How to Properly Take Care of Your Sewing Machine
Keep Your Sewing Machine Covered. Dust is the enemy of machinery. Change Needles Regularly. ...
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How Often to Oil
The general rule is to oil the machine after every 8 hours of use. Make it a habit and you will be thanked by subsequent generations who are able to use the machine. Tri-Flow Oil. My favorite. The sewing machine forums are full of people extolling the virtues of this oil, which has Teflon in it to increase its slipperiness, and the straw is the best: It's easy to see the fluid traveling down it so you can predict when the drop will come out, and the drops are the smallest, which gives you better precision.
Superior Lubricant 2oz Drip Bottle
This Teflon oil is great not only for sewing machines, but other items like fishing reels, etc. highly recommend it for most sewing, embroidery, and overlock/serger machines.
Tri-Flow Superior Lubricant provides twice the lubricating power of most competitive brands. Its light viscosity allows for deep penetration into hard to reach moving parts. High grade petroleum oils provide optimum lubrication under extreme temperatures (-60 to 475F) and humidity. Formulated solvents soften and remove dirt and contaminants, while special additives displace moisture and prevent rust and corrosion
Sewing Machine Presser Feet
We have a very large selection of Sewing Machine Presser Feet available
Most machines made since 1980 use snap-on feet. (Except Berninas that have their own style of attaching, and therefore need an adaptor).
If foot is not screwed on, it is a snap-on. All Viking machines are snap-on.
Most Japanese machines are snap-on (Brother).
Singers have snap-on or screw on feet
All Featherweights use low shank feet.
The only thing you need to be concerned with is the type of shank you are working with.
Teflon Feet are available for ease of use with fabrics like vinyl, leather and faux leather we have special feet for the high shank machines that many home quilters use.
The 191’s were a cast iron vertical oscillating hook straight stitch model with reverse stitch and a drop feed capability for free motion work. 191K made in Scotland 191J made in Canada
Slant 301 machine
The 301 was just the beginning of a legendary family of Singer slant needle machines. ... If the needle is straight up and down you have a vertical needle machine. If it angles forward then your machine is a slant needle.
They were first introduced in 1935 and continued in production up until 1961. It was the Singer Manufacturing Company's finest domestic sewing machine.
The 201 came in four different sub-classes in the US.
201-1 - a treadle operated version (much more common than hand cranks in the US)
201-2 - has an electric potted motor
201-3 - has an electric external belted motor
201-4 - uses a hand crank (more common in the UK)
The 201-3 has the usual sewing machine motor that takes a belt.