1962 Vintage Singer 328

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328!

I’m going to pick her up tonight after work, look at that beautiful wooden case! She also comes with an accessory box and manual but apparently needs a little lovin’.  According to PR she’s a real work horse, build like a tank and sews like one too. Now I have to buy that infamous Jalie jeans pattern I’ve been lusting over.

Apparently I have competition on the Brother machine, it’s okay if I don’t win him, I have Gertrude now.

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4 thoughts on “1962 Vintage Singer 328

  1. Hey, I FOUND one of these. Incredible but true, it was abandoned and I adopted it. Gertrude you say? Yep, sounds about right. It is in a n immaculate maple desk w/ the one fold out top. Not a mark on it, the machine that is. Now, I haven’t had any experience per se w/ sewing, being a guy and all but also being retired has its boredom too.
    I have been around mom’s old Pfaff and as a wee laddy would always muck it up for her, (lol). As a retired machinist it took me all of about 1 minute to figure out the threading. Then I saw how the stitch length was adjusted and there at the top of that plate I barely saw the model # 328 J…So I then thought of running a stitch and although not really surprised but to my amazement the machine QUIETLY and smoothly zipped through a length of scrap cloth.
    The thing is; this machine is incredible, it IS a tank but I have nothing else w/ it. I understand there are “Disks” ? It would be good to have a manual but Singer cannot find the precise manual for it, does the “K” model manual suffice? Not that an answer is requested, just that this is how easy the machine is to figure out and run. I’ll find all the other stuff.

    Now I think I’m going to start collecting old sewing machines.

    • It sounds like you’re having fun with your new old Singer. There are a number of male sewers around (Tailors, for instance but also quilters!), you’d be surprised. I think I may have a copy of the manual for you if you’d like it. I believe the “K” is for the country it was manufactured in but I’m not 100% sure. I have found a few “J” machines as well.

      Be careful, collecting and fixing old sewing machines can be addictive. Search the internet to find out what models are most saught after and have fun!

    • It sounds like you’re having fun with your new old Singer. There are a number of male sewers around (Tailors, for instance but also quilters!), you’d be surprised. I think I may have a copy of the manual for you if you’d like it. I believe the “K” is for the country it was manufactured in but I’m not 100% sure. I have found a few “J” machines as well.

      Be careful, collecting and fixing old sewing machines can be addictive. Search the internet to find out what models are most saught after and have fun!

  2. Hooray, you have the same sewing machine as I have! I inherited mine from my Grandma and this thing has never let me down! I have never been an avid sewer, but am looking to take up quilting. Thinking I should figure out how to clean this poor sucker up before I get down to business. Ain’t she perdy though?!?

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