Sewing Machines

I thought I’d share some advertisements from an old magazine I have…  The magazine is Pins and Needles.

I thought these add were great – I also use a Bernina Record, so I just had to smile.

You can see other scans over on my blog, I didn’t want to overload you all with heaps of high res images!

Here’s my little baby.


Hello again! I’m back with an update on my adventures cleaning my Singer 66. As I mentioned before, it’s from 1923 and quite dirty, gunky, rusty etc, so I’ve slowly been disassembling and scrubbing everything.

Most recently I took apart everything on the bottom of the machine, cleaned it, and put it back together. I’m a little exhausted from doing the tutorial over on my blog, so I hope you’ll forgive me for just posting a quick before and after here.


I’m not exactly a clean freak, but seeing all the parts shined is extremely satisfying. If you want to see the process, head on over to my blog post!


I’ll try this one more time I think must have done something wrong the first time I wrote this. My husband found these feet at a garage sell and bought them for me. I said,”Cool, now I need a sewing machine to go with them.” He said,”Oh, you mean these won’t work with the machine you have already.” A 2007 Brother from Costco. No, they won’t work. He said get rid of them they only cost 50 cents. A couple months later I found this for 20 bucks.

I was so excited to find a machine that the feet would go to and failed to ask if it worked, and it doesn’t. The motor turns on, but the needle doesn’t move. I tried to figure out if, but I couldn’t. The internet would lead me to believe it’s not worth saving. I found a lot of negative comments about the friction plates going out. My husband suggest I bundle it all up and leave it at the end of the driveway and hope someone takes it. What do ya’ll think?


As long as I can remember I have wanted an old Singer sewing machine. The dream came true a few months ago. Oh joy! I got it along with many other vintage treasures (read more about that here) It is black with a hand crank and I love it.

I was a little unsure of how old the sewing machine was, but Singer has made a very handy list where you can check the serial number and find out what year the machine was made. You can find the list here. My sewing machine is from 1922. How cool is that?

The sewing machine was in good condition, except that it needed a thorough clean. I started on the lid.

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