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Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Joanna liguz Dec 26, 2014.
I have a 1950 Featherweight (Singer 221), and it's my go-to sewing machine for piecing. Anyone else here have one of these little gems? More than one?A friend had hers painted:Is this cute? The…Continue
Tags: 221, Singer, Featherweight
By chance found this site this eve. Very exciting for me as my DH bought a vintage Singer with beautiful cabinet for me recently; paid $75. Is that a good price? It is a treadle; checked serial number on Singer website and found it was made in 1895 (I think). Other than learning to sew on my Mom's treadle 55 years ago, I know nothing about vintage machines. I don't know if this one is functional as it has no belt. It really looks pretty good; no crud nor even thick dust. Decals even look good. I hope to get it checked by someone who is experienced in vintage machines. Hope to learn how to care for it on this site. Sounds like some of you are experts to ask for advice.
Hello to all of you. I am so happy to find others are sewing machine addicted too. I am in an apartment so am down to 10 or so machines, but to see them abandoned by a curb or used as "boat anchors" was more than I could take. Around 10 years ago I started adopting some and getting them going. My dream would be to have a studio with all set up and working, each with its specific job.
by children include 2 newer singers, a 1940's Singer 201, a treadle 15-31(I can't remember exact number and she is folded up under something), a 66 in bentwood case with knee bar, a 247, a green 185, my pride and joy a 431G and 2 featherweights, one 1950's, one 1940's. There is also a White machine with alligator finish and beautiful chrome in a cabinet. They all have accessories and my closets are full of fabric. Only other machine lovers could understand, so that is why I joined this group.
I just got a new baby to add to the 11 I have. Not all are vintage but I now currently have a 15-91 in bentwood case, 2 301's 2 221's, a tredal and a knee pedal all singer. the others are not vintage. I can not wait to get the new 301 out and get the tension set and give it a whirl. The 301 are much harder to date than the 221's but I think it was one of the first 10,000 made in 1951. Either way I love it
Hi all. Today is my birthday and I'm hosting a Birthday Giveaway on my blog. http://southernbellessewcreative.blogspot.com/ Just leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win a personalized embroidery artwork to hang in your sewing area.
I was out shopping antique stores on Saturday and saw a bunch of machines for anywhere from $35 to 50 and some cabinet/machine combos for $135-250. Wish I had room - and an understanding husband. As it is, I have my new embroidery/sewing machine, long-arm with frame, a 50's Featherweight, my mom's vintage Singer 66-16, another vintage Singer with bentwood case and an Singer machine I "won" in the 80s. Am hoping for a small antique "toy" machine for Christmas...showed one to DH when antiquing. That's how I got my FW for Christmas last year :)
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