It is hard to imagine that something from
over a hundred years ago can still be so efficient
(and according to me magnificent)!
And I have the great fortune to own two Singer treadle machines
and also an electric Singer Featherweight
This is my favorite treadle machine and
with proper maintenance she runs like a dream!
Her name is "Ol' Meg"
She is used most often and quite regularly!
I just love all the ornate details and character
This sewing box belonged to my Grandma's
older sister and came over from Germany with Mommy
it sure goes well with the old fashioned theme
This is the other Singer machine that was a gift
from a friend that wanted it out of her garage..
Her name is "Ruby" and
She works real well but is waiting to go live with
my daughter one day.
(if you look close along the top are pin gashes
that are from material wrapped around and used as a pincushion)
She has a round bobbin and
different shank attachments
her decals are just beautiful and her wood is
so lovely and ornate
This is my Singer Featherweight..
I received her as my own when I turned sixteen
Her name is "Sweetie" and she
was originally a gift to my Mom when she
came to America, from my Great Grandmother,
bought brand new
Mommy never used it for she preferred her
Pfaff treadle machine that she had brought
over from Germany
I always loved this machine and found it's
appearance superior to the newer "modern"
"flowery mod-fab" machines that were out in the sixties!
Many of my girlfriends liked to tease me about this
"Old Fashioned" sewing machine, but I didn't care I LOVED her!!
I personally think that antique and vintage
Singers are superior machines !!
This is another beauty; a powerful
Vintage Singer 99-31 machine
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My treadle is always ready and waiting to
sew anything that I want in a hurry
This is a band tension lever and the
leather band can be shortened
if is get slouchy
She is very easy to thread and set up too!
Ol' Meg has a "bullet" Bobbin
(here are three types of bobbins and cases for various machines)
Where the bobbin is wound
(an example of a different type of bullet bobbin and case)
The difference between Ruby and Meg's bobbins
A Singer hand crank pinker gets big jobs done fast!
There are many amazing attachments that are interchangeable
with the same "shank" type in which I am able to do with the
treadle and Featherweight it is great fun to find them in
thrift stores and yard sales and such, and learn how to use them!
Here are the ones that are for treadles
over a hundred years old
When collecting, one must be aware of the shank type
Walking foot used for quilting
a more modern Vintage Button holer (best used with the Featherweight)
Zigzagger and cams
The feed dogs must be covered when
using a bottonholer attachment
(This is an early bottonholer)
It attaches to the shank after the foot is removed
It also fun to collect Singer vintage
notions and gadgets
A Singer threader
Botton hole scissors
Chalk markers and a lock
Singer Craft guide
Mama Mousiekin is a Master
Couturier Seamstress and Tailor
and enjoys using her beautiful machines!!
Here are some learning videos ENJOY: