Problem w/ 1974 Singer Futura II
Hello all, I have a Singer Futura II Model 920 (manufactured 1974), and I’m having trouble with it. The machine was my mom’s, and I know she was sewing with it successfully as of about three years ago. I acquired it last year, but I haven’t been able to make it work—and unfortunately, my mom passed away in 2017, so I can’t ask her about the issue I’m having.
Basically, the problem is: Most times I try to sew with the machine, I get a few stitches in, and then the thread gets tangled up in the bobbin case (below the needle), and the machine gets stuck. I’m including a photo of the thread tangled in the bobbin case—it seems like it’s not passing around the bobbin correctly. (Forgive me, I’m new to sewing, so I don’t know all the terms!) I’ve had some success where the machine miraculously worked just fine, but the problem just keeps re-occuring, and recently I haven’t been able to get it to work at all.
I have had two sewing pros look at the machine, and they were both pretty puzzled by it and advised taking it into a repair shop. Before I pay to have it looked at, though, I thought I’d see if anyone here might be able to offer any insight about what the problem might be (and whether it’s repairable). As I understand it, replacement parts for these machines aren’t available anymore.
Super appreciative of any help anyone might be able to offer. I know I may ultimately be better off buying a new machine, but I want to give this one the best shot I can, because it does have so much sentimental value for me.
Thank you in advance!