Steeped in history and nostalgia — many of us alive during this era had at least some of our clothes stitched up on these classic machines — they tell a story of the craftsmanship and ingenuity that was often required from everyday homemakers back in the day.
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Vintage slant-needle 1950s Singer sewing machine (1952)
Modern, streamlined. Almost all moving parts concealed. Even the bobbin winder is recessed. Available in traditional black or lovely soft beige. A magnificent new model in the already world-famous line of Singer sewing machines.
Amazing new Swing-Needle Singer Automatic brings out the “fashion designer” in you (1954)
Now, even with the simplest pattern, you can do the beautifully detailed sewing of an expert seamstress — and create original finishing touches — all with the greatest of ease on the new Swing-Needle Singer Automatic!
Here is truly the most versatile, the most advanced of all machines — an automatic Swing-Needle machine that takes hard work, handwork, and guesswork out of your sewing! No counting stitches. No tricky adjustments.
With the Automatic, you get a set of “FASHION Discs,” each marked with a picture of the type of stitch it produces. Just slip the Disc you want on your SINGER Automatic. Then watch your machine turn out either arrowheads, dominoes, scallops, zigzags, or any of 101 stitch variations — completely automatically.
Cabinet or portable. The new SINGER* Automatic Sewing Machine comes in black or eye-rest beige — in your choice of modern or period cabinets, or trim, easy-to-carry portable case. De luxe in every way, it’s built with true SINGER dependability and backed by the nationwide service only SINGER can offer. The famous SINGER course of personal sewing lessons is included at no extra cost.
This wonder machine, like all Singers, does the smoothest straight stitching in this wide world — plus hundreds of practical, beautiful finishing stitches — completely automatically!
You’ll take pride and pleasure in watching the Automatic blind-stitch hems, overcast seams. You’ll discover that there’s no end to the lovely decorative stitches you can create to give personal touches to your clothes — the children’s clothes — your home furnishings!
The automatic is the newest of many Singer Sewing Machines, including both Straight-Needle and Slant-Needle models.
1950s Singer sewing machine attachment: The Automatic Zigzagger for fancy stitches (1955)
Vintage 1950s Singer Portable machine in black (1956)
Vintage 1950s Singer sewing machines: “New for young homemakers” (1959)
The Young Budget Singer
Versatile… even lets you do cording by machine! Easy to use, too. You can whip up things for the family and your home right away.
Variety of cabinets for the Young-Budget Singer. Blonde or walnut finish… and they double as desks… dressing tables. Attractively priced, too.
Buy it portable if space is your problem. Handsome, matching green carrying case takes up no more room than an overnight case. Lightweight, too.
Built to meet the sewing needs of young families… priced to fit the young budget!
Here in one sleek, new Singer Sewing Machine are all the features young homemakers want most:
Features you would expect to find in much more expensive machines
- Easy to use — simplified threading — top round bobbin
- Sleek, new design – new, soft green color
- Sews beautifully backward and forward
- Dependable and rugged as only a Singer can be
And its sleek, little price even includes one of the famous Singer Sewing Courses. See it. Sew on it. The machine designed specially for young homemakers — the Young-Budget Singer.
“No wonder more women ask me for a Slant-O-Matic” (1959)
The Slant-O-Matic is the machine with the most know-how-to… from fancy work to re-kneeing boys’ dungarees!
Many women who never sewed before turn out wearables right off! No amateurish, wavering seams… the seam guide is built into the machine. No loop-de-loop stitching… simply dial the tension control. Threading is foolproof… the chart is printed on the machine.
With every Singer Sewing Machine comes the famous Singer Sewing Course. Small groups, individual instruction… it’s the “fun way” to learn a satisfying hobby.
In every price range, Singer has the “most wanted” machines… all givable on the Singer Budget Plan.
Decorative stitches galore! Use single or double needles. Do overcasting, mending, blind stitching, without attachments.
Singer Slant-Needle design makes it so easy to see and control work. Raise or lower throat plate at the flip of a lever.
Do buttonholes in seconds. Sew on buttons, too! Do all your tedious handwork on the Slant-O-Matic.
Eye-level stitch chart flips up; shows you how to “tune” the knob for the stitch you want. No confusing attachments.
The Sharon Hall Desk Cabinet. Blonde or walnut finish with scratchproof, marproof top.
The Cosmopolitan. Brass-tipped console, stool. Blonde or dark. Charming in any room.
The Ardmore. Sleek, modern, cabinet. Machine detaches from any cabinet for travel.
Lightweight portable case. Fits Slant-O-Matic and her sister slant-needle machines.
1950s Singer sewing machines: Now the great Slant-O-Matic has two talented new sisters (1959)
All 3 machines have the Singer Slant-Needle that makes your sewing easier and better
Vintage 1950s Singer sewing machines: Swing-Needle Automatic (1959)
The new Swing-Needle SINGER Automatic comes in black or beige, in lovely cabinet or portable style. Singer will give you a series of free lessons when you buy your Automatic so you can learn all the many wonderful ways to use it.
Take the guesswork out of sewing with the SINGER SM024 sewing machine. The perfect machine for beginners -- 27 stitches with 97 stitch applications will give you the right stitch for any fabric. Stitches are clearly displayed on the front of the machine for easy stitch selection.