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Refurbished Vintage Sewing Machine Cases

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

Refurbished Vintage Sewing Machine Cases

Anyone familiar with vintage sewing machines likely knows the look (and smell) of the old carrying cases. These old cases were covered with a contact paper with fibers, sometimes intended...

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Quarter-Inch Piecing Feet

Posted by Janet Szabo on

Quarter-Inch Piecing Feet

Quilter and vintage machine enthusiast Janet Szabo shares her experience with presser feet for piecing.

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Singer 15 & Clones: Tension Mechanism Assembly

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Singer 15 & Clones: Tension Mechanism Assembly

Tension mechanisms aren't terribly difficult once you understand the assembly order. Janet takes us through the steps with excellent photos and description.

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 3: Reassembly

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Reconditioning a Singer 15-30 - Part 3: Reassembly

Part 3 of a beginner's tutorial on disassembling, cleaning, polishing, and reassembling a Singer 15 model sewing machine.

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 4: Finishing

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 4: Finishing

If you are joining this series here on Part 4, you may want to check out: Part 1: The Handle Part 2: Removing Fabric Part 3: Sanding & Wood Repair...

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 3: Sanding & Wood Repair

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 3: Sanding & Wood Repair

In part 3 of this series, we prepare the wood surface of a vintage Singer 99 case and perform minor wood repairs.

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 2: Removing Fabric

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 2: Removing Fabric

In Part 2 of this series, we remove the fabric from a vintage Singer 99k carrying case.

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Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 1: The Handle

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

Reconditioning a Singer 99 Case - Part 1: The Handle

Follow along as we beautify the handle of a vintage Singer 99 case. Part 1 in a series.

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