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Date: 6/2/12 1:53 AM

I thought I saw this topic before, but can't seem to find it when doing a search.

Do you name your SMs and other machines? If so, what are their names?

And how did you decide what to name them? This seems like kind of a silly topic, but also kinda fun.

Now that I'm going to have 3 SMs, a serger and a coverstitch machine (which I pick up tomorrow - YEA!), I kinda feel like my little herd should have names to differentiate besides just their models.

What do you think??? Am I

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Date: 6/2/12 2:42 AM

My treadle is named Mike. The serger and Kenmore are unnamed. My grandmother's machine I don't sew on is named BiGUM (Big Green Ugly Machine).

The names kinda fit. My treadle is an grouchy old thing, and with the use it's had seemed masculine. It ain't pretty, but it works hard. BiGUM...it's a big green ugly machine, I just shortened it.

I also have a 201 that needs work named Hank since I once dropped it and it took a hank of skin out of my shin.

Around here, there's Mike, the serger and the other one.

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Date: 6/2/12 3:25 AM

I've never been interested in naming machinery (sewing machines, cars, boats, whatever) but I love seeing the names that the rest of you come up with, and the reasons behind them.
Elaina, I imagine your granny's green treadle speaking with a Yorkshire accent. Eeh, by gum, a treadle fer tha

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Date: 6/2/12 9:58 AM

Singer 201 = Margaret

Singer 15-91 = Betty

Singer 503 = Bud

Singer 221 = Kathy



Get it?

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Date: 6/2/12 10:04 AM

I only have 1 sm - and I always refer to it as my Magic Maker and, he's definitely a him.

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Date: 6/2/12 10:33 AM

Father Knows Best?

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Date: 6/2/12 10:38 AM

I guess I could name my serger "Jim", but somehow it just doesn't have a persona to me like my other machines. So we'll see who/what "Jim" turns out to be!

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Date: 6/2/12 11:01 AM

I named my SM Lina...I just started sewing, and my late grandma was a fabulous seamstress. Lina was what she named her pickup truck, so the name just reminds me of my grandma and keeps me inspired!

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Date: 6/2/12 11:12 AM

I love my machines. All of them. But no names....I call them: The Pfaff, The 8050, the Viking, etc. On bad days there are other names, and sometimes I do pat them lovingly.

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Date: 6/2/12 11:53 AM

I have three Brother machines and three brothers in real life so my machines are named Gary (embroidery machine -- he's a computer tech), Scott (serger -- he's a hard worker) and Darrell (coverstitch -- he is the baby and it was the last one to be named)

I also have six Singer machines and they are all named after popular singers.

1921 Singer 128 - Fanny for Fanny Brice
1938 Singer 15-88 treadle: Ellla for Ella Fitzgerald
1946 Singer 15-91: Judy for Judy Garland
1957 Singer 401 - Bing for Bing Crosby
1959 Singer 401 - Rosemary for Rosemary Clooney
1969 Singer 237 - Johnny for Johnny Cash

My other machines are not named.

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