sinceseventyseven said: I have a Singer 237 of this vintage and I’ve been using it for the past ten years. Sometimes abusively asking it to do vinyl or denim, but now it is mostly for thinner fabrics. It’s a work horse and they’re somewhat easy to tune up and keep working
sinceseventyseven - I picked mine up at a thrift store for $30 and was so glad that it was in working condition! Its a 328K, and I love it. Its very loud when I get it going, but it doesn’t bother me. I darned my denim with it, and it held up…just broke the needle, lol. It seems like it will last! That’s the main reason I was looking for an older machine. Newer machines just don’t seem as dependable.
long time follower and fan, any ideas on how to stitch up holes in denim, crotch area etc... I'm not doing the best job lol.
Hi, thanks for following!! Honestly, I was so scared to try doing it myself. The first crotch blowout I had in these, I sent them in and they did a beautiful job. I just started learning to sew, and I basically watched a tutorial on youtube on darning and took notes. I used a little patch on the inside just to feel a little safer, but you don’t really need to. So I just set the patch on the inside and started stitching the opposite direction of the tear, pushing it over a little each time until I covered it. Just make sure to go a little further than the tear to reinforce a little bit. Also, make sure to trim the extra thread so it doesn’t get caught while you’re stitching. It recommended using a thicker thread, but I just used regular thread with the thickest stitch.
I hope some of this makes sense…I’m not a professional at all, just trying to get there some day :)