How can I tell how old my Kenmore sewing machine is?
The best way to find out when your Kenmore sewing machine was made, is to find the model number. For example, if your version says 117.101 then it was made in 1934. If it says 117.123 then it was made in 1939. Here is a link that covers the early years of the Kenmore sewing machine from 1934 to 1965.
How old is my Kenmore sewing machine model 385?
The sewing machines that have model numbers beginning with 385. . . were first manufactured in 1965. The model that you have was likely manufactured sometime between 1965 and 1987.
Can you use Singer needles in a Kenmore sewing machine?
Yes, Singer needles should fit Kenmore sewing machines.
Do they make Kenmore sewing machines anymore?
It does look like Sears is still selling some of the Kenmore accessories – just not the machines – but who knows how long that will continue. … Kenmore machines were last being made by Janome and only sold at Sears.
Did white make Kenmore sewing machines?
For 20 years, from 1938 to 1958, the White Sewing Machine Company produced every Kenmore sewing machine.
How do I identify my vintage Singer sewing machine?
Find Your Model #
For sewing machines manufactured since about 1990, look for the model number on the handwheel side of the machine near the on/off switch or the electric cord receptacle. You will find the model number on the front panel of machines manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.