Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Remington: He Sews!

Remember the Remington's white motor? I decided it was time for a new motor so he would be presentable, and the new black motor came in the mail on Thursday! Now, isn't he handsome?! :) And he sews - all it needed was a new bobbin case, a little more cleaning and oiling, and a new needle.

I discovered that these older Singer look-alikes, along with Singer Featherweight machines take Schmetz needles. They're a german needle and a much higher quality than the color-coded Singer needles from Walmart which these machines will not use. They're a little more expensive, but still pretty readily available and definitely worth it.

I love running the Remington - he has a very smooth sound, a smooth feed of the fabric, and is a very sturdy machine. Now to put him to work on a serious sewing project!

Also, I'm the guest photographer at a friend's photography blog today with this photo!


Lisa Hellwig said...

Nice; I like the sleek shiny black and the slight glow under the "Remington".... there's a machine with a story to tell!

May it have many more tales to tell under your guiding hands!

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the motor? I have an old Remington that needs a motor and so far have not had any luck searching online. Thank you. Lynn

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

Hello Lynn,

I bought this motor from Sharp Sewing on Ebay - here's the link:

They have great customer service, and I'm very pleased with everything I've ordered from them, including this motor set. Please let me know if you have any more questions and I'll be glad to help you out!