About Old Singer Sewing Machines
For many things in life, newer is definitely better: think about the roof of your house, for example. However, when it comes to a sewing machine, there are definite advantages to buying an old Singer sewing machine. A machine that has been in use for 50 years or more has definitely proved its reliability. In addition, a vintage Singer sewing machine is bound to be simpler in design than a newer model, and that makes it easier to operate and repair. With just a hand crank, an antique machine operates slower than a modern machine, which is an advantage for a beginning sewer or a child. If you are just looking for a basic machine that can handle hemming, repairs, alterations, and smaller projects, try out a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. This machine, introduced at the World Fair in Chicago in 1933, is a portable, lightweight machine. It comes with a variety of optional accessories, such as an adjustable hemmer, zipper foot, and quilting foot. On eBay, you can find a large inventory of old Singer sewing machines, in all different models and sizes. When you go with a manufacturer with a reputation like Singer's, you can be sure that your new-to-you vintage sewing machine has lots of life left.