Crafters’ Vintage Sewing Machines

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Crafters’ Vintage Sewing Machines


Today I’ve been spotting some beautiful vintage sewing machines in our CRAFT flickr pool. This one is a vintage 1966 Morse Super Dial sewing machine posted up by Cidell. Link.


From abmatic, “My grandmother’s White Rotary from 1913 that she had converted to an electric. Still runs like a champ but boy is this thing noisy. It sounds like a train which is not a good feature for someone who likes to craft into the wee hours. I have put this machine aside in favor of the oh-so-much younger and quieter 1951 Singer 301 but it is still entirely functional and pretty neat looking. I’m pretty sure the thing is indescrtuctable and I would guess that it weighs more than 40lbs. Im in such awe that it still runs so well I plan on throwing this machine a 100 year birthday party when the time comes.Link.


Also from Abmatic, “This is a fabulous sewing machine and I really enjoy working with it. It only does a straight stitch so I sprung for some attachments (zig-zag, buttonhole and walking foot) on ebay and the machine has proved worthy of any job i throw at it. The machine runs with gears instead of a belt which is supposed to make it slightly more powerful. I have yet to find a project that is beyond the capability of this machine. I also love the simplicity and duribility of these old machines and the thought that I can figure out what is wrong with it on my own with a little work. It folds up and fits in a carying case like the Singer Featherweight but the 301s cost a lot less, usually in the $200 ballpark (and mine was free!).Link.

Keep the great photos coming gang! I love looking at everyone’s sewing machine. Post the up to the CRAFT Flickr Pool – Link.

2 thoughts on “Crafters’ Vintage Sewing Machines

  1. Manalto says:

    That unassuming little beige Singer 301 is a great machine, superbly crafted and durable.

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