The Singer Featherweight Model 221
When Singer designed and built this first commercially successful portable sewing machine they got it right. Prized by quilters for their timeless and classic beauty, ruggedness, light weight, and beautiful stitching these machines are often seen at quilting retreats, guild events, classes, and at Sit-n-Sews.
All of us at Quilters Connection own and sew on a Singer Featherweight, and so do many of our customers.
In 2008 David began repairing and refurbishing our own Featherweights. This work quickly spread to repairing customer machines, and refurbishing machines for sale in our quilt shop.
These eight shiny and beautiful machines shown above graduated from our Service Academy, and included a 1947 scroll faceplate model, several Singer 100 Years of Service Centennial models, and one of the later “Art Deco” decal style machines. They were available in our shop just in time for Christmas 2009, and sold out quickly.
How To Get One of Your Own
We always have some Featherweights in the shop for sale. These usually include some of the first generation 1934-1935 models, some later scroll plate models, Centennial models, and some other 1950's models.
Most of these Featherweights come in the original carrying case, many of which are in exceptional condition just like the machines!
Come in soon and take a look at these fine machines. We know of nowhere else in Washington state where you can see, feel, and choose from so many beautiful Featherweights all in one place.
When you choose your machine we’ll teach you how to thread it, and we’ll let you sew on it to be sure you are satisfied with the stitching.
These machines always sell quickly. Call today for an appointment to come in soon while the selection is still good and experience the joy of owning and sewing on one of these fine Featherweights. Invest in an heirloom that will be a joy to use each and every day!
Click Here to see the Featherweights we have available for sale in our shop.
Parts and Service
If your Featherweight is in need of service or repair, bring it to us. Whether it simply needs a good cleaning and adjustment, or has more serious problems we will be glad to take a look at it and give you an estimate before the work begins. After the work is done we will test the sewing to make sure the machine is making nice stitches and the tension is properly set. And if the years have taken their toll on the finish of your machine, we may be able to shine it up for you as well!
Do you need a new light bulb, belt, or drip pad for your Featherweight? How about some bobbins, needles, or a new 1/4 inch foot? Or maybe something like a thread spool pin and cover, throat plate, or a new power cord. We stock some featherweight parts and are adding more every week. If we don't have what you want give us a call and we will be happy to order it for you.
Fix that great old machine and fall in love with it all over again!