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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Vintage sewing machine tables? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Date: 4/14/10 2:58 PM

Hi to the collectors out there,

Are any vintage sewing machines that do not require a stand/table?
I may be interested in getting one in the nearest future and was wondering if there was any model/make that will fit on my sewing table. I have limited space.

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Date: 4/14/10 3:47 PM

There are many that will fit on top of sewing table with just their own case. I have Singer 306K that sits on top of my table very well with just the bottom of the case. My sister has a Kenmore that does the same thing as does her Singer 503A...just depends on which one she wants to sew with which one she has on the table. Cases are relatively inexpensive...a basic plastic one is about $29.95 in our area. Hope that helps.

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Date: 4/14/10 4:18 PM

I bought a vintage sewing machine from Jenny of Sew Classic & she made me a wood frame for it to sit in... as it didn't have a case or table. No room in my house for a table so it worked out fine. The frame is solid wood & the machine fits in perfectly. Doesn't shake or anything.
I bought a plastic carrying case to house it in when I'm not using it. Available from your dealer, Walmart or online.

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Date: 4/15/10 9:22 AM

Quote: mamaore

Are any vintage sewing machines that do not require a stand/table?

Several of my vintage machines are portable and have their own carrying cases. You have to watch out for the old cases as sometimes the draw catches on the side and the handle on top have weak attachment to the cases due to decay over time. Most of mine are fine, but always check before picking one up by the handle. You can get replacement plastic ones (from Jenny at Sew-Classic, Amazon, and even Walmart, IIRC).

That having been said, "portable" for a vintage machine other than the aluminum-bodied Singers (and similar machines) is portable in the sense that your microwave oven is portable. You can pick it up and heft it onto the table.Because of this, most of these vintage machines really do work BEST in a cabinet.
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Date: 4/15/10 2:12 PM

My Singer 301A sits flat on a table. It has a handle on top, and it's not too heavy. It came with a metal bracket that makes it fit in a cabinet, but the bracket pops off once you figure out what lever to push.

Actually, I think that's why it was in the thrift shop for $25--in the bracket, it didn't sit flat, and kind of rocked around on the shelf. Also, it was 1990, so thrift-store shoppers couldn't look it up on their iPhones to figure out how much it goes for on eBay. ;-) Anyway, I've used it for 20 years on whatever desk or table happens to be in a good place for me to sew.

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