Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Singer Tins

In her quiltland travels, my friend Barb found these vintage Singer boxes. She thought that my recently acquired 301 machines each needed one. Barb kind of has "shared custody" of these machines, since she was with me when I picked them up, so she was on the look out for accessories for them!




One box is green with a gold interior, and one is black with a purple velvety interior. It has a lot of attachments in it and I have no idea what they are for!

Barb declared that every box needed a seam ripper which she added.


The green box not only has a green seam ripper and  matching scissors, but it also has a pattern for making a sewing machine cover. Hmm... I wonder just 
who she thinks will be sewing that???!!

14 comments:

CathyC said...

those attachments look like they are 'feeders' they feed the fabric in and turn it ready for the perfect hem, or turn over .... sorry can't think of the exact name for them :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Talk to Jacqui and her husband and they will be able to tell you sbout all of your attachments. Have you picked out fabrics for your machine cover yet?

Karen said...

I don't know which box is my favorite. The traditional black may be the winner. But that green is appealing too.

Nell's Quilts said...

I remember Mom using the attachment to make perfectly rolled hems on the circular bottomed aprons and skirts popular in the 50's. I was always intrigued when Mom sewed and spent many hours watching her.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is neat, I will need to keep an eye out for those old tins

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I have a black tin. Unfortunately, the attachments won't work with your 301's because the 301's are slant shank. Cute either way.

Janet O. said...

Let Barb know that her responsibility in this "shared custody" arrangement is "provider of accessory tins AND machine covers"! : )

Teresa in Music City said...

What great finds! I love tins - all shapes, sizes, colors... I think that must go along with the "quilter" gene in our DNA :) But I especially love vintage ones like these with a sewing-related theme to them. I have one round Singer tin that I dearly love! The ripper was a great idea, although I'm sure you will never need it *VBG*

Mary said...

I googled and found this Link that tells you what attachments are. Hope it helps. You are so Lucky your friend is looking out for you.
http://edsmum.wordpress.com/2010/11/07/vintage-singer-feet-identification/

Design Originals by KC said...

Kathy, I am glad you have a fun and quilty friend to hint to you a machine cover is in one of your futures! lol Very nice boxes she found for sure. Happy stitching... did you want a cover for the 301? lol Kathi

Deanna W said...

Oh how nice...I have a red box with gold lettering that I got from either Barb or her sister Louise! Hmmm did she think you would sew the cover up in your spare time?!?!

Nana said...

My Mom still has a machine that looks very much like the one in the picture. The attachments look like roll hem attachments. Love the small boxes.

Missy Shay said...

Those attachments are for making different sized rolled hems. I really need to play around with my attachments! What a sweet friend you have?

Kate said...

Very nice little tins. You have a very thoughtful friend.