A Singer Featherweight? Do you sew with this machine these days, Jo? Pretty cool....
No, its not a Featherweight, its a Singer 66,and every Singer has a serial number ; you go to the Singer website and type the number it you will get the year it came off the line. This one was 1942. The instruction book shows a treadle machine, then this one. I just love this machine!Jo
my mom had one just a few years newer than that one. i wish i still had it, just for sentimental reasons.
Nice one! They are so from times gone. We love it. Have a wonderful Wednesday.Best wishes Molly
Our MOM actually learned to sew on a Singer TREADLE machine... like 87 bazillion years ago. She has a spiffy Viking now...
She's a real beauty. I'll bet she even purrs!
Just like my Mother's. Once my Granny's, I believe. My Dad also used it, when Mother was out, to mend the sails of his dinghy, and we kids were sworn to secrecy, but he always ended up breaking the needle so she found out anyway! Cheers, Gail.
Wow, back then Singer really knew how to make a sewing machine. My last Singer was a piece of junk that spent more time in the shop than sewing.
Sewing Machine?? What's THAT?Never seen one of those in my house befores!! BOLKisses,Ruby
I still have my Nana's ... Just like yours :-) IT WORKS TOO.. it's the one she taught me to sew with......... Grumpy :-) NO :-) :-) We all get up on a soap box when we get grumpy down here.. then you would really know it :-) Lovely to see your sewing machine. :-) x x x happy days and memories x
OMD, Mom has one like that. It used to be her Mom's and it was set in a table of some sort. Grandma had it made into a portable, but our Mom says it is way too heavy for her to move. She has a smaller portable Singer, but it is broken:(Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
What ever happened to sewing things? I suspect in todays throw it away world they're not used much anymore. This one looks just like the one my mom had...:)
Troutbirder, the world is full of people who are sewing today. Myself I like to piece quilts, no, not from worn out scraps but classy new 100% cotton fabric you buy in a quilt shop. Many women are sewing their own clothing, and a few years ago I liked to sew sports wear for my son and sweatshirts for myself. Its relaxing, its fun, and you can make exactly what you want, not having to buy whats on the rack.Cheers,JoBy the way, there are men who are doing arty style quilts, too, Google for Men Quilters!
We have one that looks just a bit more modern than that one, but not much. It was my mother's.
I stand educated. :) My spouse has a friend who ocassionally sews for her. And I have a male farmer friend who knits. He as pancreatic cancer and can't do farmwork any more.
Hey Jo, Stella and Zkhat, We've been having nothing but rain and thunderstorms all week. But I think I'd rather have that than the snow!! Great picture of the sewing machine! Happy Thursday!
Howdy Jo, I remember my dear sweet mum had a machine very like that one. Sadly, I can't remember whatever happened to it. No worries, and love, Carol
This looks just like the machine my grandmother taught me to sew on, except hers was in a floor stand type cabinet...and she had had it converted to electric from an old treadle. Does this mean new quilting projects are underway?