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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Where did you get your Featherweight?

Started by Jennifer Schifano Thomas. Last reply by Carolyn Hoxton Apr 4. 45 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

Quilted padding for FW

Started by Janet Shaw. Last reply by Sharon Mar 16. 6 Replies

Hi all!  Does anyone have a pattern or ideas for making "cute" padding (like a tote) for the FW in its black case when it is being transported to the guild or to a friend's house for a sew day?…Continue


Started by Pam George. Last reply by Linda radziminski Feb 5. 1 Reply

I'm new here and would like to be a member of this group. I have a Singer 221 Featherweight that I've had for about 15 years. I have been finding feet and other Parts on the web.Continue

antique hand crank machines

Started by Melva E Campbell. Last reply by Sue Mohr Jan 6. 17 Replies

Any members have a hand crank sewing machine?I have an old Singer hand crank fiddle base machine that I am going to try finding the age, and another newer Singer with a model # I have a book that…Continue

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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

and some moreOiling%20Points%20for%20the%20221.docx                

Comment by Karen S Pollard on April 9, 2012 at 1:01pm
Comment by Karen S Pollard on April 9, 2012 at 1:00pm

Jennifer, I'm going to attach some information I've collected about Featherweights that may help you.10%20Most%20Common%20Problems%20with%20your%20FW.docCommon%20Causes%20of%20Problems%20with%20the%20Featherweight.docx

Comment by Brenda Ruiz on April 9, 2012 at 12:46pm


I also would like to know the brand name of the new 1/4" foot and where to purchase it. My sister got the Little Foot, but if this works better, I will buy it.


Comment by Karen S Pollard on April 9, 2012 at 12:39pm


Do you know the brand name of the new 1/4 " foot your Mom bought?  I would like to get a couple for my Featherweights too.

Comment by Brenda Ruiz on April 9, 2012 at 12:39pm

Hi Jennifer,

The machine is threaded from right to left. That could be the problem. Also make sure the flat side of the needle has been inserted with the flat side facing to the left. Hope this helps.


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