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02-08-2016, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Sammie1

I'm going to show my husband this so that he...

I'm going to show my husband this so that he won't feel so bad about me having two vintage sewing machines in the house.

Or maybe it's to warn him.

....
02-08-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 1,147,405
Posted By Sammie1

I got a replacement spool pin at sew-classic. It...

I got a replacement spool pin at sew-classic. It was just the top spool pin that was missing. The bed mounted one is there. It's black instead of chrome/nickel.
02-07-2016, 08:22 PM
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Views: 1,147,405
Posted By Sammie1

From what I'm learning, this is a pretty rare...

From what I'm learning, this is a pretty rare 201-2 because it's a blackside.
From 1941, model # AF792970, in its original no 42 cabinet and with all of its attachments (many of which are also...
02-06-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sammie1

And here it is finished!

And here it is finished!
02-05-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sammie1

The desk is refinished and curing so my attention...

The desk is refinished and curing so my attention has turned to the stool. The set up just begged for something special so I recovered the stool in a faux fur. Tomorrow I'll pick up some glue to...
02-05-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,644
Posted By Sammie1

If the foot is in question, does the OP have any...

If the foot is in question, does the OP have any other feet for the machine and is there a similar problem with them?

I'm not familiar with other vintage brands and am not sure if one of those...
02-05-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,160
Posted By Sammie1

Crud. I thought I included the cabinet number in...

Crud. I thought I included the cabinet number in my post. It's cabinet no 42, the art deco one.
02-04-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,160
Posted By Sammie1

What Singer oil can?

In my quest to get my 1941 Singer cabinet complete, I want to find the oil can it would have used. Back in 1941, was it a short green can or one of the thumb pump type cans? Does anyone know?
02-02-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,381
Posted By Sammie1

AFAIK, most home machines are low shank. High...

AFAIK, most home machines are low shank. High shank is usually an industrial machine.
From where the screw goes to attach the shank to the machine down to the bottom of the foot is about 1/2" on a...
02-02-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,101
Posted By Sammie1

The desk for my newly acquired Singer 201 is in...

The desk for my newly acquired Singer 201 is in the middle of being refinished. But I wanted so badly to use my 201!

So, I put it on the table and dug through some scraps. In about 30 minutes, I...
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02-01-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By Sammie1

The gray if you're going to do a border but I...

The gray if you're going to do a border but I agree that it doesn't need one.

I just did a quilt with about three of the same fabrics you have there :D
02-01-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,644
Posted By Sammie1

Can I tell you how often I thread mine from the...

Can I tell you how often I thread mine from the wrong side of the needle? lol!
02-01-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,644
Posted By Sammie1

This video, he was adjusting to get rid of a...

This video, he was adjusting to get rid of a click and it improved his needle alignment. Hopefully this helps you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeumOGI8pno
02-01-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,202
Posted By Sammie1

I don't have the original manual for my machine....

I don't have the original manual for my machine. I'll probably order one from ebay so it's "complete". But I'll store it in an archival sleeve just for keepsake. I'm not sure if they take any steps...
02-01-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,644
Posted By Sammie1

A 201 requires the needle to have the flat side...

A 201 requires the needle to have the flat side to the left and threaded right to left.
01-31-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sammie1

Just try whatever process you decide on a small...

Just try whatever process you decide on a small area. I know kerosene is widely accepted for cleaning. This time of year you're more likely to be able to find it but it may be difficult.
01-30-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sammie1

Applied stain. Now it's drying. I have...

Applied stain. Now it's drying. I have fluorescent lighting in the garage and rows and rows of it. Fluorescent light tends to make everything a bit sallow looking. I brought a drawer inside the...
01-30-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By Sammie1

Great video on the ruffler and all of the...

Great video on the ruffler and all of the adjustments you can make.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DprshdnpafQ
01-30-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By Sammie1

Finally found a good video for the adjustable...

Finally found a good video for the adjustable wide hemmer foot!

Under an inch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwohkD47vEE


Over an inch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B2rjffS1mg
01-30-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,777
Posted By Sammie1

Me too! I adjusted the foot...

Me too!




I adjusted the foot pressure. I hadn't moved it since I got it and was surprised at how much I had to back it off. I'm not certain if there's a trick to making sure the foot pressure...
01-30-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sammie1

So, on to the art deco cabinet. Dismantled....

So, on to the art deco cabinet.

Dismantled. Ikea would be proud.

I thought about painting it, but I have such a hard time painting wood that's never been painted. It just feels wrong.
So, I'm...
01-30-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By Sammie1

I've played with the ruffler, gather foot, the...

I've played with the ruffler, gather foot, the button holer and had success.

The wide hemmer is something I need to practice with. And I'm not finding many youtube videos on it. The ones I am...
01-30-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,493
Posted By Sammie1

Okay, get ready. My friends call me a true jack...

Okay, get ready. My friends call me a true jack of all trades lol!

I've always loved machines and learning about how things worked. I used to help my dad with his car all of the time. When I got...
01-29-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Sammie1

Thank you! :D

Thank you! :D
01-29-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,003
Posted By Sammie1

It has some chips here and there and needed the...

It has some chips here and there and needed the polishing. It's not a heavily used machine but it shows signs of being banged around a bit.
The bulb is from sew-classic. It pops in like the other...
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