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Featherweight "Club"

An open "club" for Singer featherweight owners, wanna be owners, and enthusiasts. To also include any vintage sewing machines.

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Featherweight case

Started by Beth Byars. Last reply by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP 16 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hi. I'm new to this site and just trying to figure out how to add to or make new posts. Love my little 221 but the case is horrible so I decided to recover it. Well, having a bit of a problem getting…Continue

Where did you get your Featherweight?

Started by Jennifer Schifano Thomas. Last reply by Karen S Pollard Jan 8. 57 Replies

I just love to tell people that my fiance found my Featherweight at a yard sale.  It was tagged for $5.00, but he bargained them down to $4.00!  I didn't even know about it until we got to the car.…Continue

FW model years - Are some years better than others?

Started by Jennifer Schifano Thomas. Last reply by Kathleen Clendennen Dec 28, 2014. 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there is an answer to this question?  I'm just curious.  I own a 1937, a 1940, and a 1951.  The 1940 model sews the best, but I have no idea if it was made better, taken better…Continue

Tags: machines, sewing, vintage, Featherweight, Singer

naming your feather weight

Started by Rebecca Dees. Last reply by Rhonda Wride Sep 22, 2014. 3 Replies

I see that people have named their machine. I have not and never thought about it! Guess I better name my machine! Gotta think of a good and proper one for the old girl!Continue

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Comment by Kathleen Clendennen on April 10, 2012 at 12:26pm

You can get all sorts of Featherweight parts from www.thequiltgal.com.

Comment by Mary Ann Robinson Davis on April 10, 2012 at 9:16am

I have gotten 1/4 feet for my FW's from the Featherweight 221 web site.  Very nice folks to deal with.  Also have their book & DVD on FW upkeep. 

Comment by Beth Hammergren on April 9, 2012 at 11:23pm

Thanks for the information Jennifer.   The International Quilt Show is this weekend in Cincinnati, so going to check there first.  Then Paducah at the end of the month.  If no luck then I know that I can check out this site, as well as knowing a price range. I would love to have the original box refurbished, but I am sure that is way outside of my financial capabilities.

Comment by Jennifer Beltz on April 9, 2012 at 11:11pm

Hi Beth

sewingonline.com sells repro cases for about $70...or you could try ebay. I just got my featherweight today and it does not have a seam guide. I was looking online for one and that is how I know who has cases. I have ordered from the website I gave you and they are very good and I have always been pleased.

 

Comment by Beth Hammergren on April 9, 2012 at 11:07pm

Just got my first Featherweight a few months ago thru a local online auction.  I want to take a class on how to take care of it and use of it.  Does anyone know where you can get cases for them.  Unfortunately, the case that came with this one is missing its bottom.  The insert is still intact with the instruction book, attachments, etc.

Comment by Brenda Ruiz on April 9, 2012 at 6:15pm

My featherweights and 301 machines are my "go to" machines as well.

Comment by Karen S Pollard on April 9, 2012 at 2:27pm

My Featherweights are my "go to" machines when my expensive fancy ones aren't cooperating.  I can always count on them to do the job.  Just think how amazing it is that machines made from the 1930s-1960s are still going strong.  Today's computerized machines can't even begin to compare.

Comment by Jennifer Beltz on April 9, 2012 at 1:46pm

Karen P and Brenda R...she is up and running!! After I threaded R to L instead of the way I had it and playing with the tension some, she goes like a charm!! Thank you both so much!! glad I have this site to go to!! Can't wait till tonight when everyone is in bed and I can sit down and really get to know her!!

Comment by Karen S Pollard on April 9, 2012 at 1:03pm
Comment by Karen S Pollard on April 9, 2012 at 1:02pm

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