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  1. Mazzy1988


    Hi, new here and new to leather working and heavy machines, minus my old singer 96k. (But been working as seamstress at menswear shop 11years so have a general knowledge of sewing) I have just bought a second hand singer 45k89 but it only came with the one foot. I am wondering if anyone can help me find more feet and possibly a bobbin winder that attaches to the machine body (not the table, if that makes any sense) I have asked a company called college sewing online but they have ignored my message and I’ve scoured eBay and I’m only finding bobbins and cases. So thought I’d ask a forum of people who know! Thanks in advance any help is much appreciated!
  2. Singer 144W201 long arm industrial sewing machine. $1100 cash, local pick up only. Consider trade for Tippmann Boss with accessories and bench. -20" arm, this machine is massive and heavy -for canvas, leather, upholstery -compound feed walking foot -no reverse -straight stitch -single needle -adjustable stitch length -very large bobbins
  3. Gregg From Keystone Sewing

    Lot of 12 Singer 78-3 and Consew 28 mix

    ***As is where is, new parts may be limited, some machines missing parts*** Does NOT include drip pan, knee lifter, bobbin winder thread stand or any machine trimmings, price is for heads only. Not all machines are complete and some are expected to be used for parts. Some are complete machines as seen.
  4. jakeyb99

    Singers 97/10

    Singer 97/10 for sell. Asking $4000, it is in excellent condition sews great and runs smooth. It comes with several extra needles. I can get more pictures upon request, any questions please ask. I have 5 of these machines and I will steeply discount them to anyone who wants to buy multiple. I also have a champion shoe machine and several 7/33 machines.
  5. Jsanders50hd


    Just acquired this singer 111wsv31 looking to find out some history if anybody knows anything. All I can find is by SN# it's pre 1940'. The W is made in Bridgeport, CT and the SV is what some call "special variety" or custom made for customer. From what I can tell this is the predicessor to the 144w201. It's a 20" throat with no reverse. It seems that it takes quite a few normal 111w parts but obviously there's many that aren't. It sews beautifully and has some unique cast iron legs with the singer insignia casted onto them. Anything helps. Probably going to sell if anyone's interested. And I'm sure this being my first post to the site... I'm probably in the wrong spot. Thanks in advance
  6. I recently got a Singer 45k25 machine up and running. Ive got a standard presser foot on it now. Works great. However, Id like to try out a roller foot. Unfortunately, I can't find one anywhere. Does anyone have any leads on where to find one? Could I fit one that is meant to go on another sewing machine? Anyone selling?
  7. Therese

    Singer 216G

    Looking at one for medium weight leather - wondering about its ability to handle #69 bonded nylon thread. Looks like max needle size is 16, which should be OK, I think. I've seen it sewing through several layers of webbing, but the thread was a lighter weight. Any advice or insights, folks? Many thanks for your wisdom!
  8. If this needs to be in the "HOW DO I DO THAT" forum Apologies- Im not sure where to put it! Hello guys and gals- hope all are warm and dry-ish if youre caught up in the vortex! Got a question about a machine I am starting to use- Im trying to "learn" techniques and playing with lighter thinner 2-3 oz upholstery leather and upholstery weight canvas. So its not strictly about leather. But so far this forum has been the spot-on resource about everything else Ive done for research and investigation for machines so here goes! So I have a Singer 4411 (Domestic heavy). Like the machine but can NOT figure out the "birds nesting" issues- I will post more today including pictures- but to start: Re-threaded the UPPER side multiple times making sure thread is in the tension springs on the take-up arm and thread path. re-wound the bobbin as well and re-installed it to rotate counter-clockwise (per manual) tried holding tension on the threads when I start adjusted thread tension dial from upper to lower range (on this machine from 5-ish to between 2-3) went UP in tension as well from the 4-5 range to about an 8 (this just broke threads faster) using same thread weight on upper and lower- Coats and Clark extra strong 100% nylon that is "70 TEX" size or 3 ply 15 weight different colors in bobbin and top to see the difference in tensions/nesting using 18 needle size with "diamond tip" and its installed correctly (flat of needle to rear with groove on rear and threaded from front) Problems are: thread breaking in the upper take up arm and needle needle jams and will not advance- when I get needle out its a birds nest of top thread loops What am I doing wrong? (Besides trying to learn to sew!- HA!) Thoughts? Pictures when I can get to the camera later today!
  9. Howdy, Long time prowler, first time poster. I'm having an issue with my sewing machine. Im runnin' a Singer 111W155 industrial walking-foot machine and for some reason the bottom stitch will bunch. I've add a picture for reference. Is this a problem with my machines timing? Or have I set the tension incorrectly? The top stitch looks fantastic. Also I notice that in the areas where this occurs the machine tends to buck and needs a little extra gusto to take the next step. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  10. Willbury

