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    for Christmas, I made a bag from australian waxed canvas/leather, and another all leather. I originally started with a hide from BMW upholstery- really nice feel. With my 201 and a walking foot(I also used teflon foot and roller) I could sew 2 thicknesses of the upholstery leather. This hide was advertised at 3oz weight, so 6oz total. I could NOT sew anything heavier, and I wasn't really pleased with the 201.
    Moved to a heavy Morse SS- it did better than the 201, but still struggled.
    So I moved on to the 130 with 1.5 amp motor. It was able to handle three thicknesses of the BMW hide if going slow. It was able to handle 5 thicknesses of the waxed canvas. Where I had to really work at it was seam intersections- and I changed up the pattern so that I didn't have more than 2 leather/2 canvas.
    I used MOLLE webbing from the military store for strapping and could sew 2 thicknesses of that combined with 2 of canvas. I couldn't sew 2 webbing and leather.
    I used a #16 or #20 leather needle and 92 weight thread(top and bottom).
    First shot shows 4 layers of canvas/1 leather. Second shows 2 layers of 2oz orange leather and 4 canvas. I was able to topstitch pretty well for these.
    Like anything else, upholstery leather comes in good and crappy quality. Poor leather with sealers/wax on it will be hard to do on a 15 clone.
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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    The only way to do it would be a heavier needle - but the needle hole likely won't take it.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I have been looking for treadle irons. What do I look for when buying them? No rust, wheels that don't have flat spots. If it works, does it mean that all the parts are there? And, can it be easily taken apart to transport? What is a fair price?
    Any tips, or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thank you!
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    I need a little help. I have cleaned every part on my new featherweight but I can't get the throat plate off. One of the screws is frozen. Does anyone have an idea how I can remove the screw without causing any damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by footlooseman View Post
    I am in Ukraine with my friend and she knows that I love collecting vintage sewing machines.

    The Soviets sure had some interesting sewing machines such as the Tikka (looks like a Singer 15) that was made in Finland, which I wanted to take home except it's a treadle and I can't see taking that on the airplane. Attachment 309118
    This is my first post here, I can't resist sharing a few things about Tikka sewing machines. I live in Finland, and
    Tikka is very common SM in various "craigslists" around here. Yellow/yellowish cream is very common colour, there are also black Tikkas, but I have not seen many.

    Tikka is made in independent Finland, so it makes my eyes sore seeing it is claimed to be soviet made... although the factory where Tikkas were made, was owned by the Soviet Union at one time (1945-1957). Finland was and is independent state. We were not under soviet rule, but after the WWII there were some silly arrangements around here because Soviet Union "won" and Finland "lost" the war.
    Tikka was made in a factory called Tikkakoski. It was famous making machineguns etc. pre- and during WWII. You can easily understand why soviets put the gun making down and made the factory do SM:s instead.

    Tikka means woodpecker and woodpecker is seen in the front decal of the machine. Tikka refers also to "tikki", stitch in finnish.
    Tikka sewing machines were sold widely in Finland and in Soviet Union. They were made as treadles (1946-1964) and electric (1946-1967).
    The quality of the machines was a bit questionable, according to my source, and some of the salesmen were accused of espionage (they tried to recruit persons from the finnish military people).
    Tikka is an interesting part of industrialisation of my country and interesting to vintage SM ethusiasts. I do not own one, but perhaps I should, someday maybe.

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    yes, the Tikka looks like a15 clone. What a pretty machine!
    Cil



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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Help! While in Arizona I found a Singer 301. It needs a little help. Can you direct me to a place that tells about repairing a 301. Thanks
    Mary

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    Mary,

    The above bobbin area information regarding the 221 is the same as the 301.

    Tell us what 'she' needs. More than likely oil and grease. As far as oil goes, TriFlow is highly recommended instead of Singer oil. TriFlow can be found on the sewclassic.com website or at a bicycle store. Triflow also has a grease for the gears. Use Singer grease for the motor.

    As far a oiling goes, the old saying is if it moves oil it. Grease goes in the gears, oil in all other moving parts. When you oil just use one drop - you don't have to over oil.

    Shari
    Last edited by Mom3; 02-11-2013 at 02:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Judy what fun that machine is going to be to sew with! Are you going to re-finish the cabinet?
    Nancy
    Nancy,

    We just brought it in the house an hour ago (it was still out in the truck from the trip). It has a place of honor at the end of the hallway in our upstairs! I don't know if I'll do anything to it or not. I think I'll just live with it for a while and decide later. It really doesn't look too bad in person. The wood is nice and smooth where folk's forearms have been resting on it. The machine and treadle really needs oil badly, everything is kind of stiff. The needle in the machine is longer than a modern needle. I'm very pleased with it and am looking forward to sewing with it.

