|Singer 404, Slant-o-Matic straight stitch machine|
I don't need any more sewing machines, since I have what I consider the perfect line up for my needs:
- 301 for straight stitch and majority of my sewing
- 503 for zigzag and decorative stitches
- 221 for sewing on the go, and occasional backup topstitcher (the Featherweight has very precise control, making it easier to do fiddly topstitching sometimes)
- BL3-408 for serging
That's really all I need for the sewing I do. But I have a soft spot for Slant-o-Matics and I've heard raves about the 400 machines. So when I saw this one on CL I snapped it up. It came in the nice table with its matching chair (in a godawful ugly upholstery, but hey - I can sew, can't I?) and the accessories.
|(I'm selling the table, which I don't have room for, so its not pictured here.)|
So what this machine is, basically, is the 301 with a drop-in bobbin and the spool spindle on top. Otherwise they're not much different.