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Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines: a New Owner's Guide

Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines: a New Owner's Guide — The Mermaid's Den

In this post, I'll show you how to clean and troubleshoot your new Singer Featherweight sewing machine to ensure that everything is in good working order.

How to clean up a vintage sewing machine

Vintage Singer Love - How I Clean 'em Up (The Basics)

I posted about the 3 vintage Singers that followed me home a couple of weeks ago; now I thought I'd give a step-by-step of how I do a basic clean up on one of the full-size ladies. My techniques have been gleaned from research at places like the Yahoo Vintage Singers group, David McCallum's Featherweight DVDs & books, various posters at Pattern Review, and lots of experimentation on the old machines that have found their way to my house. Some of those experiments were not so successful…

Resources and information on finding and identifying awesome vintage sewing machines.

Identifying Vintage Sewing Machines - Threads

Resources and information on finding and identifying awesome vintage sewing machines.

Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines: a New Owner's Guide

Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines: a New Owner's Guide — The Mermaid's Den

In this post, I'll show you how to clean and troubleshoot your new Singer Featherweight sewing machine to ensure that everything is in good working order.

How to Clean & Lubricate the Singer Featherweight 221 & 222

How to Clean & Lubricate Your Gears and Motor

Learn how to properly clean and lubricate your Singer Featherweight 221 & 222K sewing machine gears as well as the motor. Video tutorial walks you through each step for where to apply the lubricant. If you do not have the right grease on hand, then scroll down below the video to order a tube of the proper grease for your machine, or click here to learn more about our low-melting-point sewing machine lubricant. *We have now updated our Featherweight Shop Motor & Gear Lubricant video tutorial…

What's the difference between rotary and oscillating hooks on a sewing machine? Learn that and which one would be best for you to use.

The Differences Between Rotary and Oscillating Sewing Machine Hook System

What's the difference between rotary and oscillating hooks on a sewing machine? Learn that and which one would be best for you to use.

Singer Featherweight 222 Open Arm Sewing Machine - 1959 -- with bed removed for free arm sewing

Singer sewing machine Featherweight 221 and 222

Singer Featherweight 221 Tip of the Month

Wrong turn! Nova Montgomery

Exciting quilt guild programs presented by Nova Montgomery, an award winning quilter and quilt historian.

Singer Featherweight 221 - Dating Your Machine – The Singer Featherweight Shop

Dating Your Singer Featherweight Machine

What is the Birthdate of My Singer Featherweight? To date your Singer Featherweight, you will need to locate the serial number on the bottom of your machine. It has two letters followed by a series of six numbers. Using the serial number you can use the three charts below to find the date when your machine was given a batch assignment at the factory. If you do not find your machine serial number listed in any of the three charts, then read through all text and all article links for more…

My Sewing Machine Obsession: Singer 221: How to remove the bobbin case

Singer 221: How to remove the bobbin case base

Rose emailed me about her Singer 221 (aka Featherweight). She turned the hand wheel backwards and it is all bound up. I told her I thought it might have a thread lock. There is a free adjuster's manual available on line. If you go to my resources page and scroll down to the link about FW you will see it. First remove the needle plate. Betsy is demonstrating this. I like to use the Brownell bit set. She, however, is a fan of the long shaft screw driver. Now the proverbial finger of the bobbin…

The Old Sewing Machine Man services, repairs, reconditions, restores, sells, and collects old and antique sewing machines. His speciality is the Singer Featherweight machines (model 211). He carries a full line of parts for them as well - see the online catalog. He also has and can get many, many parts for other old, and antique Singer machines, as well as all other brands of sewing machines. Located in Central Florida between Gainesville and Ocala. See map.

see the online catalog. He also has and can get many, many parts for other old, and antique Singer machines, as well as all other brands of sewing machines. Located in Central Florida between Gainesville and Ocala. See map.

The Old Sewing Machine Man services, repairs, reconditions, sells, and collects old and antique sewing machines. His specialty is the Singer Featherweight machines (model 221). He carries a full line of parts for them as well (see catalog). He also has and can get many, many parts for other old, and antique sewing machines. He does not work on computerized sewing machines, or sergers. He specializes in old sewing machines for sale, old sewing machine parts and old sewing machine repairs…

Singer Featherweight 221 Blackside and Chrome Comparison

Timeline History of the Singer Featherweight

From 1933 to 1969, this timeline provides a detailed history of the Singer Featherweight 221, 222 and all the details surrounding this Singer Sewing Machine. 1933:On October 3, 1933, Singer commissioned the first batch of 10,000 model 221 sewing machines, marketing them as the Singer Featherweight. Experimenting with the design and aesthetics of this new model, some of the distinctions varied, so do not be surprised if you find some subtle changes from machine to machine within this first…

Singer Featherweight 221 Tip of the Month - There are two types of hook assemblies and two types of bobbins cases - one type will take both types of bobbin cases, the other will only take one.

Wrong turn! Nova Montgomery

Exciting quilt guild programs presented by Nova Montgomery, an award winning quilter and quilt historian.