Nice Vintage 70s Singer Futura Model 900 Sewing Machine

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  • Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 03, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

I can remember when this Singer Futura Model 900 came out - it was an expensive machine. My mother had one and she loved all the fancy stitches and other features of the machine. Whoever had this vintage 1970s sewing machine clearly loved it as well and took good care of it. It is in beautiful condition. In addition to regular straight stitching and zigzag stitching, this machine comes with 8 stitch wheels that when you plug them into their slot and use the appropriate presser feet, make all sorts of fancy embroidery, applique, pattern/satin stitches. I know my mother had a lot of fun with this feature. It also comes with an attachment that makes doing buttonholes very simple.

The machine is two-tone yellow with a metallic gold panel across the front that lifts up to reveal additional controls and the slot for the stitch wheels. It has a matching hard plastic ivory-colored case that snaps down over the machine and has a compartment that opens at the top and contains a matching hard plastic box for accessories. Also in the compartment is a plastic ziplock bag with the stitch wheels and what appears to be a replacement bobbin compartment that might be broken because t's a small piece of plastic also in the bag that seems to have snapped off.

The case measures 18" long by 13 1/2" high and 7" wide. With the case, the machine weights 33 pounds. Although t is no instruction manual with the machine I did manage to find a threading guide on the internet and will include it with the sewing machine. I'm pretty sure you can also get a manual at the same website.

The machine works great! I didn't try all the fancy stitches but I did try the straight stitch and zigzag stitch. The on/off switch has two machine speeds, fast and slow. The accessories in the box include: 3 extra throat plates, 7 additional presser feet, including one very complex one that must have something to do with the fancy stitches. It comes with a special buttonhole template attachment and a clear plastic buttonhole measurement guide; 7 bobbins; 7 packages of machine needles, including 1 double needle - about 40 needles in all!; an adjustable fence for seam/hem width; 8 stitch wheels that are about 2" across by 1/2" high of ivory hard plastic. T's also a lint brush, and needle threader.

The only condition problems are that some of the light colored paint is flaking off the metal base of the machine, particularly around the edges. T is a sticky oval area @1" in size to the left of the name plate w it looks like some kind of decal/logo probably came off. Everything else is really nice - the case is perfect and the whole machine is very clean and attractive.

A great machine for someone who loves getting creative with sewing crafts!

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