Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Singer Sewing Machine 15 - 90

I have done some searching around to find out more about my new machine. I found a very helpful group at Vintage Singers, a Yahoo Group who were able to look at pictures and let me know that my machine is a 15 -90. It is a dress making machine. It is very similar to the 15-91. Vintage Singers Yahoo Group has extensive files including much information about old machines. I was able to download a manual for the machine there, and also a repair manual. So now I think I'm ready to make something . . . as soon as I have a little more time.

I learned that most older Singers didn't have their model number written anywhere on it. I found a guide to pre-1960 Singer Sewing machines, to help you identify the model.

I found a cool animation of how the rotating hook assembly works and locks the two threads together neatly in the middle of the fabric

I've learned this machine can do free motion quilting, possibly even better then a modern machine because there is more room.

It uses needles and bobbins and feet that are still available.

2 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

La Tea Dah said...

How wonderful to find a Singer sewing machine group. I'd love to join as well --- I have two old Singers and don't know much about them. It's always fun to learn. I found a Singer repair shop here in town, so if you discover you need parts for yours, let me know and I'll see if I can find the number.

Life is extremely busy here! The youngest is graduating from college the same week-end as the university graduation. Lots of company and things to do to get ready. I still don't have a kitchen. . .


Kay said...

Wow !
It has been a long time since I visited last time. I sended an email but there was no reply so I'm wirting on your blog. I'm going to the Philippines on June 23th. I want to know about your daily life these days!
Send me an email.
Take care~
- Kay