Thursday, September 22, 2011

Singer 403

It has been a whole month since I last bought a sewing machine.  Yesterday  I fetched this Singer 403.  I have a 401 and a 404.  Now I have a 403.   That means I have all of that series.  It has no attachments or cams, maybe I will find some, maybe I won't .  I can't wait to get her oiled and cleaned up.
 The motor sounds strong, though it did protest a little a first, once running it was FAST.  The levers move easily and I love the look.  Did I mention that I learned to sew on a 401?  I just love this  style.


  1. Your mother's 401 perhaps? Me too!

    A few years ago I went back to the town I grew up in after being gone for many years. One of the things I wanted to do was sew on my mom's 401A. Unfortunately, my mom rarely sews and never oils it. . . it was a much better sewing experience in memory. . .

  2. Yes, it was Mom's 401. The needle position is off center, unfortunately. It sews fine, just a bit off center BUT I will take it with me to Ray White's class and fix it.