    Parts for singer 236W wanted

    Wondering if anyone has an old damaged machine they’d be willing to sell some parts from, or could direct me towards a source for parts. I’ve circled the two parts from the manual attached. I’m specifially looking for the pulley lock nut #17 and the Segment ring #19 I do also need a connection belt but I have found these online.
  11. In search of a Singer 114w103. I know, I know, they are hard to find. Willing to pay shipping etc. or pick up in real life. I live in Texas but will travel. Have a wonderful day.
  12. Trying to figure out how to adjust the stitch length in a way other than with the manual states. As you can see by the attached photo, that’s just not going to work. If anyone can help me out I sure would appreciate it.
  13. I am new with this machine, I am having some issues with backside of the stiching and somtimes on the top, other time the top stitch looks great. I am using 210 on the top and 135 in bobbin. Any help is much appreciated!
  14. Hi everyone, I have a Singer 45K58 with the serial number F5760485 (at least that is what it looks like). From the number matches a 45K from early 1914, which is a wee bit confusing as I would have expected its listing to be 45K58 rather than a generic 45K? Also the machine looks more modern than the ones of that era that I have seen, and is finished in hammered blue/green, rather than black. Any help, enlightenment or suggestions welcomed Thank you, Harry
  15. johnbigsby

    Singer 132k6 hook help

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a singer 132k6 and have gradually been moving through the machine and fixing some minor issues. I'm stuck on how to set the hook-needle gap. At the moment I'm using organ 214 system needles and the hook grazes the needle which I'm sure is the reason I'm dropping stitches. I don't see a lot of room for adjustment of the lateral position of the hook, but I'm sure an adjustment like this must be possible. I see 3 screws on the hook itself which I imagine are used to set the position of the hook relative to the needle travel, but are these also used to set the gap? Has anyone worked with these machines before? Do I need to try a different needle system? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Best, John
  16. Divisionandco

    Singer 51w 55

    Hi all - thanks for welcoming me to your community here. This forum has been an excellent resource on my sewing machine refurbishing projects. Ive recently acquired a Singer 51w 55, it is a post bed machine. I got it from an old timer who used it for years and years doing govt. contract work. It was relatively well maintained but is running pretty rough. This is a machine I really want to do a full refurb on, but am a little nervous as parts are proving difficult to find. I started off with an issue where the stitch length adjustment knob has broken off of the threads to attach it to the handwheel. This was eventually solved with a set of screws just under the top plate. I guess I’m just curious what some recommendations would be to start on this thing, what are the first steps I take to a full clean and refurbish?
  17. Selling 1912 Industrial German Singer 29-4 Lether Patching Sewing Machine. It has the original stand can be operated manually or can use the small motor that we have added. We are closing down the Shop and need to sell. More photos at If interested in this or any other item on the list below please email me We also have (click on the links for more photos. 1940 Hunter Century Fan 1912 Singer 29-4 G Sewing machine with Oscillating Shuttle with stand, and original table Auto-Soler Landis 12 Model G Paragon Model 1 1930 cast iron stretcher Landis finisher 1947 Singer 17-30 leather sewing machine with motor PFAFF Sewing Machine walking 2 legs. Vintage Metal Round Nail holder Carousel Grizzly cobble shoe stand with 7 attachments 4' wooden draws Landis 5 in 1
  18. I am looking for information on the Singer 46K38 from 1948. All I could find is the below link that states it is for "turned slipper work" up to 1000 stitches per minute, but the brochure looks to be from a 3rd party, not Singer. ISMAC does not even list the 46K38. I am looking to primarily use it for making light fur and leather gloves, but it would be a bonus if it could be used to make medium or heavy weight work gloves as well. Any input is welcome, as I am new to this type of work/hobby. The good news is that it works and is complete with a table, light, 400V motor (German 2 phase) and is only an hour drive from me. The bad news is I don't have 400V in my work area and will have to get a new motor if the current motor is not 230/400V compatible. Thanks in advance.
  19. Industrial Singer Sewing Machine, 44-10 - $175, Needs a Tension Spring that can easily be purchased online for a few dollars. Used for sewing leather handbags, clothing Industrial Singer Zig Zag 107W1 - $300 (photo is showing a missing plate, but I have the plate) Tables available for either machine. No motors. Pickup only in Hudson, Massachusetts Serious inquiries can email me:
  20. Any ideas on how to fix this issue on a singer 7-34? We just replaced the needle and adjusted the tension but it seems like maybe something is going on with the bobbin? Thanks in advance!
  21. AdamPCain

