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03-05-2016, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Margie07

Have needle sizes changed?

In my 1940's Singer manual it states to use a a 14/90 needle for lightweight to medium lightweight material, but when I searched online it says to use size 10, 11, or 12 instead.
Have needle sizes...
02-12-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,355
Posted By Margie07

Singer FashionMate 239

Is this a good machine? Does have any plastic or nylon parts? I found one at a thrift store untested for $5.
02-11-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

Thank you for your encouragement, and fabulous...

Thank you for your encouragement, and fabulous story.
02-11-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

Yes, I have heard they are that! I still am...

Yes, I have heard they are that! I still am getting to know my machine, but I bet she is a workhorse too. Thanks for sharing your lovely story.
02-11-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,693
Posted By Margie07

I was sewing with just socks on today, and loved...

I was sewing with just socks on today, and loved it. More feeling on the pedal, more control.
02-10-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

I got the machine cleaned and oiled, and just...

I got the machine cleaned and oiled, and just need to add some lub in the under the screws underneath the hand-wheel. I contacted a sewing repairman in Montana with my picture and the story of the...
02-09-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

Yay, I checked out the motor for smoking like DK...

Yay, I checked out the motor for smoking like DK said, and it seems to be all good (I didn't notice any smoke) Apparently the smell is old lube and dust. My dad and I cleaned out the old lube behind...
02-09-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

When I ran my finger over the tape and smelled...

When I ran my finger over the tape and smelled it, there isn't much of a smell. It appears the main smell is in the center wire part.
02-09-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

I have not oiled or greased the motor yet since I...

I have not oiled or greased the motor yet since I first got it. Should I try that first?
02-09-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

I have been sewing on it for a while. I received...

I have been sewing on it for a while. I received it in November last year, and had it re-wired by a friend (in which it was gone for a month).
Ever since I first sewed on it I noticed a peculiar...
02-09-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

Mickey2, thank you for replying. The motor smell...

Mickey2, thank you for replying. The motor smell is a bitter dusty smell.
02-09-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

If anyone knows about this motor problem, please...

If anyone knows about this motor problem, please help me. I don't know what to do about it, and it's the only machine I have of mine to sew on. :(
02-09-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

You're welcome, I really hope it helps you! If...

You're welcome, I really hope it helps you! If you don't see the bobbins now, keep checking. More should come up. :)
02-08-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

Aww, thanks! I love Washington too, as I had been...

Aww, thanks! I love Washington too, as I had been there from birth till I was 22, a year ago.
02-08-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

Another picture of motor

Another picture of motor
02-08-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,049
Posted By Margie07

Stinking Potted Motor

The motor stinks when I run it. Could it just be dust coming through the tape?
Thanks so much!
02-08-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

I got my 1 hole circular bobbins from eBay. They...

I got my 1 hole circular bobbins from eBay. They are vintage and seem to come up on eBay every once in a while.
02-08-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

When I say "fit" I mean the notch in the bobbin...

When I say "fit" I mean the notch in the bobbin works on the notch on the bobbin spindle. As you can probably tell from the picture the bobbin with multiple holes has a longer notch then the bobbin...
02-08-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

I got the different vintage 15 bobbins, and they...

I got the different vintage 15 bobbins, and they work! Meaning they don't disengage when winding. I am so excited! But now I found they work, I want to help other fix the same problem.
The bobbin in...
02-07-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By Margie07

Sooo cute!

Sooo cute!
02-07-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By Margie07

Singer 15-91-Trials and Rewards

Dear vintage enthusiasts,

I have owned my Singer for a some short months and have enjoyed tinkering with it. There certainly have been trials with my machine, but from them I have learned.

In...
02-07-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,901
Posted By Margie07

I solved the problem! After hours of adjusting...

I solved the problem! After hours of adjusting the tension and pressure foot pressure, my stitches are now even! I loosened the bobbin tension, tightened the upper tension, and loosened the pressure...
02-03-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,422
Posted By Margie07

Ok, I'll just stick with the all purpose machine...

Ok, I'll just stick with the all purpose machine oil I ordered. Thanks so much!
02-02-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,422
Posted By Margie07

I also ordered new Singer All Purpose Machine Oil...

I also ordered new Singer All Purpose Machine Oil for oiling the parts on my machine. In your experience is this okay, or should I get oil that says "sewing machine oil" vs just "all purpose machine...
02-02-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By Margie07

Greetings from Montana!

Greetings from Montana!
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