Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kenmore 1301

Wow. Another sweet machine. This Kenmore is a model 158.13011 or shortened, Model 1301.

Kenmore 1301 001

Louie and I found it at the the Salvation Army in Illinois for a pretty good price. We bought it with the sole intention of donating it to The Sewing Machine Project.

Kenmore 1301 002

I had to figure it out by myself, since it didn’t come with a manual and I couldn’t find one free online, but it didn’t take long for me to do that. I cleaned and oiled it before I test sewed with it.

Kenmore 1301 003

This one will definitely make someone a nice machine…if I let it go.Winking smile I love the color, and cosmetically, it is in very good shape. It is really quiet and smooth.

Kenmore 1301 004

7 comments:

Hazel said...

Your so lucky at finding these great machines ,this one is a beauty .What a blessing you are to this charity .

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Machine number 2,465???? Have fun! I got some Kenmore needles this weekend, now to figure out which machines they work with.

That corgi :) said...

I really truly admire your dedication to restore old machines and then to pass them on or keep them whatever you decide! That is such a talent and dedication you have!

betty

quiltfool said...

I am pumped. I went out and checked the sewing machine project and there's a drop off, right here in Austin! And, I have two machines, sitting in the living room floor that I was trying to decide what to do with and there's one at goodwill for $15 that likely needs just a tweak to make it work again. Now, I have a way to rescue all three. Thanks! Lane

Jules said...

You know I hardly ever get to Goodwill or the likes. Today I had 15 mins before meeting Lori and ran in the local Goodwill. Finally found some jeans to try on, had a fit ;), one fit and paid and left.

I never looked for sewing machines!! Argh!! I suppose you already got that one. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Michelle
I love the Kenmores like this. My 96 and my 511 are just so wonderful. I have an 84 that I replaced a gear last November but I have to time it now. They are great machines. I know how you feel.

polly said...

Love your blog

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