Singer Company Celebrates 160th Anniversary

by claudia buchanan on 08/02/2012

1851_Isaac Merritt Singer

Isaac Merritt Singer

Since 1851, the name Singer has been synonymous with sewing. The spirit of practical design and creative innovation that characterized the company at its beginning continues today as we develop products for every level of sewing. We have celebrated many firsts, including the world’s first zig-zag machine, the first electronic machines and we now proudly produce the world’s most advanced home sewing and embroidery machine. From home décor and clothing construction to embroidery and quilting, SINGER® is dedicated to help people express themselves through sewing.

Singer Corporation is a manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I.M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark. Best known for its sewing machines, it was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865, then The Singer Company in 1963. It is currently based in La Vergne, Tennessee near Nashville. Its first large factory for mass production was built in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1863.

If you own a Singer Sewing Machine you can to their website and share your story.  I was happy to share about my old singer, it has generated income and smiles over the years.  I will share my Singer Story!

Growing up in a small Northern…

Submitted by Claudia on February 08, 2012

Growing up in a small Northern California farming town where most young girls learn to sew.  My grandmother taught me to sew on her treadle sewing machine when I was 7 years old.

Singer 401A In 1961 my parents purchase a new Singer 401A for my elementary graduation gift.  I belong to the local 4H Sewing group and continued sewing and competed in state wide events for Sewing Awards.

In the late 60’s I married and started my family and decide to become a stay a home mom, so to generate income I use my favorite Singer 401A and took in alterations and mending.  Through out the years I put sewing on the back burner but never gave my faithful Singer 401A away.

In 1998 I started my home furnishing sewing business in Peoria, AZ with old Singer sewing machine. The sewing business grew to a 6 figure income and this year I have decided to retire from the drapery and slipcover business but the old Singer still works. In 2005 I started teaching others to sew for the home furnishings industry and we specialized in Slipcovers, Bedding, and Window Treatments. Yes, I still sew with my Singer 401A!

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Limited Edition 160th Anniversary Singer Sewing Machine

Limited Edition 160th Anniversary Singer Sewing Machine

 

claudia buchanan