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    Mary,

    I forgot to include a helpful link for you: http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...Singer_301.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    Mary,

    I forgot to include a helpful link for you: http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...Singer_301.htm
    Thanks Shari for your quick response. I should have mentioned that I cleaned out the old grease and added fresh grease. I oiled it and changed the needle. I sews for a little bit ( about 5 stitches then is stops) Like it get held up somehow and then it I turn the hand wheel it will start again for a few stitches and stops again. The bobbin thread is all looped on the bottom.
    Mary

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    Check your needle & threading first:

    Flat part of the needle shank goes to the left.

    Thread the needle right to left.

    Insert bobbin with thread coming off the bobbin counter-clockwise.

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    Thanks to Joe, I've discovered that it is indeed a gear that is the culprit in my grandmother's Singer 413, and I've ordered the part from partsonline dot com. Also ordered a new timing belt just in case it needs replacing. I haven't examined it that closely, however after all these years of not working, it probably has dry rot.

    Called the repair center today and they told me I needed to bring it in for an estimate on replacing the gear. I did find a tutorial on how to DIY, but I'm no expert in repairing machines, so I'll see what estimate the local man comes up with.

    The attachments my mom gave me with the machine don't fit that machine. They fit her old White Domestic machine that she sold some years ago for the paltry sum of $10. She remembers giving the buyer some attachments, which probably were the ones that fit the 413. I told her no problem, because I have other Singer attachments I can use if needed.

    Anyone need attachments for a White Domestic?
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    Hi Jozz,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jozz View Post
    This is my first post here, I can't resist sharing a few things about Tikka sewing machines. I live in Finland, and
    Tikka is very common SM in various "craigslists" around here. Yellow/yellowish cream is very common colour, there are also black Tikkas, but I have not seen many.

    Tikka is made in independent Finland, so it makes my eyes sore seeing it is claimed to be soviet made... although the factory where Tikkas were made, was owned by the Soviet Union at one time (1945-1957). Finland was and is independent state. We were not under soviet rule, but after the WWII there were some silly arrangements around here because Soviet Union "won" and Finland "lost" the war.
    Tikka was made in a factory called Tikkakoski. It was famous making machineguns etc. pre- and during WWII. You can easily understand why soviets put the gun making down and made the factory do SM:s instead.

    Tikka means woodpecker and woodpecker is seen in the front decal of the machine. Tikka refers also to "tikki", stitch in finnish.
    Tikka sewing machines were sold widely in Finland and in Soviet Union. They were made as treadles (1946-1964) and electric (1946-1967).
    The quality of the machines was a bit questionable, according to my source, and some of the salesmen were accused of espionage (they tried to recruit persons from the finnish military people).
    Tikka is an interesting part of industrialisation of my country and interesting to vintage SM ethusiasts. I do not own one, but perhaps I should, someday maybe.
    Very interesting background! I would like to find one of these myself. Thanks for the information!

    pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charq View Post
    I need a little help. I have cleaned every part on my new featherweight but I can't get the throat plate off. One of the screws is frozen. Does anyone have an idea how I can remove the screw without causing any damage?
    I had a Singer 301 with the same problem. I drowned it in sewing machine oil and let it sit for a day or 2 and then the screw came out, you can also try getting some oil in there from underneath too.
    Sharon W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I had a Singer 301 with the same problem. I drowned it in sewing machine oil and let it sit for a day or 2 and then the screw came out, you can also try getting some oil in there from underneath too.
    Sharon W.
    heat it a little if it still doesn't work
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Happy Valentines day, everyone. Just to show that vintage sewing is the epitome of romance, I give you this:
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    What a great card Makitmama, Do you ladies dress like this when you sew?
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    If the guy giving me flowers dresses like the guy in the photo, sure.
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    What a great card Makitmama, Do you ladies dress like this when you sew?
    They might not, but I sure do!
    ~G~

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    That's a very handsome couple. I wonder what year it was taken. Late teens to early 20s?



    Joe

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    that is pretty typical of 20's postcards. I have about 900 vintage images, and keep an eye on the market---this one is currently on the bay. I am not interested in it- do any of you want me to post any others?
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    I have bought in the past from this gentleman. http://stores.ebay.com/dutch-anton-p...&_sid=14658954
    Cil



    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    Happy Valentines day, everyone. Just to show that vintage sewing is the epitome of romance, I give you this:
    Is that machine a Singer W9 or a Wheeler &Wilson? Cute card!

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    I wish I had basement for this machine. It sounds like it was well loved at one time since it was used to make costumes for the SFO Ballet Co. Whoever owns it now seems to have it all ready for someone else to be the new steward. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/for/3607284221.html

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