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Thread: singer 401A machine

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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    singer 401A machine

    Yesterday while going through my parents' basement i saw what I thought was a desk but my sister told me it was a sewing machine that belonged to my grandmother. I took a piece of the top and lifted it to find a 401A singer. Mom told me I could have it if I wanted it. I like the idea that it looked like a desk but not sure if I can find room for it in my tiny house. But I think I am just going to have to make room at home for it! What do you think?

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    I think you need that machine. Imagine how much fun it will be knowing that you are sewing on the same machine that your grandmother used. I have a 503a and I absolutely love sewing on it - not the same machine but similar.

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    I have a 401 among others but I use the 401 for my daily sewing. take it you will love it.

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    You definitely must take that machine home with you. Not only was it your grandmothers but it is a great machine. I love mine.
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    I really like my 401 as well--took a little elbow grease to get it moving, but it is a lovely machine

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    I got one recently at the thrift store and the wonderful members here helped me oil and lube her back into sewing shape. I just made a quilt top on her. Very nice machine. I would keep it if at all possible.
    Alyce

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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    I am definitely going to take her home with me !!!!! Yea! i am limited on space in my little tiny house with a little tiny sewing room but I have decided I would put her in my sewing room and get rid of the sewing table I bought a few years ago at a yard sale. the sewing table I have now I will take to our little sewing group to use when we need extra tables so it alll works out. next I am trying to talk hubby into taking my sister's computer desk that she no longer wants. it looks like a big roll top desk that hides the computer and monitor when not in use. my house is definitely getting a facelift!

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    Congratulations, I'm glad you are taking your grandmother's machine home. Definitely a treasure.

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    You will not find a new machine from any company that can top that in quality built machine. It will do a lot of stitches, too. There is a lot of info on QB about those machines. If nothing else find someone who knows what they are doing to service the machine - you will like it a lot better and it will last longer.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    My 401A is my go-to machine. I've used it quite heavily for 33 years, still going strong!
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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