Beautiful Kenmore 542 Vintage Sewing Machine

Out of the myriad Kenmore sewing machines that came out of Japan during the last century, this one is among my very favorites. I have to admit that much of that is because she's just so pretty. But pretty doesn't impress me much if the machine, herself, isn't worthy.

This one is, indeed, worthy. She's a very well designed machine, strong and fast, with some great features like the steel-gear-driven hook, the 1.2 Amp motor, and the drop-in stitch pattern cams. She also has a bed-mounted feed drop control, an instant-release sewing foot pressure adjuster that resets with another touch, and a bed-mounted sewing lamp switch, right where it's most convenient.

She uses universal needles and standard class 15 bobbins, the most common in the world, and available everywhere, and she'll come with a set of two-sided pattern cams and an array of accessories, too.

We've been deep inside this beautiful machine and we've handled her parts as we scrubbed and polished them. We look for problems or potential problems and we test each assembly as we reassemble it. When she was all back together, we tested her to be sure that everything is working as it should. She's running and sewing like a new machine.

Although she's got plenty of chips in her finish, they've been sealed and her exterior polished, so if you're looking for a "show" machine, this may not be the one for you. If, however, you're looking for a beautiful machine to be your sewing companion and to create on, she may just the one for you.

If your shipping address is in the lower 48 states of the US, we'll pay the shipping, and because we believe in these built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this lifetime guaranty: If you ever have a problem with this machine, bring or send her back to us and if it's something that we can fix, we'll fix it for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

You can read the details of our guaranty on our website. It's short and in plain English.

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