Singer Pinker / Pinking Attachment
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Singer Pinker / Pinking Attachment

SINGER Pinking Attachment

SINGER Ball-Bearing
Pinking Attachment
For your consideration is a Singer Pinking Attachment that fits the Featherweight 221 or 222K as well as all low, vertical shank SINGER Sewing Machines (66, 99, 185, 192, 201, 237, 306, 319, 328, etc.)
Please see see video below showing how one works!

Singer Pinking Attachment - Complete Set #2Pinking Attachment ~ Complete Set #2
Includes Attachment with Traditional Scallop Cutting Wheel,
Original Thumb Screw, Replica L-Shaped Pin & Reprinted Manual
$99.95

Singer Pinking Attachment - Complete Set #3Pinking Attachment ~ Complete Set #3
Includes Attachment with Traditional Scallop Cutting Wheel,
Replacment Screw & Attaching Tool, Replica L-Shaped Pin
& Reprinted Manual
$69.95


Extra Parts Available for Individual Sale:

Replica L-Shaped Pin & Tool ~ $5.95
Special Replacement Screw & Attaching Tool ~ $10.95
Original SIMANCO Straight Edge Cutting Disk / Blade ~ $79.95
Original SIMANCO Mini Scallop Edge Cutting Disk / Blade ~ $139.95




PROOF! That you will receive a working, quality item.

All of our Pinking Attachments have been cleaned inside & out, serviced, oiled and completely tuned for proper mechanics. Cutting Wheels (aka: blades or disks) have been double-checked for rust, nicks and ability to cut properly. As always, we guarantee the products we sell.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

SINGER Pinker Attachment - Cloth Guide


This photos shows the original cutting guide with marker / pointer. Often times these were lost, but all of our Pinking Attachment include the original.

SINGER Pinker Attachment - Attaching Screw


A proper thumb or presser bar screw is necessary, whether it be the original spring-loaded thumb screw that accompanied all Singer Pinking Attachments, or one of our properly-fitting after-market screws with tightening wrench. The attachment is quite heavy and a proper screw helps maintain the balance for appropriate fit.

SINGER Pinker Attachment - Thumb Screw Comparison

Do not use a regular thumb screw - you can see the difference in design as shown in the photograph above.

** Please take note before you purchase just any Singer Pinking Attachment:

Original Spring-Loaded Thumb Screw for Singer Pinking Attachment


Thumb Screw Plano Concave for Singer Pinking Attachment


Although the Pinking Attachment is made of cast aluminum, it is still quite bulky and heavy (especially for a Featherweight machine) and needs to be securely, snugly attached to the presser bar. The length of the original Pinking Attachment spring-loaded thumb screw is considerably longer than a standard thumb screw (as shown above) and was specifically designed to be used through the backside of the sewing machine’s presser bar. Liken this to a dead bolt on a door jam - it goes in deeper and holds the attachment much more securely to the machine, alleviating any unnecessary torque.  The threads on the long screw are also appropriate for the Pinking Attachment. The Attachment itself is made of cast aluminum, so using a standard thumb screw would strip the threads fairly easily without you even realizing it. (I know - I've done it.) Another thing to consider is the Steel "Plano-Concave" shaped end of the original screw.  The main side of the presser bar is flat; the back side of the presser bar is curved. The special end of the original thumb screw is designed to fit snugly around the backside of the presser bar. A standard thumb screw is designed for the main flat side.  If purchasing a vintage Singer Pinking Attachment it will either need to have the original spring-loaded thumb screw or a specially-sized replacement screw for proper fit and function.

SINGER Pinking Attachments


Some pinking attachments had a black, crinkle finish while others had a shiny, Japan black finish. Attachment will vary depending on availability and supply on hand.

SINGER Pinking Attachments


Also included is an L-Shaped pin (these were often lost or displaced) to help keep the gears from turning when removing the cutting blade, should you ever need to. We have replacement pins sold individually as well.

