What could be better than a machine that can be used anywhere, doesn't used any electricity and cost £3?! Meet my lovely 1950s 99k Singer sewing machine, as found in the local tip last summer. This is such a nice machine to use, and is really practical, even though it only does straight stitch! I spent about £10 to get it working as a few bits were missing, and spent a bit of time sanding and re-varnishing the case, but other than that it was good to go with a little bit of oil. Here it is modifying a t-shirt for the boyfriend.
I'm pretty sure it helps the arm muscles too : )