    Singer 241-12

    So I picked up an old Singer 241-12 off of craigslist with the table and motor I cleaned it up and all it needs it a new check spring for the tensioner and belt. The belt on it was made of leather, I have never seen a motor like this set up below. It's an electric motor that just engages with pressure from the foot pedal. Can anyone give me more info on this motor setup I researched it and came up empty handed. I do plan on replacing it with a servo motor I also know I need high rpms for the oil to flow. I could't pass this up it looked clean and it was only $75. The woman that sold it to me said it was her mothers that just passed, she made a living using the machine as seamstress. Thanks for any info
  22. Ive been making leather wallets and tool holsters by hand for years. I read here to look for a singer 211. My dreams came true. I purchased a singer 211g166 this weekend for 150.00. It comes with its table. Its old clutch motor has been replaced with a brand new 3/4 horse servo system. Drove 1 1/2 hours each way to get it Ive never used a sewing machine before. Whats the first thing i should do?

    Thank you accepting me.

    Hello and Thank you excepting me into the Group. I have just acquired a 111W SV14 Industrial Singer sewing Machine. With stand/table and some other accessories. Assorted string, one needle and 6 different size scissors.. The machine was in a garage for 13 years that I know of. I acquired it from a 92 yr old lady who told me it was her husbands father machine. I have since cleaned it and re-oiled and greased it. I am waiting on a new timing belt which should be here tomorrow via USPS. The original one broke while I turned it by hand to make sure it was not locked up. Interesting way they made the timing belt back in the day. Looks to be a nylon string with three heavy wire clips per tooth. The closest machine to mine that I have found researching it is the 111W101. I have reconditioned the table lamp and string base for the spool tree. I have not touch the machine head except for cleaning and re-greasing it. The lacquer paint is chipped and scratched on the head but it is original and definitely shows it was a machine that was well used a lot in it's hay day. I would love to learn more about it. But we all know this SV model and many others have no records available. Would love to share pictures of my project, but Sorry my photos are to big to upload here. they are 2mb each or a little bigger. Thank you again Sam
  24. Hi, I am new to the forum and have been reading around. Lots of great info here! I have recently inherited a Singer Patcher 29k71 that used to belong to my grand father who used to be a cobbler. He had lots of those, unfortunately, he ended up selling most of the old machines but fortunate for me, this one survived and was passed down to me. I was able to get it completely restored and repaired but i still cant get it to sew properly. I know the problem but i dont know how i can fix it. Problem is that it is timed properly but it constantly gets jammed because the thread ends up under the shuttle carrier. as such, i ordered a replacement shuttle carrier (not an original part) and installed it but i still have the same problem. I was able to get it to sew a few times but it ends up jamming in the end. What i noticed is that the bearing between the shuttle carrier and the driving pinion seems to stick up a little too much. As such the shuttle carrier is too high? Other thing i was thinking is that the hole on the shuttle carrier where you put the set screw is too low and when fastened on the driving pinion and there is too much play. Or the driving pinion is worn down and there is too much play. Either way, before i buy anything else, i could really use some help. Thanks! Andre
  25. Hello all, I just picked up my first sewing machine, an old Singer 78-3. It seems to be in good functional order, but the prior owner only did upholstery. It came with a ton of standard point needles, but none of the cutting point needles for leather. Looking at the manual, it says the needle variety is "16x100" for leatherwork. I have not been able to find these anywhere, and none of the compatibility tables I have found list alternatives. Does anyone have experience with what needles this machine takes, or can point me in the direction of where to find the old 16x100 type? I would like to run up to the 138 thread I have read that this machine is capable of, which sounds like either a size 22 or 23, correct? Thanks!