Lookie! Lookie! Isn’t she beautiful? I can’t believe I’ve managed to snag myself this amazing Singer 201k today at a car boot sale! The price for this beautiful bounty was only £6, whoop! I am especially bowled over as I have been coveting a Singer 201 for ages on eBay. Look at her beautiful face plate in all it’s shiny engraved glory. I couldn’t decide between one like this, or a later more retro looking model from the 1960s but the decision is clearly now made.
Typing the serial number in to the Singer website tells me that she was manufactured in 1949. She is missing the power lead and will need a good service but for that price I think I’ll let her have it deluxe. Luckily I’ve found Alex Askaroff who was recommended by Claire over at My Little Patch who also has one of these machines and suggested one when I was looking for a machine that will handle pretty much anything I throw at it (these machines can sew through 8 layers of leather and don’t need a walking foot for plush (minky) fabric… enough said) Luckily Alex is quite close and has already confirmed he can service her, he also tells a brilliant history of this machine on his website. He claims that the Singer 201k is the best home sewing machine ever manufactured. I’ll have some of that thankyouplease!
Swoon. I feel blessed. Can’t wait to get her going.