Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Help!

Stop me before I sew again!


Or at least before I buy any more sewing machines.

It's just so hard to pass up an awesome deal on such a sweet little machine. I mean, seriously! $20? So this is my sweet Brother Galaxie 221--solid metal, built in cams for decorative stitches, and bright yellow!

And this case! Come on--it's yellow with turquoise flowers! Vintage perfect.

It looks like it's never been used. Clean as could be, inside and out.

I just love this. I don't know why it tickles my fancy so much. I think after sewing on the old machines with their complete lack of directions about anything, it's just funny how this manufacturer totally dummed-down the process.

These guides are everywhere. Probably a good thing, actually, since it didn't come with a manual and my online attempts to locate one --or any information at all about this machine--have utterly failed. I guess I'll be winging it with this machine...once I figure out where I'm going to put it. It is possible to have a sewing machine stash?

78 comments:

Steph B said...

Of course it's possible - you've got one! A sewing machine stash, that is. I must say it's a unique sort of collection. The yellow would've been hard for me to pass up, too, I admit. Have fun!

marit said...

Love it! Have fun sewing and figuring it out!

Fibra Artysta said...

Yes, it is possible to have a sewing machine stash and I think you've got a healthy one started! :)

But it certainly is adorable, I would have snagged it too.

susanjane said...

I think special shelves to showcase the collection. A collection is somehow more rational then a stash. I love that there's a "darn" setting---for when you get frustrated? You're making me appreciate my '69 Singer so much more. [Ahem. Hands off.]

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Of course you can have a sewing machine stash! It just might take up a bit more room than a yarn stash.

I have two sewing machines so far...and one is tiny!

caknitter said...

She's a beauty! If you buy one more you'll be able to open up your own sewing machine museum.
I'll bet they do a better job at sewing than today's machines.

Sabrina @ my little slice of pie said...

That is super sweet! I don't know if I could have resisted!

'Rin said...

Did you ever happy to find any information on your Galaxie? Or be willing to pass along any information you figured out... one lovely shiny yellow hunk of metal just fell into my lap today, and it seems to be a bit more of a mystery machine that many others out there.

Yarnhog said...

Yes, Rin, as a matter of fact, I did! I was able to get a manual for it. Blogger won't give me your email, so if this gets to you, let me know and I'll email you a copy. :)

Sue said...

Hi
I just happened upon your blog (I love it, and have subscribed to it!) while searching for a manual for a Brother Galaxie 221 sewing machine (Google. It's a wonderful thing :) Your work is just beautiful!

I'm wondering where you came across the manual. I have searched and have not been able to find one. I'd appreciate any info you can offer. Thanks!

Diane Ho said...

Hi, I also found your blog while looking for a manual for the Galaxie 221. Any chance you'd be willing to share the manual on the blog or send me a copy? Would really appreciate it, thanks!

Yarnhog said...

To those who have asked: yes, I do have an electronic copy of the manual and will send it to you, but Blogger does not give me your email address! Email me or leave a comment with your address and I will send you a copy!

Sue said...

Hi
Thank you for the Galaxie 221 electronic instruction manual! My email is susan miller at g mail dot com. I really appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

Hi there I'd also love a copy of the manual, my email is robotsweat at gmail dot com, thanks so much!!!

JennSea said...

I too would love a copy of the manual.
thank you thank you thank you
shameless.hussy at gmail dot com

Rin said...

Oh, gosh! I finally found your message again pulling out my Galaxie again because my Montgomery Ward refuses to do the 2nd side of buttonholes. And I've been following your blog for months!
My e-mail is meganeko (at) gmail if you can find the time to send the manual on to me! Thank you!!
P.S. I love your wreath.

kate said...

Came across your blog while researching sewing machines and looked up my Galaxie 221 out of curiosity. I got mine in 1972 for my HS graduation present and after 39 1/2 years of LOVING it, it is finally dying and I need to replace it and I am BUMMED!! I have the manual - will be happy to copy it after Christmas and send it to whoever wants it, but need to ask for the cost of the copying and mailing.

cathyl63 said...

Hi, just gave my Mom's Brother Galaxie 221 sewing machine to my daughter. A manual would be greatly appreciated. cathyml63@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Could I get a copy of the manual as well? I just inherited one and would like to clean it up and use it. Thanks so much for making this available to everyone!

Anonymous said...

Argh sorry, crdcrdtx@lycos.com

raven said...

I just picked up one of these darling machines today... sadly mine comes in a cabinet not with such a spiffy case like yours.

I'm use to the much older machines (you know, treadle power!) but there is something so charming about this machine, I'm in love.

Having trouble hunting down a manual, did you ever find one?

raven said...

Oh, I should have kept reading before I commented.

If you still have the manual, I would love a copy. itissunny @ shaw . ca

Thank you kindly.

Peggi said...

So, it's been a year, how do you like your Galaxie 221? I just acquired one in a cabinet, I have yet to run it through its paces. Are you still willing to pass along the manual? I would greatly appreciate it!

