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Singer sewing machine on its last needle LOL

Posted by phyllis_philodendron (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 9, 08 at 17:06

I have a Singer 5050C sewing machine that I'm trying to quilt with and it's ready to die. I realize that's a lot of consecutive stitching that it probably can't handle, but I have oiled it before (although not the motor) and even had it serviced a while back and it was worse than ever. It's slower than molasses, even when sewing garments.

I want something that's not to crazy in price but can obviously do mostly garment sewing with the occasional quilt. I looked at Berninas and crap, the accessory feet could be as much as nearly $70! I know I could go used, but wonder the feasibility of trying to get the other one fixed or what - and what brands are better than others. Although I've been sewing for years, I don't know much about the inner workings/technical specs of sewing machines. I would like something with accessory feet and a buttonhole feature that actually works, but all the decorative stitches aren't really necessary.

I had an old Singer Touch 'n Sew before and had quilted on that, and the motor never gave me problems. I guess they just don't make 'em like they used to!

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RE: Singer sewing machine on its last needle LOL

So, you need straight stitches and maybe a zig-zag? I'd go vintage if I were you.


RE: Singer sewing machine on its last needle LOL

Do any of them do button holes - or can you still often find button hole accessories?

Any good vintage brands to consider?

RE: Singer sewing machine on its last needle LOL

You can still get button hole attachments for them, although you do have find them used. Ebay usually has several at any given time. Singer's always a safe way to go in truly old machines (1950 or earlier.)


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