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Fixing to go look at a Vintage Singer
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BrendaJoyce
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Date: 10/14/12 2:08 PM

From what I've been researching, I'm finding out that most people looking for that perfect buttonholer are really liking the vintage Singers. There are even a few tutorials on youtube. I just found one in a classified ad that I'm fixing to go look at, a Singer #15-91. From the pictures, it's a beautiful, non-scratched up vintage 1950 machine, with cabinet. I have been invited to go check it out. If my husband can have a massive gun collection, shouldn't I get one more sewing machine? I don't have that many....could be worse, I used to have that money pit hobby known as "horses." And my sewing machines have never broken any of my bones.

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Date: 10/14/12 7:53 PM

Welcome to Enablers Inc.

After switching and swapping through all the buttonholers I prefer a professional attachment on a zig zag, in my case, a straight shank Pro on a Stylist. But you should buy the 15-91 if it's nice. And show us a photo once you have it, there's a rather large thread here of machines that follow people home.

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Date: 10/14/12 8:55 PM

Consider it a crossover. Singer manufactured guns at some point in history...

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Date: 10/15/12 5:52 AM

I bought it and it's lovely. Not a scratch, bought it from an old timer singer repairman that now sells older models that he cleans up and services. It's in a gorgeous cabinet with matching stool and includes the buttonholer and other attachments. It works like brand new and looks it, too. I'll get a picture up somewhere so y'all can see it. It's an interesting contrast with all my other machines, I need to do a video.

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Date: 10/15/12 6:37 AM

If anyone is interested, here is my youtube channel. I just uploaded a video of all my machines, including my new vintage Singer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66s9seMyl4E&list=UUeb56jDlGhQ2gIaZWqXwpZQ&index=1&feature=plpp_video

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Date: 10/15/12 8:52 AM

Your Youtube channel is private, so no one can access your video.

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Date: 10/15/12 9:05 AM

aww I couldn't look either..not fair...lol

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Date: 10/15/12 10:03 AM

I agree,
My husband has his Hunting Man Cave, with more Archery Stuff than the store i swear, and I have my sewing Room, I have a Brother ULT sewing/embroidery Machine. and Not 1 but 2 of Bernina's 170 and 175 Sewing/ Embroidery machines. and I have a Commercial 15 Needle SWF Embroidery only for doing Custom Aparrel Orders.
So I say if it make you Happy Get it, you can not take anything with you, when you leave this world, so get it and play with it now..

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Date: 10/15/12 10:35 AM

I'm so sorry, I forgot to check that one as being public. I fixed it.

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Date: 10/15/12 10:36 AM

Sorry ladies, it's fixed!

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