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”

A Tutorial – Removing and Cleaning the Bobbin Case on a Singer 201-2

The Singer 201 is known as Singer’s “Rolls Royce” of Singer sewing machines. It is undeniably a quiet, powerful, smooth running “professional grade” sewing machine capable of forming a beautiful straight stitch. The 201 was manufactured in the late 1920’s thru the late 1950’s and the sewing mechanisms remained unchanged throughout production. There are manyContinue reading “A Tutorial – Removing and Cleaning the Bobbin Case on a Singer 201-2”

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”

A Simple (But in Depth) Comparison – The Difference’s Between a Singer 201-2 and a Singer 15-91

I have seen this topic more than once… Folks comparing the Singer Model 201-2 to the Singer Model 15-91. problem is, for many of the comparisons the information is not complete enough to be useful, or at least the comparison is not “apples to apples”. I thought that I would weigh in and give youContinue reading “A Simple (But in Depth) Comparison – The Difference’s Between a Singer 201-2 and a Singer 15-91”

Restoration of a 1952 Vintage Singer Model 201-2 Sewing Machine – A Gift for Pat

This restoration is for a Singer model 201-2 with serial number AL293805. It was one of fifteen thousand 201’s commissioned for manufacture on December 18, 1952 and it has a story… actually it has two stories. The first is its history. This 201 was purchased new and given by a man as a gift toContinue reading “Restoration of a 1952 Vintage Singer Model 201-2 Sewing Machine – A Gift for Pat”