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Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines

Here at Stagecoach Road Sewing, we love these beautiful, built-to-last-a-lifetime sewing machines, and work to bring them back to the very best that they can be. We take them apart, inspect, clean, lube, adjust, and generally look for any problems or potential problems. Then we detail them to look like new and test them rigorously. Find your dream machine, here.

The sewn sample under the presser foot is the leg seam from a pair of Levis, doubled, and it sewed it easily.

With a whole lot of love, this great machine is running fast and strong, and it's ready to sew just about any home project you want to throw at it.

I asked Loni, the sweet lady that's in charge of the sewing machines at one of our local thrift stores, if she had any old machines and she didn't think she did. I said it didn't matter if it worked or not and she remembered tossing this one in the dumpster. She brought it out all locked up with varnished oil, chipped and dirty, with a piece of the belt guard broken off.

I love the Atlas with it's great styling, cool decals, fabulous colors, and it's 1.5 Amp motor. It's one of my many favorites.

This wabi-sabi Atlas Japanese sewing machine was saved from certain destruction. You really cannot buy a new sewing machine with this kind of quality.

"Faux Singer 7" As it turns out this Is a Precision Deluxe, and the model name of this Japanese Precision Deluxe sewing machine is "Singer". Not a Simanco product at all. Still it's a great sewing machine. Faster and stronger than the Singer class 15 machine that it's patterned after.

"Faux Singer 6" The shape is also wrong for a Singer from this era. This machine that we went to Grants Pass, Oregon to restore is more squarish than a Singer.

"Faux Singer 5" The Patch-o-Matic foot pressure adjuster on this machine instantly releases pressure with a touch for darning, applique, and other free-motion sewing.

"Faux Singer 4" The chrome knob on top, above the needle bar and presser foot is a Patch-o-Matic foot pressure adjuster. Singer used a screw down foot pressure adjuster.

"Faux Singer 3" The second cue was the chrome knob on the machine bed. That's obviously a feed-drop control. Early Singers had a below the bed screw knob to release the feed for free-motion sewing.

"Faux Singer 2" The first cue that this machine was not made by Singer is the riveted on Singer badge. Singer machines from that era had gold decals rather than name plates. Here are some before and after pictures of the restoration. Note the before and after in this series of photos.

"Faux Singer 1" I made a trip to Southern Oregon to restore this machine. I could tell from the photos that the customer sent that it wasn't your regular vintage Singer. Follow these pics to the end to see what it is.

Kenmore 13033 fresh off the restoration bench.

There are so many Kenmores out there in so many different variations. Did you know that nearly all of the 1950s and 1960s Kenmores were made in Japan? This Kenmore 13033 is one of these high quality machines from the 1960s. Strong, fast, and smooth!

This Singer Golden Touch & Sew came with lots of goodies.

The Singer Golden Touch & Sew stitch pattern chart is under the pattern cam lid.

Since most treadle sewing machines in the USA are from the early 20th century they're usually a pretty basic black, straight-stitch machine. We wanted to create an Awesome Treadle sewing machine so we took the 1.5 Amp motor off of a Japanese Universal de luxe Super Zigzag and installed it in this basic treadle stand. Your leg-strength is far greater than the power of a small electric motor so this machine is gorgeous and strong. This one sold the first day we showed it.

We usually only post sewing machine pictures but this vintage Kenmore heater is so stylish that we couldn't resist it. I fits right in with the styling of the mid century machines we sell. Put this one in your vintage trailer or add it to the decor in your home.