Child's or Traveling Sewing Machines

Portable Electric
Admiral
Atlas
Brewer
Brother
Domestic
Dressmaker
Electro Hygiene
Elna
Elna SU
Eldridge
Free-Westinghouse
Kenmore
Montgomery Ward
Mercury
Morse
Necchi
Nelco
Phoenix
Singer 15-
Singer 24-
Singer 99-
Singer 99 knee
Singer 128-13
Singer 128 Black
Singer 185
Singer 201
Singer 221
Singer 237
Singer 301
Singer 306
Singer 319
Singer 360
Singer 401
Singer 404
Singer 500a
Singer 513
Singer 560
Singer 620
Singer 646
Singer 1036
Singer 2430
Singer Graduate
Sonata
Universal
Universal DST
Visetti
White
White Rotary
Treadle
Household
Howe
Singer Lotus
Singer Redeye
Weed
Wheeler & Wilson
Wilcox & Gibbs
Winselmann Titan
Hand Crank
Singer 99
Silberberg
Childrens
Elna
Singer

Singer Sewhandy
Singer Sewhandy

It would seem that Singer made about as many sewing machines for children as they made full-size models. The styles change with models for children just as styles change for their older counterparts. In antique stores, a child's model can often cost more than a full-size version. You can expect to pay $200 for some child's models if they are still in the box and come with the manual, and most importantly, the clamp that holds the machine to mom's table.

We have heard that these machines were also purchased for those who wanted to take a small machine while traveling and they should be referred to as a "Traveling Singer" and not as a toy.

The machine makes a chain stitch that means there is no bobbin to worry about. Some models are battery operated.

Child's Singer Sewing Machine

The clamp, which will mar mom's tabletop, may be the reason that the machines normally show little use. Also, most kids I know have such a short attention span they would never stay focused long enough to sew very much, anyway. I'm sure someone will e-mail me telling me they made all of their doll dresses on one.