ShoeStories by Claudia Lynch

Sewing Machine Shoe

She was still great looking.


She probably didn't have a stitch on beneath that Victorian getup of hers, but it was a chance I was more than willing to take. You couldn't exactly call her a featherweight, but she still had all her original parts (most of them, anyway). I had to assume she'd be high maintenance; the good ones always were.



Sewing Machine Shoe
Gicleé print, signed & matted — $75

Every shoe tells a story — This is hands-down my pride and joy. I almost cannot picture a sewing machine that's not a shoe anymore; it just seems so natural. I have an old Singer Featherweight (it's a smaller-than-usual machine, but not a toy, it's very heavy-duty) that I patterned this after. I'd love to work with a metalsmith to create this in real life. Wouldn't it be a blast to start sewing with a shoe?


I created three sewing-related shoes to commemorate my 10-year anniversary as illustrator for the American Sewing Guild.


HINT: Great gift for the person who made your prom dress, patched your favorite jeans and whipped up costumes for Hallowe'en. I'm talking Mother's Day, of course!

"I'm proud to be represented in more downstairs powder rooms than any other living artist!"  — Claudia Lynch

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