Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Look who came out to play today!

This was my maternal Grammy's machine - a Singer 301W. My Mom learned how to sew on this machine and last year I had her give it a whirl and try and show me how to thread it, the bobbin and adjust the tension. It had not been used for decades before that. I have some of the owners manual but have since downloaded the whole booklet so I have it. Today I added some oil - dusted it out a bit as it has been stored in the cabinet for over a year without seeing the light of day. I figured out how to put the bobbin case back in after some oil and threaded it up. Why did I wait so long - the tension on it is good and I love the sound of it clicking along. I am just sewing some of my purple bits into my long strip right now. I need to play and figure out a proper seam allowance and then maybe I'll have to come up with a special project for this machine.

I think I'll grab some squares and figure out that 1/4 inch seam allowance and keep playing.

7 comments:

  1. Oh that makes me happy to see you having some vintage sewing fun! What a beauty! Enjoy!

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  2. Yay! Another quilter gets bitten by the vintage machine bug! Be careful - another one will follow you home soon!

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  3. i have one of these that I want to sell--I am not into old machines, plus a Singer feathereight, an old white and a Pfafff Variamatic...thninking i may do a Spring yard sale....hugs, Julierose

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  4. They don't make them like that any more!

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  5. Those old machine will sew forever! Unlike some of these new machines made with plastic parts.

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  6. Nice machine! It is nice to see those old machines being used. Have fun!
    -Kristie

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  7. I sure wish I had kept my mom's old Singer. She got it (new?) in 1945 when she and my dad married. She handed it down to me ... but when I was younger and oh so very foolish, I had the notion that newer would certainly be better than older and got rid of it. Oh, the shame of it all. :-(

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