You love your Singer sewing machine and don’t want to let it go. Right now it is not functional and you know that a simple part replacement would get it back into action. What do you do?
1. Forget it! You know of the parts for older model machines will be near impossible to find today.
2. Search around local stores that sell sewing machines to see if they happen to have the part you need.
3. Call the manufacturer and ask if you can send your machine in for repairs.
4. Go online and search around for parts that can be shipped straight to your front door.
The first option is what many people assume when their machine first goes out of order. They assume that because they model is no longer sold or is being marked down to clearance prices because of newer models, they won’t be able to find the machine parts that they need. Don’t fall for this thinking!
Just because a sewing machine is no longer selling on the shelves of most local stores doesn’t mean replacement parts aren’t still circulating out there to keep the older machines functional. Singer is a major sewing machine brand with tons of models to their credit. They believe in helping their customers get the most out of their machines, which means continuing to supply Singer sewing machine parts even after the machine has been replaced by newer models.
Local stores just aren’t the best place to search for most parts. If you are searching for a part commonly needed to keep a more recent model functional, you may have some luck, but otherwise it is not likely that you will find what you need sitting on the shelf at a craft or department store.So, what about calling Singer? This can deliver some results, but you don’t want to pay to have your machine repaired by Singer. Most replacement parts are very simple and fast to replace, so you can do it on your own without paying their fee and without shipping your heavy machine to them.
So, how do you actually find replacement for the parts today? You find them online! You would be quite surprised to see how many replacement parts are readily available through online retailers. Many retailers are very reasonable with shipping prices and offer prices that are competitive to what Singer would charge you for the exact same parts.
The time it takes to have a part shipped to you from one of these online shops is nothing compared to what you would have to wait to ship your machine in and wait for Singer to fix it and ship it back, if they are even willing to do that for you.You should never have to part with a perfectly good sewing machine just because one part gives out. Singer machines are very durable and will last for generations! You will just need to find the machine parts from time to time to keep it functioning.
You can get years of additional use out of your machine just by replacing one low priced part. Why would anyone throw their machine out or replace it when parts are so readily available online today?