January 13, 2010

A Christmas Present: Singer 201-2

Filed under: sewing — Tags: , , — Lady M Quilts @ 11:15 am

This is what my darling hubby bought me for Christmas.  It is a 1938 Singer 201-2.  Isn’t she lovely??

She came with several attachments.  A ruffler, a zipper foot, a bias binder, a rolled hem and the long one on the left that I’m not sure what it does.  It looks very interesting and useful, though.

The paint and decals are pristine.  It’s almost as if she sat in a closet for most of her life.  And the scrollwork faceplate just makes me smile everytime I see it.

The stitching is lovely.  The 201-2 is a straight stitch only machine.  Even on the “straight” stitch, a zig zag machine stitches will be just slightly off center.  But a true SS machine like the 201 will make stitches that are precise and truly straight.

This is not the best picture of the stitches my 201 makes.  This is stitched on a lightweight denim and I think I need to change the needle.

This brings my total number of vintage machines to 5:  three singers (this 201, a 415 and my 501 Rocketeer), a Remington Singer clone from the 50’s and the Elna Supermatic.  It’s just so hard to resist a lovely old machine that needs a caring home.

One last pic of her shiny Singer badge.

Well, enough drooling, lol.  I have several dresses to make and some skirts from the thrift store to “remodel”.  Plus we start back to our homeschool co-op tomorrow.  Next time, I’ll share some of the knitting I’ve been doing.  🙂


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