I went to an estate sale last weekend and couldn't resist buying this old lady:
I certainly don't need another sewing machine and our apartment is really limited on space, but something about this machine said, "Buy me!" So I did. For $25.
Luckily, its a lot like my mom's first Singer so I knew that this thing is the bobbin winder.
This is awesome. A guide for seam allowances. My machine has lines, but it doesn't have the measurements printed on the plate. This is nice.
And it came with a briefcase full of attachments. Bonus. If only I knew how to use them.
Lots of feet, too. There are a few I have no idea what they do.
I sewed a few seams with it and it has an awesome straight stitch. In fact, I could see myself sewing all my quilts with it. It'd make me feel so....vintage.
I love that all the attachments came with instruction manuals. If only the machine did! I know I have to oil it, but I have no idea where and don't know how to take the cover off. Anyone have an owner's manual for a Singer 3101A???
Edited to add: I have since purchased another 301A (this one for $40, but it came with a table). To see it, click here.