I sew on an old sixties era Elna that I purchased second hand when I was in college. With the exception of a recurrent bobbin thread tangling problem that is probably more due to my lack of skill than anything else, it has served me well.
Pretty retro, eh? Do you like the reminders my mom wrote on the machine for me? Thanks mom!
Here is the finished soaker.I think it came out pretty well. Especially considering my sewing projects usually involve hemming cuffs inside out or sewing leg openings together.