Saturday, April 30, 2011

Does anyone have this sewing machine?


Does anyone have this sewing machine (Singer 5805c)? My mom bought this for me at a garage sale for $2! It is supposed to be working, and has all it's accessories, but I don't know if it's worth my time/money to get it working (figuring out how to thread it correctly, buy a manual, etc.), since I already have multiple machines. I don't have the manual, and the cheapest I can find is $15 online. I'd love to hear feedback on this machine if anyone has the same one!

15 comments:

Susan said...

I may have a manual...

Resweater said...

Ooh!

agent99 said...

No, but I 'have one that is damn similar. Your Mom is an awesome bargain-finder! Mine is Singer 9127. Slightly tempermental. It's not my primary machine, but I can't part with it.....If you can't get any info online, I can scan the important parts of the manual for you.
I'd say it definitely worth the effort to get it sewing.

teekaroo said...

I have a 5825c. They look similar. I get along well with mine, but it's all I have, so maybe I don't know any better. Great deal though!

Resweater said...

Hmm... general consensus seems to be that it's worth looking into. I may see if my local sewing store has an in with manuals.

Susan said...

Email me at sewwhatsnew.com [at] gmail [dot] com - I have a PDF manual for a 5806 which is apparently very very similar.

Resweater said...

Susan, emailing you right now! Thanks! :)

dianamajig said...

If you haven't found your answer yet...Google the sewing machine make and model and you should be able to find the exact manual to download.

Resweater said...

Dianamajig, I did Google it (i'm a master Googler ;) ), but this machine's manual is not available for free download :(. I was able to find a similar one that should be compatable though! I'll report back when I have time to play with the machine.

victoria said...

Looks like a good basic machine. If it works, you are in luck! As you discovered, manuals are pretty easy to find.
I had an old kenmore in storage and it cost $80 to get it working, while I could have bought a brand new one for $130! That said, if it doesn't work, I would recommend getting a service quote before having work done, so you can decide if it's worth investing in!

steph said...

what a coincidence that our recent blog posts were on sewing machines found at garage sales.

Terry said...

I just bought one for $20 at the thrift store, trying to download the 88 page free pdf manual from the Singer Sewing Co. website, but the file is too big to download on my computer and keeps crashing. :(

Anonymous said...

Please send me a manual 5805C singer. foxeyred2 @gmail.com

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