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The Joy of Vintage Sewing Machines

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    1. Why to Buy a Vintage Sewing Machine
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    Do you plan to use all the fancy decorative stitches that come standard on new sewing machines? In this lesson, discover the world of vintage sewing machines.

    Do you plan to use all the fancy decorative stitches that come standard on new sewing machines? In this lesson, discover the world of vintage sewing machines.

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    2. Types of Vintage Sewing Machines
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    There are many makes and models of vintage sewing machines. In this lesson, discover the history of Singer, and learn about the evolution of sewing machines!

    There are many makes and models of vintage sewing machines. In this lesson, discover the history of Singer, and learn about the evolution of sewing machines!

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    3. Buying a Vintage Sewing Machine
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    You can get some great deals when shopping for a vintage sewing machine if you know where to look! Learn what to consider, and where to buy, a vintage machine.

    You can get some great deals when shopping for a vintage sewing machine if you know where to look! Learn what to consider, and where to buy, a vintage machine.

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    4. Evaluating a Vintage Sewing Machine
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    Learn the process of evaluating a vintage sewing machine including what to research, tools you need, and the specific items to assess before making a purchase.

    Learn the process of evaluating a vintage sewing machine including what to research, tools you need, and the specific items to assess before making a purchase.

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    5. Vintage Sewing Machine Attachments
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    Learn what attachments were typically included with the original Singer sewing machine and also what were available separately.

    Learn what attachments were typically included with the original Singer sewing machine and also what were available separately.

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14 Comments
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Florence S
I loved this program , and I own 5 vintage sewing machines I can actually sew on and I love them all. Yes I have a "modern " one also, but hardly use it. I especially love my treadle machine . I am a quilter.
Chatterbox Quilts
You sound just like me, Florence! Too many machines and not enough time to sew on all of them. I just got a treadle machine and need to learn how to use it, now that the new belt has been installed. These old machines are great for piecing and free motion quilting too.
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Dot S
I acquired a few vintage machine myself! Just don't have enough hours to use them all, but it's the maintenance I want to learn the most about a singer threadle that I own. Thanks
Chatterbox Quilts
Thanks for the comment, Dot. While the course deals with electric models, the principles of cleaning and maintaining still apply. If you have any specific questions, let me know and I'll try to help you with them.
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KC B
Thank you for your enthusiasm and knowledge! I acquired a vintage Singer sewing machine and now am excited to learn more about it and actually use it!
Chatterbox Quilts
Thanks for commenting, KC. Good luck in learning about and using your vintage machine. Feel free to ask any questions, if you need some help.
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Carrie S
I started this lesson out of curiosity and will be continuing it in the future. I have been blessed to inherit my mothers and grandmothers sewing machines. Moms is from the early 60's and is a singer 600E in a case and my grandmothers was from April 1941. I'm looking forward to being able to get them in good working order.
Chatterbox Quilts
Thanks for the comment, Carrie! It sounds like you're going to have lots of fun rejuvenating those older machines. Let me know if you have any questions or comments as you go through the course.
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Jan F
Great lesson. I really enjoyed it.
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You're welcome, Jan. Glad you enjoyed the lesson and I hope you'll watch the rest of the course too.
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