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!”

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 1953 Vintage 201-2 Sewing Machine

You don’t have to search hard to find many sources that claim that the Singer 201 is the best straight stitch sewing machine ever produced… some say in the World. It’s not hard to believe from where I sit, and it is the reason I love restoring them… to experience how a 201 ran whenContinue reading “Restoration of a 1953 Vintage 201-2 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”