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MACHINE SEWING Book by the Singer Manufacturing Company - a Teacher’s Textbook subtitled "A TREATISE ON THE CARE AND USE OF FAMILY SEWING MACHINES AND THEIR ATTACHMENTS"
These are original complete books that have some minimal wear indicated in the photo. You will receive the exact book shown in the first two photos. This book is in fair condition; all interior pages are in bright and in-tact. The cover has some wear, and the binding has separated a bit.
Published primarily for Teacher’s of Home Economics, these are few and far between and becoming harder and harder to find (especially this 1938 version) as more and more Featherweight collectors see the value in owning such a quality book with a wealth of information. The 1938 version is one of the most collectible Machine Sewing books as it is harder to find than the 1948-50 version, but it still has the Featherweight shown in it.
Copyright 1938, and while certainly not specific to the Singer Featherweight 221 or Singer 301A, it is one of the Teacher's Textbook publications that includes information about the portable machines (see photos). Primarily, this is one of the most excellent resources for Singer Attachment collectors as it references many, many Singer Sewing Machine Attachments - including several of the really scarce attachments!
Nevertheless, it is still one of the most sought-after book for Featherweight owners' collection. Why? Because this edition was published after the Singer 221 Featherweights were in production, therefore, illustrations are given which reference the actual Featherweight 221 and Case. This book provides instructions and information for attachments with tips and ideas.
Machine Know-How, Troubleshooting, Stitch Formation, Vibrating or Long Shuttle, Oscillating Hook, Oscillating Shuttle, Rotary Hook, Single Thread Elastic Chain Stitch.
- Testing a Needle for Straightness
- Tension Correctness
- How to Shorten & Replace a Treadle Belt
- The Principle Parts of Lock-Stitch Sewing Machines and Their Uses
- Formation of a Lock Stitch
- Stitch Formation Diagrams for the Vibrating Shuttle
- Chapter on the Binder & Bias Tape
- Chapter on the Foot Hemmer & Adjustable Hemmer (giving names to each part of the attachment)
- Chapter on the Tucker
- Chapter on the Ruffler
- Chapters on Fashion-Aid Attachments:
Shirring Plate, Gathering Foot, Quilter, Edge-Stitcher, Buttonholes; Binder Attachment, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Ruffler, Flange Hemmer, Cording Foot, Blind Stitch Braider, Braiding Presser Foot, Tubular Trimmer, Single Thread Embroidery Attachment #26538, Two-Thread Embroidery Attachment #35505, Gauge Presser Foot with Adjustable Guides, ZigZag Attachment #160620, Hemstitcher, Singercraft Guide, Fagoter, Hand Crank Pinker, Gripper (Sewing Bird), Embroidery or Darning Attachment 160719, Flatwork Darner, Stocking Darner