong with this repurposing idea.
If you really want to stand out, convert your sewing machine into a stovetop. Yes – a stovetop! Each time you boil a kettle of water, you’ll be delighted at how functional your repurposed sewing machine is.
This Will Make You Want to Absolutely Try This
When it comes to repurposing your vintage Singer Sewing Machine, the possibilities are limitless! The machine does not have to sit in your house collecting dust when you can turn it into something functional and charming.