Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Old Singer Sewing Machine

Yesterday I took the tv cabinet out of my sewing room , I was only using it because I didn't want to throw it away and now my MIL can use it so off to her house with it.   I still needed something to put the tv on so I took  the old Singer sewing machine out of the closet and put it in place of the tv cabinet.  I had been wanting to take it out of the closet but didn't know where to put it and over the years it has moved around the house then into the closet!  It is in need of some TLC, maybe some Howard's not sure yet, you can see from the |picture that there are a lot of scratches on the cabinet. 
We have had it for over 15 years, it was my hubby's grandmother's machine.  I have never plugged it in and tried it guess when I first got it I didn't dare and now I realized that the plug needs to be repaired so I will put the test drive on hold.  It doesn't have a presser foot it is run with a knee lever, if you look on the right there is something long and silver running parallel to the machine along the cabinet, that is the lever it just needs to be folded down to use.  I love the cabinet and all the little storage cubbies that are on a hinge along with a place to put spools of thread or bobbins, I still have all the attachments and the owners manual that came with it in the original little Singer box.  When the cord is repaired I will have to give it a whirl! 

There is a nice steady rain outside and I am going to get the stew going and get into my sewing room!


  1. Thanks for the trip down memory lane... that is the exact sewing machine my Mother taught us girls how to sew on. They take a lot of abuse, believe me. Howard will make that look brand new. You can also use some 000 steel wool with it to buff out some of the scratches... but don't forget those are all part of it's story.

    Can't wait until you get her up and running, what a great piece of furniture.

    Have a great day Denise.

    Hugs, Deb

  2. We found an old Singer ~ We traced the manufacturer number and found it was made in 1899. I keep it in our bedroom. I just love old stuff!!
    Hope you are having a good day ~

  3. Thats a great thing to have in your sewing room. I hope you are able to get it going and make use of it. I have my paternal grandmother's old treadle machine. Its been in our storage building for years. I would love to get out and have it refurbished. The cabinet is in really bad shape. Here's a post I did with a picture of it a couple of years ago. You have to scroll down to see it. Its funny that you posted your picture, because I've been thinking about my old machine lately, wondering if it would work.

  4. Hi Denise,
    My grandma had one just like that. I use to love to sew on it when I was a little girl. How are things with you?
    Have a wonderful day.

  5. Hi Denise~
    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I've gone through many tissues this week. LOL!
    The name of the song is Find Your Wings by Mark Harris. Isn't it a wonderful song??

    My grandmother had the same sewing machine, knee lever and all. that's what I learned to sew on! What a nice family heirloom to have in your home. It's a beautiful piece.
    Enjoy this warmer weather, there won't be much more of it.

    Blessings~ Birgit
    ps... I made a nice pot of homemade soup and rolls the night it rained too.


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