All things Sewing Machines

My sewing machine ownership-

  1. Finishing 301A cabinet

    by , 04-06-2012 at 08:43 AM
    After several days, I have finally finished the cabinet for my 301A. When I picked it up from the seller, most of the finished and varnish had peeled away after being stored in the garage for over 1 year. I scraped the peeling varnish off and used a vintage furniture restorer to remove the rest. I sanded the cabinet, remeoved the cobwebs and applied a golden pecan stain to it. I like the final result but that one drawer (the lighter one) needs some more work. I worked to remove the prior finished ...
  2. My 'new' Singer 301A LBOW

    by , 03-26-2012 at 08:51 AM
    On my quest to find a vintage singer that I could just set up, plug in and start sewing (no repairs), I have purchased another vintage singer machine, a 301A LBOW.

    I had read up on the 301 long before I had ever seen this ad on Craigslist so once I saw the ad, I went to check it out. This machine belonged to the seller's mom (they all belonged to someone's mom at some point, right?) who had passed away over one year ago so the seller brought it to his home from Arkansas and sat it ...

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