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Vintage Singer Drawing Book for Young Artists

This adorable booklet, measuring 3" x 5.5", demonstrates Singer's marketing savvy during a bygone era.

Smarter Collecting: Vintage Sewing Machines

You've got the bug. Every vintage sewing machine (VSM) tugs at your heart strings and every orphaned machine must be preserved. But slow down a moment, let's talk about this. And don't worry - this isn't a full-blown intervention.

Refinishing a Vintage Singer Featherweight Table

Even if you have no experience, you can refinish your vintage Featherweight table. With our method here, it can be accomplished in a weekend.

The Biggest Vintage Sewing Machine Group on Facebook - Part Two

Continuing our series on the Vintage Sewing Machines Facebook group, we interviewed administrator Melanie Rowley.

The Biggest Vintage Sewing Machine Group on Facebook - Part One

In 2012, Starrlee Simmons launched what became the single largest gathering spot for VSM enthusiasts on Facebook. By opening a community named with three essential words, Vintage Sewing Machines, she created an obvious point of entry for thousands of people eager for information and camaraderie. The Vintage Sewing Machines Facebook group is approaching 44,000 members as of March 2019, with as many as 300 membership requests weekly and occasional surges of even 100 per day.

(Profile) Teena Lee Sorrell: Conservator of Vintage Sewing Machine Manuals

When Teena Lee Sorrell first began collecting vintage sewing machines (VSMs), she did not expect to become the conservator and curator of a vast digital library of out-of-print and often obscure VSM manuals. About 1,000 manuals later, she finds herself a bit obsessive and very particular about the job.

(Profile) Niels de Gooijer: Restoring Vintage Sewing Machines in the Netherlands

Niels de Gooijer is a frequent figure in the online vintage sewing machine (VSM) community. Photos of his refurbished sewing machines – vintage, antique, and toy models – are a familiar pleasure, always immaculate and sometimes rather exotic to the American market.

What We Do at Still Stitching:

Our Film

  • We produced the only feature-length documentary on vintage sewing machines. Still Stitching has delighted thousands of viewers and urged the expansion of many collections. Many viewers tell us they watch it repeatedly. Ladies tell us that the film helped draw their husbands into their passion for vintage machines.

Custom Paint and Restoration

  • We are fortunate to assist many clients with procurement, high-end restoration, and custom painting of vintage sewing machines. While Singer 221 Featherweights are the most frequently painted model, we paint many other models such as the Singer 15, 66, 99, 201, and 301. We also refinish cabinets, treadle irons, and vintage sewing machine cases. Interested in our services? Contact us!


  • We are available for presentations to guilds and other groups interested in vintage sewing machines. Our focus is historical education. Contact us for more information.

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