Over the years Singer have manufactured some memorable products, like the original featherweight, 201k and the first swing-needle machine which helped many a student and fashion enthusiast customise their clothing and home furnishings.Today many of the vintage models are collectors items and very much sort after.Now open the slide plate and look at the Bobbin Case.
So, she straight stitches and zig-zags and does multiple other stitches with perfect tension, she can do automatic buttonholes and ruffle just by pressing the pedal. Seriously, between my mom and I we own 5 of these older Singer machines (the 300 and 400 series machines were also great, these were made in the 1940s and 1950s).
Singer sewing machines have the history, we have the knowledge.
It is impossible to compare Singer machines from the past to modern machines we offer today. Quality, Reliability and from our older team members, the Singer sewing machine has become even better value.
We can’t help but compulsively buy them when we see them, saying they’re for “spare parts”.
But who needs spares when the originals don’t wear out? We need them to believe the spare parts argument in order to feed our vintage machine addiction).
Below is a simple procedure to help you identify your old cast metal Singer Sewing machines manufactured prior to 1960.