1956 401A singer sewing machine

1956 401A singer sewing machine

My new toy: a year-old Singer Sewing machine. I found it on a shelf of a vac-n-sew. It turned out to be a good, cheap vacuum that lasted for two years. Found another good, cheap vacuum cleaner and there, on the shelf, was the sewing machine, reconditioned and ready to sew. The price was unbeatable. This workhorse is tested and not all that easy to find!

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Singer sewing machines have a long and rich history, dating as far back as These beautiful machines have evolved over the years but are still standing the test of time. Some of the older models are highly sought after by collectors and sewing enthusiasts. You might have picked up a rare antique. So, how old is my Singer sewing machine? To identify when a model was made, you need to first find the Singer sewing machine serial number.

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I’ve had one of these since and have sewn hundreds and hundreds of items on it. It’s a real workhorse. The only thing it’s not great on is slippery knits so I pull out my little basic Brother machine for those. I trust the grandaughter will enjoy using it. This is one of my favorite Singer machines. The other one I love is the , which only stitches a straight stitch. I actually have the A in my office in a cabinet. I use it mostly for mending, but I do love it.

The motor is strong and fast! GD will love it!!! Elizabeth, I have one of these.

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A large number of people have discovered the benefits of older sewing machines. Whether it’s because they are simple enough to maintain and repair with common handtools, or strong enough to sew thicker fabrics without hesitation, or just because they are plentiful, cheap, and fun to collect. This site is dedicated to passing on information to make your experience more enjoyable. The A is the by far, my favorite vintage sewing machine. I get excited each time I see one, and I usually bring it home.

Presser Foot GAUGE for the Singer Featherweight & Regular price: $ Electronic Foot Controller, for Singer A. Regular price: $

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I did a motor repair , which failed and the machine is now treadle only. That one has had a long, hard life, but is very free running and still precise in the way it sews. My second had been in a cabinet and was hardly used.


The important ladies in my life knew how to stitch and passed their love of stitching and knowledge onto me. My Mother knew how to fashion home decor items and clothing for kids and adults. My Grandmother spent many years working in Silk-o-Lina, a ladies wear, sewing goods and alterations store. She was well trained and practised with a sewing machine and thread. My favourite aunt knew how to turn fabric into dolls and toys that I still cherish today.

I am indebted to these talented ladies for sharing their knowledge and their patience as I learned the skills of the trade. When things get crazy and the chaos of life creeps in, I pull out yarn and needles or dig into my fabric stash for something that inspires me to stitch up a skirt, a pillow, or a nifty new bag. Only once in my stitching career have I owned a brand new machine. It was an entry level Pfaff that served me well for ten years.

Sadly, the transmission blew and it was quickly shipped off to the sewing machine graveyard. My Mom, an expert bargain hunter, found an old Baycrest branded Riccar circa early s sewing machine to replace the Pfaff. Little did I know that this solution would lead to a lifelong love of vintage sewing machines. The offerings are shiny and new, but complicated and difficult to work with.

Singer 401a

Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community. Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Please enter a question. This is a nice looking, light weight and solid state-style electronic foot control. The cord has 2 round plug pins to plug into the machine.

For a little background on the model A’s history, my research reveals that “In Singer built a new plant in Anderson, South Carolina for manufacturing a.

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I’ve been meaning to get the sewing room organized, but it hasn’t been a high priority. There’s a mediocre newish early ‘s sewing machine in a cabinet that it sorta fit in, the solid metal 70’s Kenmore that didn’t have a cabinet, a solid White treadle and a few other sewing machines here and there although they need refurbishing or repair before they’d be useful.

Then Saturday came along and there was an estate sale. A nice unassuming black box followed me home and events from that has changed a lot of things. Nice black box, couple of silver hasps, a handle and it doesn’t weigh that much either. Kinda the sorta thing you’d expect to find a telescope or some sort of lab equipment in?

Maybe some sort of metering equipment?

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