Singer 306 Sewing Machine Demonstration

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.

Singer 306W Sewing Machine Demonstration Video

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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

Singer 306W Sewing Machine Demonstration Video


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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

3 comments:

  1. First time I commented in a blog! I really enjoy it. You have an awesome post. Please do more articles like this. I'm gonna come back surely. God bless.

    Rica
    www.imarksweb.org

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  2. I love vintage sewing machines. I use an Emdeko machine my mother bought new in the '60's. I also have an '89 model Singer, and the older one sews so much better! I love that you find and share these. :)

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  3. What a cool looking sewing machine! Thanks fo rlinking up at Welcome Home Wednesdays!

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