Inang and Her Amazing Sewing Machine

When I put out the call the sewing machine stories I wasn't sure I would get any back.  I was wrong, I've gotten several.  You still have time to send your story in and can click here to find how to do it.  I've really enjoyed learning not only about the machines but their owners as well.  Each vintage machine is so different and so are the stories that are being shared. This week's story comes from Inang's son, via a friend of his.  He shared a photo of his mother with her machine.  It truly illustrates just what a sewing machine can do to change lives.



Meet Inang

Inang's father bought her the machine in the picture in 1957, when she was 15 years old.  Her son wrote that she has sewn as long as he can remember on this same sewing machine.  What did she use that sewing machine for?  She used it to earn money for her own education.  She went on to have seven children of her own.  I'm sure she sewed many things for her kids on the sewing machine.  She continued to earn a living on the machine to ensure those seven children also got an education.  The machine has been hers for 58 years and she put eight people, including herself through school on it.  

Isn't that just an inspiring story?  Thank you to Inang and her son for allowing me to share the story and to her son's friend for sending me the story.  I can't wait to share more stories with you in the coming weeks.

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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

3 comments:

  1. What an inspiring story! It's always interesting to know the 'rest of the story', isn't it? Thank you for sharing.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  2. What an inspiring story! It's always interesting to know the 'rest of the story', isn't it? Thank you for sharing.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  3. What a beautiful story! That machine is priceless to that family, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing!

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