It's a strong, lightweight machine that can handle heavy material and even leather, as well as medium and lightweight fabric like silk and sheers.
It's also the first of the Slant-O-Matics, with many features that went into the 401A and 500 series machines like the internal direct-gear-drive motor, built-in sewing light, pop-up throat plate, and the new redesigned body. Slant-O-Matic refers to the canted needle bar and presser foot bar which put your work right out in front for greater visibility and the light is perfectly situated to illuminate your project just right.
It uses standard needles, common slant-needle attachments and the same bobbins as the 221, available pretty much everywhere.
It will come in the Singer grass-cloth, trapezoidal case with leather trim. If you wish we have a cabinet that will accommodate this fine portable machine, sold separately. It will come with the 301 cradle installed so that you can pop your machine out with the press of a lever and slip it into it's carry case to go to quilting group or into the RV. You'll have a choice of styles, too.
It's just come off the restoration bench here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine Restoration and it's running and sewing like a new machine.
Watch the video we've made of it to see how to thread it, sew, drop the feed and release the tension for free motion sewing. It's entertaining and informative!
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.
So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the faceplate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.
We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, and we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.
After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.
Because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guarantee:
If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
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