Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Antique & Vintage Singer Sewing Machines...................... are SEW NICE!!

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
 that is going to my dear friend


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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

 Crimping irons

 Mama Mousiekin is a Master 
Couturier Seamstress and Tailor
 and enjoys using her beautiful machines!!

Here are some learning videos ENJOY:


 Helpful books

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Mildred Mousiekin has and LOVES her three machines too!

and one treadle will belong to her daughter one day too!

Hope you ENJOYED!!
 Many BLESSINGS Linnie

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