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Removing and Reinstalling Vintage Singer in Its Cabinet

After I purchased my Singer 15-91 and started posting about the beautiful Art Deco cabinet we found that Dave then completely refinished for me, I started having people arrive at my blog after searching on how to remove a sewing machine from its cabinet.   I hated to see them go away not having found what they were looking for so in February 2012, I created a step-by-step photo post on how to do that.

As I mentioned in this post, Dave and I have been experimenting with producing how-to videos.   One of the ones we have recently been discussing filming was a video version of the how to remove/reinstall a vintage machine.  Then Thursday evening I received an e-mail from a lady named Debbie saying that she had just purchased a sewing machine similar to mine and could I provide her with some photos or advice on how to install it in a cabinet.  Her e-mail gave Dave and I the nudge we needed to make that video.

Many, many takes later along with the required removing and reinstalling of the machine each time plus a hour or so cutting and editing, it’s ready for viewing:



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  • Angelina Claudon
    September 17, 2020 1:01 pm

    I too have a Singer machine that the wiring is attached to the machine, and i can’t figure Out how to get it our to the cabinet. It appears to run up the back wall of the cabinet directly to the foot pedal and then to the light. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • Annie
    October 8, 2015 3:34 pm

    I’ve been so slow to look hard for a cabinet for my beloved 15-91 because of feeling intimidated about installing it. What do I need? Will I find what I need? Will it work? blah blah, such a sissy!

    Thank you soooo much, Dave and SuperMom, this was really needed here.

    I hope all your work on this video will encourage you to continue. May I add, that you met the 5 ‘c’s of Navy messages: clear, concise, complete, correct, and I haven’t been able to remember the 5th since discharge.

    Thanks again, and keep it up.

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