Friday, July 25, 2014

My first vintage machine

Every once in a while I peruse EBay and Craigslist for Singer machines.  I want the Singer 221, but the featherweight seems like a hot item which drives up the price.  I saw a vintage machine on craigslist which was listed by a newish thrift store in a nearby town for $40, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to check it out.  I had no model number to go off of, just a picture.

...and she came home with me!

Don't you live my backdrop of boxes?  The cabinet is in great shape.  Turns out she is a working Singer 99.  It was from an estate sale.  The seller told me it was open and in use around the time the owner passed.  Just the kind of machine I was looking for.

I can't wait to try it out!


  1. What a sweet machine! You scored for sure. I think Connie (FreeMotion by the River) has two 99's, so if you have trouble or questions, she could help you out.

  2. That cabinet is sweet! Good deal.

  3. I recently inherited a 99K from my FIL and can't wait to start playing with her! She's a beauty and very clean, but I don't think she's been sewed on in a very long time.

  4. Got a 99 a few months ago, and love sewing on it. Enjoy!