Featherweight "Club"

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

Members: 392
Latest Activity: Jan 16

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thread catching and breaking

Started by Sandra Betts. Last reply by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP Nov 2, 2017. 5 Replies

My 221 is threaded correctly, new needle correctly inserted, bobbin correct,etc,etc. She sews OK but when the seam is finished, presser foot lifted , takeup lever in highest position when I try to…Continue

Featherweight case

Started by Beth Byars. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays Nov 30, 2016. 6 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

Anyone who also has an old Bernina sewing machine?

Started by Andrea Fleiner Apr 26, 2016. 0 Replies

Hi eveyone,I have an old Bernina 121 sewing machine. That machine was made in 1943 in Switzerland and only very few were made. the 125 is more famous because she also has a zig-zag stich, which the…Continue


Started by QuilterBridget. Last reply by QuilterBridget Apr 6, 2016. 4 Replies

Well I finally got my first Featherweight!  It's in immaculate condition and I found it at an Antique Mall for $350.  I joined this group a few years ago because my dream was to have a Featherweight…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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