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    Child's hand-crank Singer Sewing Machine

    I just bought this small Child's Singer sewing machine at auction for $60.00. Did I pay too much? It does not have a manual or needle...does anyone have a source to purchase them. It does have the bobbin. I would be very appreciative of any information regarding this child's machine.
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    I've got one of those, I'll be looking forward to any info you find on it.

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    I don't know much about them, but I believe there should be a C-clamp with it to be used to hold it in place on a table. It sure is cute!
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    There is a dealer on ebay who sells needles especially for toy machines. I don't think you paid too much. Most of these little cuties go for even more than that. I have the same one. It came with a C clamp to hold it to the table while sewing.
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    I received one as a child and never did get it to actually sew correctly but I use it as a sewing room decoration. I lived on a farm and was more interested in being a tomboy. Who could have known I would love to sew and own a millenial supply of fabric.

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    I have been looking at the toy sewing machines, it a good price. They go for 50-100. Different ones go way up.
    I bought one for 60, black singer in great shape, but it never came. Luckly I paid pay pal and they got my money
    back. My son told me Mom you paid what for a old toy, then said you know what if your happy, it is a collectors item,
    will go up in price, you will be happy every time you look at it in your case, it a good deal.

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    Fair price, see if you can get a clamp somewhere. I have a black one. They are a chain stitch machine and I've yet to get mine to work properly. However, it's a great decoration for my sewing room and my 7 yr. old granddaughter loves it. I got it for her one Christmas and she loves to play with it, even it if doesn't sew very well. My sewing machine repair fellow was able to get me a needle for it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy Ingham View Post
    I just bought this small Child's Singer sewing machine at auction for $60.00. Did I pay too much? It does not have a manual or needle...does anyone have a source to purchase them. It does have the bobbin. I would be very appreciative of any information regarding this child's machine.
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    I also received one of these for Christmas one year. It sews with a chain stitch, but I could never get it to work correctly. It should have a case and c-clamp which holds it to a table which is part of the inside of the case. I do have the manual with mine, but it is in storage at this time. I believe it was called "Sew Handi or Handy". I have seen lots of them on ebay, you might be able to find the manual there.
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    It's a model 20, Sew Handy. The spousal unit paid more than that for mine, so yep! You got a good deal. It should have the C clamp, but you can use about any C clamp.
    As soon as I get time, I'm planning to make a PDF of the manual, I'd be happy to share it with you!
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    I've got one! I paid $60 after shipping. My "Singer" man got me a needle. I do have a plan for something I want to use it for but I've been so busy with other projects that I haven't used it yet. I love Goodwill.com
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    I have 35-40 little machines in my sewing rm, just love them. I have 2 reference books I bought on little sewing machines so I am able to look them up as i find them. The 2 books are probably 10 years old. There are thousands of little different machines. Such fun to collect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    I have 35-40 little machines in my sewing rm, just love them. I have 2 reference books I bought on little sewing machines so I am able to look them up as i find them. The 2 books are probably 10 years old. There are thousands of little different machines. Such fun to collect.
    Would love to see a picture of some of your little machines. Could you share the titles of the books? The little machines are so cute!

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    I have the exact same machine! got it for Christmas when I was 6 yrs old and learned to sew on it. I used it till I was a teenager and moved up to a 'real machine'. I have the clamp and the case, but no manual. I'll be watching to find out where to buy needles, would love to use it to load quilts on the longarm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    It's a model 20, Sew Handy. The spousal unit paid more than that for mine, so yep! You got a good deal. It should have the C clamp, but you can use about any C clamp.
    As soon as I get time, I'm planning to make a PDF of the manual, I'd be happy to share it with you!
    Hi Charlee,
    My Mom, made all the children's clothes as well as outfits for herself on this 'little" Machine..Incredible but true.. My Oldest Sister has it in her entry way with my Mom's picture.. I would love to have a PDF manual of this machine.. would you be so kind as to 'share' w/ me..& or point me in the direction to get a copy..thanks a bunch..
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    That is sew cute. Would love to have one just for the sewing room, (don't have a sewing room, so guess I won't be getting one). Hope you find what you need for it to work. I smile just looking at it. BrendaK
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    There was a fabric store in Arlington WA some years back where the owner had a museum of old machines that also included children machines like yours. It was fun to look at them. I would like to get one but when I find one on Ebay, they go up way too fast! You got a good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    It's a model 20, Sew Handy. The spousal unit paid more than that for mine, so yep! You got a good deal. It should have the C clamp, but you can use about any C clamp.
    As soon as I get time, I'm planning to make a PDF of the manual, I'd be happy to share it with you!

    Thank you Charlee I would be most appreciative!
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    I have the same one which I bought at an antique shop for 35.00. It's a little quirky, sometimes it sews and sometimes it doesn't. I keep it for show because it's cute and I like it. The little bit of information I have been able to get, it uses a Singer size one needle although I have tried other sizes just fine.

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    Cute sewing machine, have fun. Wow, you sure are having fun collecting old sewing machines.
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    books on little machines

    I haven't posted pics since the change so hope i can do it. These books are copywriten in 1997
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    Cool small Kenmore..........

    Just got done taking pics of my little machines in sewing rm. I have a small Kenmore, it has a case/cover but no footpedal or manual and its not in my little sewing machine books. The pic it is sitting by the FREE featherweight i got from Vickie B. just for size reference. Any info on this would be apprieciated. Thanks
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    That is a beauty. I saw one on craigslist chicago and it comes with a C clamp to attach to the table. My brother did not get to in time. No sure where to find parts or manual.

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