Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Singer 301A For Sale SOLD

Betsy came over on Sunday and we sewed.  I used one of the 301s that I have because I am trying to decide which one to sell.  I don't need two LBOW 1956 301s.  I have two other 301s; a black one and a long bed mocha one.  I don't know why I bought the second LBOW.  Oh, yes I do.  Because it was there and I could; so I did.

This is a lovely machine and I thoroughly enjoyed sewing with it.  The motor is very fast and very smooth.  I bought this machine almost two years ago and I serviced  it then.  I oiled it of course before I started sewing with it.  Oh it is just so sweet.  No problems at all with tension or speed or anything.  It just took right off.  I imagine it rather liked the exercise.

1956 Singer 301A
I have been making a lot of aprons.  They are quick and easy.  This one, I hated the whole time I was working on it.  Poor Betsy had to listen to me complain.  I was trying to sew a casing along the sides so that the strap could feed through it and be adjustable.  I thought it was a great idea.  I just did not know how to do it.  This apron was all cut out and ready to sew.  But I made a casing for it,  tried to sew it on and finally gave up because I hated the outcome.  In the time it took me to fiddle all around with that and finally finish it, Betsy sharpened 14 rotary blades, cut out and completed an apron of her own.

Here I am modeling her apron.  And yes, that is me in the photo in the background.  Do you think it is weird to have a photo of yourself hanging in your sewing room?  Too bad, if you do.  I was young and about three hours pregnant in that photo. 
Here is Betsy modeling my apron
I don't know about you, but my father would call that a "shit eating grin"

OK.  So next project will be another apron.  Then I think I really need to make that red leather purse I want to make.  Of course one of these days I am going to make a garment that I can actually wear some place other than the kitchen.  I want to make a shirt or a dress or a skirt.  A dress.  A simple dress.  Oh darn, that means I will have to shave my legs.


  1. Have you looked at them in the last 5 years? Not likely at this stage of the game (cough) they need a depilatory treatment. ;○

  2. This does look like a nice 301. I have 2 black and 2 LB mochas....I learned on my mother's LBOW which she still has.

    The #42 did turn out well. I love the #42 and now on the look out for one. I bought a Queen Anne when I visited my mother. Will be in Georgia again in April so will start looking for a #42. I will be working to finish unfreezing the camstack on my 401, too. The second 401 I purchased needs motor work.....a little slow and a little smoking. Am hoping that it is just the brushes.

    Lisa in Alaska
    I stick with quilts much easier to fit than even aprons!

  3. Are you still interested in selling the 301? I am looking for a new/old work horse machine. Please advise price. You can teach me at

  4. I have a 301A and enjoy sewing with it. What is the difference between a 301A and a 301? My 301A is a slant needle.