And the number was considerable since I spend so much time in antique shops.
Now they've taken over the studio and I must find homes for many of them.
As a professional Teddy Bear Artist, my sewing machines are the tools of my trade and I will not consider using anything other than a vintage Singer Featherweight.
This site is provided as an information resource for people wanting to know more about domestic Singer sewing machines and their accessories.
There was a very desperate need for change with not only the family sewing machine but also for educators and high school home economic classes.
Fortunately, Singer was already planning for their 100th year anniversary with a new sewing machine that was a dramatic departure from the straight stitch machines of that day.
It has been found that if the parts are inclined less; than about eight degrees from vertical, a clear stitching point is not obtained.
It was patented to Singer Manufacturing Company on 5 February 1946. you never saw production flow more smoothly when complex precision parts are made by one company, finished and assembled by another. (Made of die-cast aluminum for light weight and sturdiness) In the photo above the two major Doehler-Jarvis die castings that frame "Singer's new Model 301" have been assembled, then sliced down the middle to show the (Tripod-Control) method.Often, though, the needle bar will continue with normal sewing activity.Occasionally, it will continue at a much reduced rate of speed – slow motion sewing.Singer Featherweights have many features that are either peculiar to them or at least unusual in the sewing machine world.We will look at some of these in this space to help you get the most out of your machine and enjoy using it even more!Click here to be directed to the Singer Featherweight Parts page.