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Paint & Restoration Services Summary

Summary of Paint Services

[Full details, more photos, and all colors are available here.]


Effective August 1, 2019, our pricing structure has changed, and we offer more than one price option for Featherweights and other models. We are in the process of updating the website. Please contact us for the new pricing.

We paint Featherweights, 301s, and other vintage models.

All Projects Include
  • Significant disassembly to allow for deep cleaning and proper paint preparation.
  • Motor inspected, cleaned, serviced.
  • Parts cleaned safely in appropriate solvents, including ultrasonic tank cleaning.
  • Hook disassembly for thorough cleaning as required.
  • Appropriate parts machine polished.
  • Proper aluminum/metal preparation.
  • Minor corrosion repair (severe corrosion may require additional fee).
  • Proper paint preparation and finish.
  • Catalyst-hardened gloss topcoat.
  • Final finish polished.
  • Reassemble / time hook / test for perfect stitches.
  • Video demonstration prior to final payment and shipping.

Also Applicable
  • Customer pays all shipping both ways.
  • Local drop-off and pickup available in Western Maryland near the DC/Baltimore metro.
  • Parts replacement/repair will require additional fees.
  • Machine must sew upon arrival or repairs may require additional fees.
  • Pedals and drip pans subject to policies.
  • Decal allowance up to $30 - higher priced decals prorated.
  • Painted pedals are an available option, subject to our policies.
  • Underside drip panel is either polished, painted black, or painted color depending on your preferred option per our policies.
  • Insurance recommended inbound, required outbound.

Deposits & Turn-Around
  • We do not maintain a "wait list." We provide a date for you to ship your machine.
  • Turn-around time will be estimated; typically 90 days from receipt of machine.
  • A deposit secures your ship date for us to receive your machine.
  • We let you know when to ship your machine, or you may ship it immediately.
  • Deposits are subject to policies and both parties are protected.

Payment Methods
  • You receive everything in writing via invoice.
  • We invoice via PayPal through our LLC.
  • This is NOT a "gift transfer."
  • Checks acceptable but must clear prior to queuing job and shipping final project.

Advantages of Our Service
  • We are an established LLC, not hobbyists.
  • Professional experience in auto restoration.
  • Proper aluminum preparation.
  • Proper decal placement.
  • Attention to detail. We offer a premium level of service wherein we remove components that others leave in place for painting.
  • Video presentation prior to your final payment.
  • You are protected via PayPal and your credit card company, because we do not use "gift transfers" under any circumstances.
[Full details, more photos, and all colors are available here.]

Important: Upon making your deposit, you agree that you have read the complete details of our service.

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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