SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Machines > Does the Grinch use a Singer? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Does the Grinch use a Singer?
reetsi
reetsi
Beginner
Member since 4/21/12
Posts: 72
Send Message

      
thumbsup 6 members like this.



Date: 12/26/13 2:40 PM

While watching the cartoon version of the Grinch last night, my sweetie said, "Hey, that looks like your sewing machine!" It does look remarkably like my Singer 201. Old Singer owners out there, what do you think?

Is this the Grinch and a Singer

grinch and a singer
-- Edited on 12/26/13 3:16 PM --
-- Edited on 12/26/13 3:18 PM --

RipStitcher
star
RipStitcher
Advanced
Member since 5/28/12
Posts: 2863
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 12/26/13 3:11 PM

I say "yes".

------
Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Neglected personal blog is here: www.RipStitcher.com
Share pics on Instagram: RipStitcher

Tool junkie at heart!

Bernina 880 Sterling Edition & Bernina 550qe

Next up:
Babylock Sashiko
Babylock serger
& a new-new Sewmobile - see my last #sewmobile in Instagram

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3743
Send Message

      



In reply to reetsi <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 12/26/13 3:21 PM

The dog treadling is cute and a good idea, but the artist must not really sew at all , because they left out a very important item, which would be way for the machine to even move and turn, since no belt and the rest of the treadle mechanism is missing in that sketch. But since it's a cartoon, I think the "idea" is all that counts.

Sewandwrite
star
Sewandwrite  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Maryland USA
Member since 5/16/08
Posts: 909
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 12/26/13 4:20 PM

I really appreciate that the Grinch is facing the sewing machine from the correct side and is guiding the fabric in a more-or-less appropriate way under the needle. That's not the case in some cartoons or films.

The cartoonists had apparently were familiar the use of sewing machines and had seen someone use a treadle -- though eliminated, ignored, or were ignorant about the belt/treadle mechanism.

AnneM
starstar
AnneM  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Member since 7/30/02
Posts: 7144
Contest Committee
Send Message

      
thumbsup 4 members like this.



Date: 12/26/13 4:30 PM

I just love how the Grinch cuts out his fabric from the curtain - right over a fold in the fabric, no seam allowance. It is really cute. (I watched this Christmas Eve.)

------
With a great wardrobe that's still in the flat-fabric stage.

RipStitcher
star
RipStitcher
Advanced
Member since 5/28/12
Posts: 2863
Send Message

      



In reply to Sewandwrite <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 12/26/13 4:41 PM

Quote: Sewandwrite
I really appreciate that the Grinch is facing the sewing machine from the correct side ....


The artist had a 50/50 chance of getting that right.

------
Video of how the Bionic Gear Bag works is here: www.BionicGearBag.com
Neglected personal blog is here: www.RipStitcher.com
Share pics on Instagram: RipStitcher

Tool junkie at heart!

Bernina 880 Sterling Edition & Bernina 550qe

Next up:
Babylock Sashiko
Babylock serger
& a new-new Sewmobile - see my last #sewmobile in Instagram

clotheshorse
star
clotheshorse  Friend of PR
Intermediate
British Columbia CANADA
Member since 3/24/10
Posts: 781
Send Message

      



In reply to AnneM <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 12/26/13 7:54 PM

That's my favourite part too! I hardly ever use my scissors anymore, I use my rotary cutter, but when I do I always think of that scene for some reason (I'm weird)

------
Viking D1, 1+, Pfaff 7570, Singer 503 Rocketeer, 66, 15-91, 301, Featherweight 6 Flock, Babylock Enlighten & CS and Pfaff Creative Performance

Miss Fairchild
starstarstarstar
Miss Fairchild
Advanced
USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 12/26/13 9:19 PM

I think the treadle and belt mechanism might have not shown up as a mechanism if they included it. As it is, I agree that it's a Singer "70's Retro Flower" model.
-- Edited on 12/26/13 9:20 PM --

------
"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

SEE MY ETSY SHOP HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AuntMaymesAttic
My blog: http://auntmaymesattic.wordpress.com/

SandiMacD
star
SandiMacD  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Florida USA
Member since 2/8/09
Posts: 2564
Send Message

      



Date: 12/27/13 5:38 AM

We watch it every year on Christmsa Eve. I smiled all the way through making the costumes thinking- if only that easy! The creative side of me never noticed the missing parts- cartoons back then left much to the imagination.

------
sewing brings joy and meaning to my life...

ASiverson
star
ASiverson  Friend of PR
Intermediate
New York USA
Member since 5/31/11
Posts: 503
Send Message

      



Date: 12/27/13 8:33 AM

I love the Grinch and watch every year. And this scene is priceless! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Health New Year everyone!

------
Annette

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> Does the Grinch use a Singer?

Merchants on PR

Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover


Made In Australia
Deals!

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Register

Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Register

SewBaby Casserole Carrier Pattern

SewBaby Casserole Carrier Pattern

Buy Now
Sew Liberated Clara Dress Pattern

Sew Liberated Clara Dress Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.