SINGER Pinker Attachment - L-Shaped Pin & Gear Tool


SINGER Pinker Attachment - L-Shaped-Gear-Tool



SINGER Pinker Attachment


Original pinking blade will create a rounded pinked edge, similar to a scallop or rick-rack edge versus an angular zigzagged edge. Some sewists have difficulty cutting with traditional pinking shears as they can be heavy and tiring to the hands, but the machine-operated pinker will eliminate that strain.

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Traditional Scallop


Useful ideas for your Pinking Attachment:

  1. Before washing and drying all fabric cuts after purchase, pink the edges to prevent fraying. Or, do the pinking after washing to give it a nice edge to work with before cutting out a pattern.
  2. “Quiet Book” felt edges will look dainty with the scallop pinking.
  3. Easter Basket Grass - pink some narrow strips of fabric scraps and fill your Easter Baskets to hide those eggs.
  4. Finish edges of seam allowances - pink both seam allowances before pressing open.
  5. Fancy edges for leather or suede cloth.
  6. Applique’
  7. Scrapbooking - yes! you can use this Pinking Attachment for scrapbooking and papper-cutting purposes, too, because the blade is not sharp, nor does it ever need sharpening.  It is the pressure of the blade to the eccentric spindle underneath that does the cutting.
     

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Traditional Scallop
Traditional Scallop Blade - 4 waves per inch


SINGER Pinking Attachment - Cutter Wheel Pressure & Eccentric Disk

In the photos above you can see how the pressure of the cutter wheel
meets the eccentric disk below it.

SINGER Ball Bearing Pinking Attachment
for use on all Singer Lock-Stitch Family Sewing Machines

USEFUL - SIMPLE - DURABLE

The Singer Pinking Attachment makes an attractive pinked edge on a wide variety of fabrics from sheer rayon to heavy suitings, felt, etc. Dressmakers, homeworkers and schools find it useful for producing many beautiful effects. It is readily attached to any Singer lockstitch family sewing machine, with the exception of Singer Machine models 66-1 and 66-3. The Singer Pinking Attachment is simple in construction and easy to operate.

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual
Finish Seams, Trim Dressing Tables & Lamps, Edge Chintz & Waterproof Fabrics ~ suitable for Draperies, Shower Curtains, Picnic Table Covers, etc...

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual
Finish Edges on Cabinet Shelving, Leather, Vinyl or Ultra Suede.

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Instruction Manual
Create Seasonal Wall-Hangings, Nursery Decor, or Felt Cloth Books


SINGER Pinking Attachment - Complete Set #1

All Sets including an original box are all sold.
However, see below for Complete Pinking Attachment Sets available without the box.

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Additional Singer Pinker Accessories also Available Separately:



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SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Strip Cutter & Trimmer Wheel - Straight Blade Disk
Original STRIP CUTTER & TRIMMER
$79.95
This straight-edged blade cutter wheel neatly cuts material, whether bias or straight into strips, the widths of which are regulated by the Cloth Guide attached to the Pinker.  The accuracy of the cutting is found very helpful when such strips are needed for piping, cording, binding, facing, trimming bands or narrow ruffles, and the speed is most desirable when cutting rags and stockings into strips for making rag rugs.  The Strip Cutter and Trimmer is not included with the original Pinker Attachment, but is sold separately.

Following the directions carefully, switch the blade from the large pinking blade to the straight edge. Tip: Do not use your Singer Screwdrivers... use a wider, flat head screwdriver. This will protect your attachment and prevent your little Singer screwdrivers from bending out of shape.

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Strip Cutter & Trimmer Wheel - Straight Blade Disk

The straight blade is an original SIMANCO Singer Strip Cutter and Trimmer - the kind that is featured on the back of the instruction manual. These are scarce and hard to find because they were not originally included with the Pinking Attachment, but had to be purchased separately from the Singer Company.

Would you like to make your own Bias Tape for Binding? The widest tape you can use with a Singer Binder is 15/16 of an inch. Singer designed this measurement directly on the Singer Mult-Slotted Binder Attachment. What they also cleverly engineered was the guide on the Pinking Attachment. Sliding the Pinker Cloth Guide all the way over makes perfect-width strips!

