Today we are looking at the Singer 306 vintage sewing machine. Our machine is a W series which lends itself to all kinds of issues. Depending on where you look the "birthplace" of this sewing machine changes. In the video I mention that it was made in Germany, as that's what the info I was reading said, but that may not be true. I'm lead to believe now that the machine was actually made in Connecticut. One of the reasons we originally attributed this machine to being made in Germany is that many of the parts inside the machine are marked, Made in Germany. There are a few parts marked, Made in Great Britain and parts marked, Made in USA. So the inside of the machine is much like many of our heritages, born in many countries but assembled in the USA.
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My husband is making his world debut on this video. This machine is his. He had been looking at the 306 sewing machines for awhile and when one came up in our area he snagged it up. The Singer 306 came with a motor from the factory and this one had a motor on it when he bought it. There was nothing wrong with the motor but since he wanted to try to do decorative on a treadle he took the motor off. It was supposed to be a short term experiment, I'm pretty sure it's a long term deal now. Since it's his machine and treadling is his specialty I pulled him in so that he could really show off this machine.
So what did you think of a multi-stitch machine in a treadle cabinet? Also did you check out his free motion quilting skills? He's so good at it, I wish I was able to do it as well as he does. Want to see all of my vintage Singer sewing machine demos and reviews? I've got you covered with this great round up
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