Restoration of a Vintage 1951 Singer Model 201-2… Meet Belle!

Introduction Meet Belle, she is a Singer model 201-2 and the serial number AK553646 identifies her as a centennial machine commissioned for manufacture on July 26, 1951. What is a centennial machine? Singer began manufacturing sewing machines in 1851. They celebrated their 100th anniversary in 1951 and in commemoration of the event they changed theContinue reading “Restoration of a Vintage 1951 Singer Model 201-2… Meet Belle!”

A Tutorial – One Very Important Disassembly Tip for Your Sewing Machine Restoration

Wow, I haven’t posted for a while but I just can’t get this topic out of my head. Maybe because I have been getting more interest from folks contemplating a restoration on their sewing machine and I am worried they don’t know this very important fact. To me, this blog is like putting a messageContinue reading “A Tutorial – One Very Important Disassembly Tip for Your Sewing Machine Restoration”

Restoration of a 1959 Vintage Singer Model 403A Sewing Machine

Introduction This restoration is for a Singer model 403A sewing machine. The customer purchased the machine as “refurbished” but had difficulty with the machine breaking the top thread when sewing thru multiple layers of fabric. She took the machine into a service repair shop where they oiled the machine and replaced the original foot controllerContinue reading “Restoration of a 1959 Vintage Singer Model 403A Sewing Machine”

Restoration of a 1946 Vintage Singer Model 201-2 Sewing Machine

Introduction This is a custom restoration of a wonderful Singer model 201-2 sewing machine. The story behind this machine is really a testament to the sentimental value and “part of the family” mystique these wonderful vintage sewing machines have. A history built on use and more importantly the fond memories of your mother or grandmotherContinue reading “Restoration of a 1946 Vintage Singer Model 201-2 Sewing Machine”

Restoration of a 1930 Vintage Singer Model 101 Sewing Machine

Introduction To start off, I have been putting off the restoration of this Singer model 101 off for a while. To long actually, because it is a restoration I really wanted to do but just couldn’t get to. My hesitancy is mostly due to the complexity of the machine and the fact that I haveContinue reading “Restoration of a 1930 Vintage Singer Model 101 Sewing Machine”

Restoration of a Vintage 1922 Singer Model 127

Introduction For full transparency and disclosure, this Singer model 127 was my parts machine. It’s beat up, frozen solid due to oil oil varnish, and lack of lubrication… and it missing parts. As much as I hate to admit it, I acquired this machine with the intention of using it as a parts donor. IContinue reading “Restoration of a Vintage 1922 Singer Model 127”

Restoration of an Antique 1919 Singer Model 66 “Red Eye” Sewing Machine

Introduction The Singer model 66 is truly one of Singer’s fine iconic sewing machines. First introduced in America in October of 1902 and produced there until 1956 and was also produced in Scotland as the 66K until 1960. Singer claimed (and many believe) that the Singer model 66 was the first mass produced sewing machineContinue reading “Restoration of an Antique 1919 Singer Model 66 “Red Eye” Sewing Machine”

Restoration of Carole’s 1950 Vintage Singer 201-2… New Paint and Decals

So, this post is a little different from my other restoration blogs. In essence, it is a year long journey of starts and stops. Of finding difficult to find parts, and finally completing the restoration of this 1950 Singer 201-2. Here’s the story… I purchased this 201 for my Wife Carole with the intention ofContinue reading “Restoration of Carole’s 1950 Vintage Singer 201-2… New Paint and Decals”

Restoration of a 1948 Vintage Singer Model 201-2 Sewing Machine

Once again I find myself in front of a Singer 201-2 sewing machine. I also have a cup of coffee that I am nursing as I evaluate it… yep, coffee and sewing machine restoration goes together like peas and carrots. I always enjoy going over these machines to figure out what they need to beContinue reading “Restoration of a 1948 Vintage Singer Model 201-2 Sewing Machine”