New Toy... Singer 301A

Old 01-01-2020, 08:45 PM
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My fiance had a coworker text and ask if I was interested in a couple of sewing machines he had. One was a Singer 301A in a case with the buttonhole attachment as well as the machine accessories. He said it worked when it was last used but needed TLC. Best part.... it's ! I don't know much about the 301A except it's a straight stitch machine and has a fold up extension like the Featherweight. Anyone want to share their experiences with using the 301A? I read that the black ones are more desirable than the two-toned ones. Why is this? Can't wait to play with my new toy!
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:09 PM
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Congrats on your new-to-you 301A! These are great machines. I have a two-tone one, and it sews a mean straight stitch!
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Old 01-02-2020, 04:12 AM
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Congrats on your new toy! I've been looking for one I'm willing to pay the price for a long time. Wish one would fall into my lap like that, lol. Clean her up; oil her up and enjoy!
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Old 01-02-2020, 04:53 AM
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301's are great machines, and known as the Featherweights big brother, but they're much faster than the Featherweights.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:30 AM
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I have one in a cabinet with stool...two tone. Bc of cabinet I don’t use
It very often. When I do I am happy with it. Need to make myself a
new list of machines and accessories since I have many extra parts.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:13 AM
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My fiance had a coworker text and ask if I was interested in a couple of sewing machines he had. One was a Singer 301A in a case with the buttonhole attachment as well as the machine accessories. He said it worked when it was last used but needed TLC. Best part.... it's ! I don't know much about the 301A except it's a straight stitch machine and has a fold up extension like the Featherweight. Anyone want to share their experiences with using the 301A? I read that the black ones are more desirable than the two-toned ones. Why is this? Can't wait to play with my new toy!
Very nice machine, keep it i bought a Singer 500A It's called Rocketeer very good machine. I gave $25.00 for it at a thrift store down the road from my house. It does sew and I bought cams for it. I use it for display in my sewing room. Plus i can sew on it. These old machines are great even if you have to have them worked on to get them running again. You got a nice machine. O yah, you go on line you can probley find a manual for it. I found one for mine.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:04 AM
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How exciting for you!! This will be a machine you will treasure forever.
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:37 AM
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Such a stroke of luck! Great machine.😁
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Old 01-03-2020, 05:14 PM
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I have one that is tan, in a suitcase and came with a folding table to match. I just love to sew on it. I have all the feet and a buttonholer. Keep it oiled and clean and it will last another 50+ years.
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Old 01-03-2020, 06:00 PM
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I have one that is tan, in a suitcase and came with a folding table to match. I just love to sew on it. I have all the feet and a buttonholer. Keep it oiled and clean and it will last another 50+ years.
Pat -- Could you post a list of all the feet numbers?
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