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Thread: Touch and sew Singer

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    Super Member Margie's Avatar
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    I bought one at a Thrift shop, it has a beautiful stitch. I am not good at winding the bobbin, but I have a bobbin winder from Joann's so I just use it.
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    My mom bought one in "68". Loved it. When I got married in "70 I took it with me and used it till it was in a flood , (in 96). never ever had any problems with it. wish I had another one.

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    I used a Singer Touch and Sew for years and didn't have many problems. It did really well until the bobbins started to wear. Does yours have the skinny bobbin with the little bumps on the bottom to wind the thread in the machine? The little bumps are what got worn on mine and I traded it in when it wouldn't wind bobbins well. Now there are great sources on the net for almost any worn sewing machine part. It's great!

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    I have had two so far, the first one was a school machine and they were upgrading and used it until all the metal gears ended up plastic then I got one from goodwill for 20$ and took it and the old one and the singer guy made one out of twoi, the one I got from GW didnt have a bobbin cover on it and he rigged up the other one and that is the only problem I am having, but back to your question I just love the darn thing! The one now is all metal gears and singer said it will outlast me!

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    The first sewing machine I bought was a 600, in 1963. My dh was at a remote Air Force site in Alaska and told me he bought a reel to reel tape deck for $500. My machine was about $300 -- it still runs beautifully. I recently got a 600e for free and have been working on it. The metal case it not machined as well as the 600 and in several ways, I found it to be of lesser quality than the 600. However, I am using it to teach others how to sew, as I do with another 600 I got for $40, a 648 for $40 (both in cabinets). All are touch & sew, all are workhorses. I spent more about $80 to get the 600e working, but have had no problems with it since. I have never thought the touch & sew machines were hard to thread -- or to wind the bobbins. Perhaps I'm just used to them. I do have about 5 other machines as well, including a Janome 6500, so have some experience with the computerized ones too. My preference for good standard reliability are the two Singer 600's. Parts aren't expensive, bobbins are easy to find and hold the same amount of thread as the spools for the 66's and 99's. I liked the bobbins because you could easily check to see what was left -- didn't have to take it out to see. Hope you have good luck with your new toy.

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    I have the cream colored Golden Touch and Sew - it's still going strong after 40 years. Love it! Have an Elna and a Featherweight, but the Touch and Sew is my all time favorite. Sorry you're having trouble with yours. Hope you get it resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Rose View Post
    If this is the cream colored Touch & Sew I loved mine. Got it in the early 70's as an upgrade. It finally gave out and had to be replaced at Christmas time as it was not "fixable". Other than tune ups on a non regular schedule I had no trouble with it. Still have all the cams, attachments, manual and lots of bobbins (screw together kind). Will put it all on ebay when I get it all together. Miss my old baby -- she worked hard for a lot of years.
    I got a touch and sew at at garage sale this summer let me know what you want for the cams I didn't get any thanks Cookie

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    thank you very much, I am anxious to get it back from the repair shop, the repairman said " they don't make them like this anymore!" I have a Janome that I like but it's hard to machine quilt on it, and a Necchi I had for 45 years and it's not repairable anymore, but I keep it for sentimental reasons. I wish I would collect machines like I collect fabric, abundantly and with abandon.

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    My mom had a "golden" touch and Sew in the early 60's. It lasted forever- until the only plastic part - the gear that runs the bobbin - broke in in 2004. I have had to replace it twice since then. So, off to the closet for it until I can get one from the original machine manufacturer- hopefully one day.
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    I bought a used T&S 620 for $20 about 10 years ago (included the table and the entire contents of the table...which was alot...everything I needed to start sewing again). This was about 10 years after giving up sewing because of frustration from a Kenmore I had purchased brand new and it had given me nothing but aggravation. I absolutely LOVED that T&S! It sewed through anything and never gave me any problems until I burned it out about a year later. That sewing machine renewed my interest in sewing, so I still have a soft spot for the T&S's.

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