Tracey said...

I just got my hands on one of these ... trying to figure out if it will do a normal sewing stitch or only fancy. Could you email me the manual? steam wench at gmail dot com. Thanks, Tracey

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm not sure if you even get comments from posts this long ago, but I was also wondering if you would mind emailing me a copy of the galaxie 221 manual! I'm a 20-year-old new to sewing.. I can't even thread this machine! I thought for $20, I could learn to sew on this machine, but it's really not going well. My email is allison.linn236 @ topper dot wku dot edu. Thanks so much!! Allison

dana said...

Wow, I have the exact same sewing machine and I was just about to post it up for sale... but your post has inspired me to keep it! Can I please get a copy of the manual as well? Thanks so much!! korola4dana at hotmail dot com.

cathyl63 said...

I found the manual at www.sew4less.com. It was around $22 including shipping.

OffTheMap13 said...

Hi I would love an e-mailed copy of the manual if you still have it. I found one with the built-in sewing desk. So excited!

offthemap13 at hotmail dot com

Great pictures and great blog!

Anonymous said...

Great photos! Love your blog! I'm fixing up a Galaxie 221 for our local resale shop (proceeds for women's crisis center) and would love to have a bit more insight about this machine. If you could email me a copy of the manual, that would be wonderful--keeps the cost down for the shop.
robbie1949@comcast.net

Thanks!

robbie (www.robbiesews.blogspot.com)

Northern Transplant said...

You are one sharing person. I just got a galaxie 221 donated to us at Busy Hands of Michiana. We sew items for those in need. I would appreciate web copy of the manual.
Thank you very much.
ebnifong@gmail.com
office@busyhandsofmichiana.org

Northern Transplant said...

You are one sharing person. I just got a galaxie 221 donated to us at Busy Hands of Michiana. We sew items for those in need. I would appreciate web copy of the manual.
Thank you very much.
ebnifong@gmail.com
office@busyhandsofmichiana.org

Anonymous said...

Hubby just brought a 221 home from a yard sale, and of course, no manual. If you are still feeling generous, I would love to get a web copy of this as well. I note you have received quite a few requests for such. Thx heaps!
lshoward49@hotmail.com

keithie said...

I just found this post. If you are still willing to send out a manual that would be fabulous.

When I was in college I borrowed my mother's sewing machine to make a halloween costume, but she wanted it back. My Granny had two of these yellow Brother 221's and gave me one of them. I don't use it much and pretty much have to reteach myself all the settings when I break it out every few years. I can guarantee it hasn't been cleaned or oiled in 25 years so this manual will be very helpful.

kedgemon at gmail dot com

Judy A said...

Hi - I have been sewing on a brother 221A for a very long time. I bought it new in the 60's or 70's. I would be happy to copy my manual and email a pdf file (no charge) to you. I'm responding to an old post so you probably have already found a manual, but just in case .... Judy

dana said...

Hi Judy,

I would love a pdf of the manual, if it's not too much trouble! The fact that you've been using your Galaxie 221 for so many years is inspiring. Thanks thanks!

DeidraH said...

I just got a Galaxie 221 yellow!!! No manual. Could I get a copy of the manual emailed to me. thank you.
dewberries3230atyahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

Just got a galaxie 221. Could someone please send me a copy of the manual. Thanks in advance. papalogan at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Just found this sewing machine in my mom's basement. Could you please email me the manual?
carolinesleclair@hotmail.com

Thank-you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello and thanks for offering up the BROTHER Galaxie 221 Manual. I am happy to pay copying/postage fee. Kindly respond to you-nique at verizon dot net. Thanks,Linda

Anonymous said...

This looks just like the Brother model Opus 191 my daughter just bought but her case was pink. I have not been able to find a manual online. Could you please email me a copy? We are trying to figure out what all the knobs do. The knob that changes the specialty stitches does not move. We are hoping the manual can shed some light.
Thanks so much.
Teri

Anonymous said...

I guess it would help if I put my email address. Sorry.

Please send manual to
teribell222@msn.com

Thanks,
Teri

Steven said...

Just picked up one of these at local thrift store. Hoping to make some camping gear with it and want to make sure it's shiny inside & out before i begin. If anyone is still distributing manuals I'd love a copy sent to dragonfirelt at hot mail dot com

Chandra Tate said...
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Anonymous said...

Help! Do you still have a copy of the 221 manual? papalogan at yahoo dot com

Lizette Nguyen said...

Hi,
I am new to sewing, would you be anyone be willing to share the Brother Galaxie 221 Manual?? my email is lizettenguyen@gmail.com
Thank you much:) Happy Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

Hi.
I am new to sewing. Anyone willing to share Brother Galaxie 221 Manual? I would greatly appreciate it. My email: lizettenguyen@gmail.com THank you:) Happy Tuesday:)

SBlake said...

I also found the Brother with carrying case, but no manual. Would you please send a copy? I'm dying to try it out but can't figure out the gadgets on the front! TIA.

