A Little Restoration
March 30, 2010 § 17 Comments
Quite some time ago a vintage sewing machine was given to me. It’s been sitting in the closet ever since. I’ve been meaning to take it apart, clean and oil it and make it useful again. This week the bug to restore it finally hit. My Grandmother’s old Singer is also sitting in my closet at the moment (another future restoration project!). I’m really intrigued by these old machines. I love my Featherweight!
It is a Singer 319W and one of their earliest zig zag sewing machines. These funny levers remind me of old typewriter keys. I don’t have any of the cams, but it would be fun to hunt them down. I can only sew these five zig zag stitches.
So, needless to say, since this restoration project began not much sewing has been going on. This is what my sewing table looks like at the moment. I’m having a hard time getting screws to move and parts to disassemble. Surprisingly, my Featherweight maintenance book has been quite helpful.
I did, however, get bitten by the Dresden Plate bug. I might have to move my other sewing machine to the dining room table, temporarily, so that I can work on this.