My Singer was "born" in 1948, she's 5 years younger than I am and she sews like a sewing machine should. she has been cleaned and oiled and she looks good to me. I finished a pillow case on her and she didn't balk at the several layers of material when I made the French seam over the piping and the sleeve. I had looked at a Featherweight, but the bobbin placement is a bit to difficult for me to manage exchanging bobbins etc with my left hand.
My singer 201 has the bobbin case on top and that's easier for me. The singer 201 came with an instruction booklet and when I opened it, I saw the name Rose Loveless written inside on the first page. I'm guessing that she was owned by a Rose, before she came to Marianne? Look at her pretty face :-)
Love your Singer. She shows little wear. What a gem, Marianne. Ginny
Very nice Marianne, I have a singer made in 1954. My Dad worked at the Singer factory in Buffal, NY and bought it for my Mom when she gave him me - his first and only daughter. I love having it as it has special meaning to me. I have never been interested in a featherweight but recently became interested in getting a treadle machine. I was told several were for sale in our area and was saddened that right now with DH still out of work and our trying to move to MN that I don't have that money in my do what I want account...
I really do like your pretty machine - and she is very pretty.
very nice, Marianne.
I bought one from eBay last year for my 60th birthday, she's a 1953 and one of the gal's, on QCA, husband works on them, refurbishing. He did some repair and told me I got a great little machine. one of the nicest he had seen. I too, made some pillowcases with her and she really does sew like a dream. have three other machines but have set them aside and primarily use her (but haven't done any sewing for a few months, also because of health issues)
"I'm just a poor soul who's intentions are good. Oh, Lord, Please don't let me be misunderstood."
What a great machine Marianne. She looks beautiful.
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
Beautiful machine Marianne. Thanks for sharing her with us.
gini in north idaho
Beautiful 201. That is a model that I don't have yet.
Marianne, she is beautiful. It is so nice that you actually use her and she is not just an ornament. I have two Featherweights, one black and one white/green. She looks white to me but "the experts" say she is pale green. Anyway I just finished piecing a baby quilt on the black one. I haven't had the time to clean and service the white one yet, but will sew on her as soon as I do. I think these old machines are so pretty and they sew pretty too! I would like a treadle if I ever run across one I can afford. I don't need it, but it is harmless fun for an old woman, roflol!
Marianne , she's a beauty!! So happy for you!!
🌺 You know you are a quilter when the only scraps under your table are fabric.🐾
Marianne, She looks beautiful. Did she come in a cabinet?
Thank you very much Ginny. I have only found a bit of paint missing on the light bulb case and one small place where the paint chipped on the body of the machine. The first owner must have taken good care of her.
I'm sorry to read that your DH is out of work, just like so may folks, because so many jobs went to other nations. We started to purchase made in America when G.W. Bush gave us incentive money to jump start the American economy. I took us a while, but we spent every cent on made in America merchandise. My do what I want account was empty for all the years we were helping our children to get a college degree. Money can be spent only once. Now the kids are all grown up, we're retired and now I have a do what I want account. I wish you all the best with your planned move and finding jobs and a treadle machine.
I was looking at a 1953 machine here in the Tallahassee area, but that machine had not been serviced and had no extra feet. I was looking for one made in 1943, but I couldn't find any, so I bought the 1948 one. I'm sorry to read that you have health issues. I wish you a speedy recovery.
I started to do patchwork last year, because of a bad surgery I had in 2012. They scraped around previous radiated tissue and that just didn't want to heal. I ended up having 3 surgeries, whole body infection and nerve pain. Concentrating on getting my seams to match helps to lessen the nerve pain.