New Old-Timey Sewing Machine

Singer 160 sewing machine

In celebration of its 160th anniversary, Singer has released the new limited edition Singer 160 sewing machine, which looks like this. All the awesome styling of Grandma’s old machine, now with electronics. Cute! I’ve got a perfectly lovely machine, but am not quite above wanting this just for looks…


P.S. For the interested, looks like they’ve got a repin-to-win giveaway going on through 3/23.

P.P.S. We’re machine-neutral around here, in case you’re curious. Just figured some of you would find this nifty.

P.P.P.S. Dear sewing machine companies: You know what would be really awesome? Taking another cue from the old sewing machines and bringing metal-body machines back into style. Pleeeease? Kthxbai.

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18 Responses to “New Old-Timey Sewing Machine”

  1. 1
    Christine says:

    My problem is I have 7 different machines already and if I bring another one home my husband is gonna have a cow. It does look nice, but as you said.

  2. 2
    Laura L. says:

    LOVE the vintage look. Seven, Christine?? Wow, I *only* have 3 so you have me beat! LOL My hubby will not be the slightest bit shocked so I’m giving in and getting one. 😀

  3. 3
    Ashleigh says:

    it’s almost a steampunk sewing machine.

  4. 4
    Bridget says:

    Ohhh…this is one of those “must have” items. Bargain, ‘cuz it’s practical, too. However, I, too, have a few machines already. Sigh.

  5. 5
    Wendy says:

    That is just TOO COOL! I have a real old timey one I was thinking of selling. Now I’m not too sure.

  6. 6
    vshaynes says:

    I love the metal body idea until I have to haul it up and down the stairs if I am going to a class, workshop, or taking it in the trailer camping with me 🙂

  7. 7

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for metal bodied machines to make a comeback… I’m not a fan of plastic all over. As much as I love my current machine.

  8. 8
    Betharina says:

    This is great and its beautiful! I’d love to have one. I went through so many machines (all having various problems), my Mom finally found one like the 1955 model she got the year I was born (and still has, running perfectly!) and got it for me! Now I have the same model I learned on years ago. I just love it – the old tan Singer – and yes, metal case! =D

  9. 9
    Cecily says:

    would totally buy it if it were *exactly* like the old-time feather-weights. I only really use a straight stitch and backstitch (sometimes) and those old ones just keep going

  10. 10
    Elfie B. says:

    Holding out for the original treadle, still. This is cute, though. I wonder how the presser feet look…

  11. 11
    Jorga says:

    on sale $359, reg $499 and only 24 stitches??? what a rip off!

  12. 12
    Nancy B says:

    I have several machines including a featherweight, love it and take it camping with me. I think I’ll pass on this one, but it is neat looking.

  13. 13
    Di says:

    I can assure you it is not a rip off! I have one and I use it heaps. It will sew through anything – especially stuff I don’t want to try on my more expensive machines. Add to that the fact that it looks so damn good and it’s a winner for me 🙂

  14. 14
    Karin says:

    Would love this just for fun. I really could never sew on anything but me Bernina 1130S. It is metal and can really kick but on speed. So hearty, I can rattle the entire desk, but it keeps on truck’in.

  15. 15
    Kadi says:

    Metal-bodied sewing machines!! Yes! I am glad I am not the only one wishing for them. My mom has had her metal-bodied Singer for almost 30 years and turns down every offer of a new machine because she loves it so much!

  16. 16
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