Singer Binder Attachment Collaborative with the Pinking Attachment


SINGER Pinking Attachment

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Strip Cutter & Trimmer Wheel - Straight Blade Disk


After cutting the strips (and piecing together if need be), you are ready to begin using the Singer Binding Attachment which will fold the raw edges on both sides, bind it, and stitch your bias strips in place with perfection!

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Strip Cutter & Trimmer Wheel - Straight Blade Disk


Singer Binder Attachment Collaborative with the Pinking Attachment


Singer Binder Attachment Collaborative with the Pinking Attachment
Singer Binder Attachment Sold Separately

Use the Strip Cutter & Trimmer for Wool or Fabric Stripping, Too!

Do you make hooked or needle-punch rugs? The Pinking Attachment is a tool you can use to strip your own wool into the desired width you need whenever you need... and without the strain of a hand crank!  You can do this all on your Featherweight Sewing Machine or any low, vertical shank Singer Sewing Machine. (If you are not sure if the Pinking Attachment will work with your model machine, feel free to e-mail me and ask.)

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Strip Cutter & Trimmer Wheel - Straight Blade Disk


Straight blade will cut as narrow as 1/8 inch, and for punch needle crafters, yes, you can definitely use this for 1/4 inch strips.

It's easy and fast - saves the strain on your arms and hands!

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SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Mini-Scallop Cutting Wheel
Original Mini-Scallop Cutter Wheel
$139.95
The original Traditional Scallop Singer Pinking Blade has 4 waves per inch,
but the mini-scallop has 6 1/2 waves per inch.

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Mini-Scallop Cutting Wheel


A tiny narrow scallop is pinked using the very scarce mini-scallop Singer Cutting Wheel. Below, you can see the various cuts from the three different Singer SIMANCO Pinker Cutting Wheels.

SINGER Pinking Attachment - Original Mini-Scallop Cutting Wheel


The above photograph shows you the comparison of the cutting styles of the three different blades.  The larger, traditional ‘swell’ being the original blade and most common, followed by the cut of the smaller scallop-edged blade (the most scarce to find) and the last being a cut from the straight-edged cutting wheel. The extra two blades were special orders made to the Singer Manufacturing Company and were not originally supplied with each Pinker.  A customer had to specifically make a request.

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Singer Pinking Attachment - L-Shaped-Gear-Tool
Replica L-Shaped Pinker Gear Pin
$5.95


Used to stop the gear mechanisms from turning while adjusting the Pinker, this Gear Pin is especially helpful when removing and / or replacing the cutting wheel.  Quite often the original pins were lost or displaced, so we have had replicas made for replacement to complete your Pinking Attachment.

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Singer Pinking Attachment - Special Screw and Attaching Wrench
Special-Sized Replacement Presser-Bar Screw
& Tightening Wrench for the Singer Pinking Attachment
$10.95


Because these original screws are so often missing or displaced from old Pinking Attachments, we now have available a special-sized screw that has proper length and fit and can be used as a replacement.  To attach the Pinker securely to the machine’s presser bar, a small tightening wrench will also be included.  Because of the abnormal thread pattern Singer used for all of their machine products and screws, standard screws from hardware stores do not fit properly.  It has taken several years of searching, but April 1930’s has finally found a proper-fitting screw with the same thread-pattern and pitch to be used as a replacement for the Pinking Attachment.

Singer Pinking Attachment - Special Screw and Attaching Wrench

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Specially Priced Pinker Attachments

Singer Pinking Attachment - Complete Set #2
Pinking Attachment ~ Complete Set #2
Includes Attachment with Traditional Scallop Cutting Wheel, Original Thumb Screw,
Replica L-Shaped Pin & Reprinted Manual
$99.95
Singer Pinking Attachment - Complete Set #2
Pinking Attachment ~ Complete Set #3
Includes Attachment with Traditional Scallop Cutting Wheel, Replacment Screw & Attaching Tool,
Replica L-Shaped Pin & Reprinted Manual
$69.95



Pinking Attachment Instruction Manual - PDF Free Download
Singer Pinking Attachment Instruction Manual

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