Just like in garment construction, fit is key. Presser feet are no different.
Usually when people talk about presser feet, they're talking about the whole slew of feet types that accomplish different specialty functions like zipper feet, or buttonhole feet. However, regardless of function, each presser foot attaches to your machine at the shank via a thumbscrew or a separate mounting mechanism. Over the years, shank shape and height have evolved depending on the manufacturer. More importantly, each machine only works with presser feet made for its specific shank type. Read More
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Singer Deluxe Monogrammer--one of my favorite vintage attachments. Today, we'll be taking a look at the Monogrammer by Singer, a smaller and more common slant shank attachment that comes packaged with a complete set of letters. Read More
One of the things I love most about vintage sewing machines is the incredible array of attachments available. The equivalent of tech gadgets of today, it never ceases to amaze me what these mechanical wonders of yore can accomplish with relatively simple mechanisms and extraordinary ingenuity. Read More
Love or hate it, the Singer 500a is easily one of the most iconic sewing machines ever made. Designed during the height of America's space craze with a full complement of futuristic style-lines accented by brown and gold, this retro sci-fi relic is aptly nicknamed "The Rocketeer." Read More
On the topic of portables, there are two Singers that stand tall above all others, the famous 1/2 size Singer 221 Featherweight (including it's various incarnations) and it's full size cousin the Singer 301a. Today I'll discuss the later. Read More