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I'm watching your Singer 319 stitch issues conversation with great interest. I still have more to do to get mine to work. I've been really busy on other things and other machines lately. Yesterday I got a lot done so I'm down to just a couple machines. Mr. Ed (319) has gone back up to the top of the repair line! I have needles now but I forgot to order a belt. I have a hand crank so I may test that out on it. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be sitting there with the manual in one hand trying to figure out the bite thing since I turned it. I found another 319 on CL but they don't have contact info and don't answer emails. Maybe it is sold and they haven't taken it down.
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
Good Morning everybody! Hope your Thanksgiving was a good one!
I just bought a 1970 Singer Touch and Sew for $5.00. I cleaned it up and plugged it in and she ran, A little clackity until I oiled her and let her set awhile. Now she sounds so purty and peaceful. Poor thing is missing some of her parts and I can't find what I need on e-bay or the Sibger co site. Anyone out there got any cams you want to sell or a cover plate and a straight stitch plate? I may spend a little money on this machine because I really like how she sounds and there is an on/ff/slow/fast button! I love it!! I also need a bobbin or two!
So, I Opened My Big Mouth...
My son got the motor housing apart on the turquoise Universal. It was very hard to separate. The cord attachment (it needs a new cord) is too far in the housing for me to get at. Also a set of brushes that I see no space for fell out. Time to call in the cavalry. I will call my retired Elna repairman - if he won't do it, then I only have the guy in the store downtown. Wish me luck. I want to sew on this one badly and, no, I don't care to treadle it which I doubt is an option anyway.
I have a couple T&S 600 series your welcome to parts from if there for the cost of mailing. They seem like nice machines but on both the plastic gears deteriorated and broke. Gears are available but it seemed more trouble than it's worth. Good luck with yours
Check out this spinning wheel! I know we are not a knitting site, but a lot of quilters knit too. I don't but this is just the coolest thing. Too bad I don't live near Vancouver and don't have room for this in my house.