SBlake said...

oops, sblake4591@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am trying to help my wife to make that beautiful beast Galaxie 221a work, but we have stack, and no manual. Please email it to: admin (@) clonomatic (dot) com. I'll appreciate it very much. Thanks.

Silas Gilleland said...

I recently acquired a brother galaxie 221 and was wondering if someone would be willing to email me the manual. Thank you. My email is nyrhtaktheknight at gmail dot com.

spike808 said...

I know I'm really late coming in on this, but I would so appreciate if you would please email a copy of the manual to me. Thank you so much for sharing, you have no idea how life saving this would be for me. Have a nice day :)

Allison
corndog808@gmail dot com

Aubrey said...

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I too need the manual for The Brother Galaxie 221a. I have looked everywhere for a copy. If you still check this post, I would love to have a copy!

Aubrey@greeble.org

Felicia Stiening(fstiening@hotmail.com) said...

I need a copy of this manual , you up for selling a copy by any chance?

korogers said...

I too would appreciate a copy of the manual for the Brother Galaxy 221 machine. The help will be greatly appreciated. korogers@aol.com Thank you in advance

Kenneth said...

I know you wrote this blog post almost 5 years ago, but do you still have an electronic copy of the manual? My grandma recently got a brother galaxie 221A with no manual. If you're still sharing could you please sent a copy to ketimmer@yahoo.ca? Thanks in advance.

DanaFree said...

Could you send me a copy of the manual? I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks so much for sharing (the blog is fun)!
Danajeanfreeman at gmail (dot com)

kk Lau said...

Hi

I just got a brother 131 in the same case. Is your machine still sewing well? I read that some of these have plastic cams in them and can break easily. =(

Anonymous said...

Could I please have a copy of the manual? I just bought a never used Galaxie 221! Thanks!
vanillat at gmail

Jennifer Lawson said...

I would love a copy of the manual as well! jenniferlawson000@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping that you are still sharing the manual for the brother galaxie 221 machine. I would love a copy steveandlorismith at rogers dot com
thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Please please email me a copy of the user manual for the Brothers Galxie 221 sewing machine! I just got my old one back after a divorce and being overseas.....
My email is calhounmb1@msn.com
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Please e-mail me the manual for the Brother Galaxie 221 as I just received this as a gift from my Aunt! Its been in the family for quite sometime but she lost the manual! My email is foxyroxy56@peoplepc.com would be forever greatful!! Thank you so very much!!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone send me a copy of the manual for the Brother Galaxie 221 sewing machine please. bonwal21@bellsouth.net

Lucila Mireles said...

If any of you has a copy of the manual for Brother Galaxie 221 PLEASE send it to me. pinas416@gmail.com I would appreciate it! :)

Lucila Mireles said...

If any of you has a copy of the manual for Brother Galaxie 221 PLEASE send it to me. pinas416@gmail.com I would appreciate it! :)

Anonymous said...

Would very much appreciate a copy of the Brother Galaxie 221 sewing machine manual!! Thank you so much for your time!! Love the machine! mjgoller@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...




I'm hoping that you are still sharing the manual for the brother galaxie 221 machine. I would love a copy joan@goldbear.com.
thanks so much

Anonymous said...

I know this post is several years old, but if anybody has a digital copy of the Brother Galaxie 221 sewing machine manual, can you please send it to me?? I've scoured the internet without finding one. Thanks! oldfashionedheart@gmail.com

Brandi said...

Also looking for the manual if anyone still checks out the comments
Brandi.Wilson at hotmail dot ca

Brandi said...

Also looking for the manual if anyone still checks out the comments
Brandi.Wilson at hotmail dot ca

Nanice59 said...

I would also love a email with the manual for the Brother Galaxie 221, I just purchased this machine at the Salvation Army for 12.50!!! My email is nanice59@aol.com. Thanks:)

Anonymous said...

Any possibility of sending me a copy of the manual? Trying to get my mother's machine up and running. I love it! My email address is:
Emilydlong@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Hi
I was wondering if you could send me the manual as well. My email is manjotg@hotmail.ca. I really appreciate it!

S Robinson said...

I know this is an old issue. But I would also like a copy of the manual please. Email address is redhead936@msn.com. Thank you very much.

Sandi

Teena said...

Seems everyone would love a copy of this manual. I am no exception. If you still have it and are still passing it out, I too would love a copy. Thank you for your time and effort, and for being so generous to so many ppl. My email is teenaleesorrell@gmail.com

Thanks again,
Teena

Anonymous said...

I am also looking for a copy of the manual as I just received my Mom's Brother 221. If you still have it, I would love to get a copy. My email is
stoner_14@hotmail.com

I am located in Newfoundland, Canada

Thanks

Sharon

JMRahab said...

Yet another search for the Galaxie 221 manual! joannebarrett91 at gmail dot com if you're still at it :D

Thanks for your post!

Anonymous said...

Hi..I'd love a manual too please.
Maa.970@gmail.com

Thks.