I learned to sew on my Mother's...
Submitted by Gillian on November 12, 2013
I learned to sew on my Mother's Singer in 1958 - it was an electric model with a knee lever which she bought before she got married in 1933. That machine is long gone, but I did learn most of the sewing techniques I still use today on that machine. At the same time in my elementary school in the UK I also learned how to operate the hand cranks we had there. I was often asked to show the other students what to do as I was the only one in my large class of 40 students who knew how to operate a sewing machine at 10 years old. I went to Home Ec. College in Leeds where I learned to use a Singer treadle and sewed my first suit on it. When I began teaching in 1968 I very quickly learned to oil, service and repair the Singer sewing machines in the sewing room at the school where I taught. I now live in Ontario, Canada and still teach sewing in High schools. I bought my first Singer treadle at auction in 2002 - a 1904 Memphis decal - and after some hard work cleaning it up it works beautifully. I have also purchased an icanthus leaves class 12 hand crank, dated 1886 and a model 28 hand crank with Victorian decals, dated 1934. I use the hand cranks with my students to demonstrate the impact of the sewing machine on the lives of women in the 19th and 20th century. One of their assignments is to look at the inventions that changed the way people live - the spinning machines, weaving machines, but particularly the sewing machines that became a staple in homes after 1851. I am happy to say that many of my students return and report that they continue to sew. Hopefully some of them fall in love with the beautiful older machines that are both functional and decorative - they love trying out a machine that is over 100 years old and finding out how similar it is to any modern machine available. Learn to thread one and you've learned to thread them all!
Singer RI 253460...
Submitted by Ольга on November 12, 2013
Singer RI 253460 (в точности номера ну уверена). Хочу продать, подскажите куда обратиться и сколько она вообще может стоить.
Singer S 1644029.
Submitted by Georgi on November 12, 2013
Hello everybody. I have a Singer S...
Submitted by Georgi on November 12, 2013
Hello everybody. I have a Singer S model from 1906. I am going to try to sell the machine when it is 100 years old. Please send me your offer on my e-mail. The price starts at 1500 euro. The highest offer wins.
I bought this locally from the original...
Submitted by Tyson on November 09, 2013
I bought this locally from the original owner in central Newfoundland, Canada. After cleaning and oiling, I intend to make gear for the local Cub Scouts and Beavers - Woohoo!
I purchased a singer sewing machine a...
Submitted by Coralee on November 08, 2013
I purchased a singer sewing machine a few years ago. It is a treadle no motor. The serial # is 7537322. I would like to know If anyone knows where I can get a belt for it. I checked with Singer Sewing Company and they said it was issued in 1887. It is in great condition. Does anyone know where I can get parts for it. I really would love to sew with it.
I have a Singer 15, with the letters...
Submitted by Els on October 23, 2013
I have a Singer 15, with the letters NLT .
I can not find the story of my Singer.
Досталась от бабушки
Submitted by Kladco Valentin on October 18, 2013
I was at an auction and was looking...
Submitted by Scott on October 18, 2013
I was at an auction and was looking around when I came upon a sewing machine. when I got up close I noticed that is was a SINGER. While I did not know much about sewing machines I was not suer of its value or what kind of condishen it was considerd to be in but that it was overall a nice peace just to have. I assumed the Macine is a 50's model but have no reason to back this up. The seral number of the machine is NA324197 if any one can tell me a year that would be great!
Hello, I bought my singer Genie 353...
Submitted by Laura on October 16, 2013
Hello, I bought my singer Genie 353 portable sewing machine when I was 17, and about to leave home to attend college. I made my own clothes, curtains,etc. I married and had 3 children. I made their clothes, made home furnishings, had a small craft business, all my curtains, bedding and many other projects. I am now 54 and about to retire and start my craft business again, still using my genie! It is a great product and was the best thing I have ever purchased.