• Sewing,  Tutorials,  Videos

    Video: Singer 127 and Singer 128 Threading and Identification Guide

    In this video threading guide, I’ll be showing you how wind the bobbin, how to prepare the shuttle, and how to thread the Singer 128 and Singer 127 sewing machines. If you have a knee pedal version, I’ll also show you how to to install the knee bar lever. I’ll perform the demonstration on my model 128. The model 128 can be considered the little sister of the model 127, which is the same machine except at ¾ the size.  There are another pair of similar machines, model 27 and model 28, which are often confused.  If you’re not sure which one you have, scroll to the bottom of this…

  • Reviews,  Videos

    Sewing Machine Showcase – Singer 237

    I picked up the Singer 237, a gem of a basic sewing machine, while travelling to pick up my Singer Featherweight machine for my wedding anniversary.  While shopping for the Featherweight, I found this machine with its dirty case looking sad and lonely.  It was labeled with a sticker that simply said “not working, $9.99.”  I had a 30% off coupon so I figured I would take a chance on this machine and take it home with me; if worse came to worst, I could always donate it back to another thrift store locally to give someone else a shot. When I plugged in the machine, it actually did work but the tension was…

  • Reviews,  Sewing

    Sewing Machine Showcase – Singer 301

    My Singer 301 sewing machine has become my favourite sewing machine for piecing quilts.  It’s one that I would recommend to any quilter looking for a solid straight stitch machine. I never really sought out the Singer 301 – it wasn’t on my list of must-haves.  I had read great things about the machine, but I didn’t think that I actually needed to seek it out because I had machines that could do the same things that the 301 could.  So why did I add this machine to my collection? The Back Story of My Singer 301 I wrote a post recently about my two Singer Featherweight machines.  My first Featherweight was missing…

  • Reviews,  Sewing

    Sewing Machine Showcase – Singer 99

    Last year while thrifting I picked up this vintage sewing machine with case. I was instantly drawn in by the case, which had this beautiful Singer handle and a two-colour design in beige and brown. I couldn’t resist bringing this machine home with me. The Singer 99K is the 3/4 size version of the Singer 66K that I already have in my collection.  I love having both of these machines because the 99 is like the little sister of the 66.  My 66 is in a cabinet while the 99 is fairly lightweight in comparison and is portable.  The base serves as both the base of the sewing machine and the…

  • Reviews,  Sewing,  Tutorials

    Vintage Singer Buttonholer Tool Demonstration

    When I purchased my second-hand Singer 66, it came with a very handy buttonholer attachment.  I tried it out for the first time while working on a fidget quilt block that needed four buttonholes, and wow, is this attachment ever neat! I’m thankful that the previous owner saved her instructions.  She even the saved original receipt of purchase for $9.95 in 1954, printed in a Canadian Singer Sewing Machine Company location.  I used an inflation calculator from Bank of Canada and discovered that an item that cost $9.95 CAD in 1954 would cost an equivalent of $89.20 CAD in 2015. The attachment comes in a sturdy green plastic case and…