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Antique / Vintage
Singer Featherweight Model 221 - 222 Sewing Machines

We can help you sell your Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine.   Contact us for Details!

Once you have used a vintage Singer Model 221 or 222 Featherweight sewing machine you will know why they are referred to as "The Perfect Portable", and why a whole new generation of sewing machine collectors and seamstresses Singer Featherweight Model 221have fallen in love with them!  The popularity of these sewing machines with quilters and other fabric artisans has helped uncover a wealth of information regarding the production history of this machine and its many variations.  And many Singer Featherweight "users" soon become Singer Featherweight "collectors".

We are proud to offer for sale a fine selection of 221 and 222 Antique Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines that we are selling for several consignors. 

All of these antique Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines listed below have been gently used and well cared for.  We stand behind what we sell.  We fully service each and every one of these 221 and 222 Featherweights before we offer them for sale.  And every Featherweight that we sell carries our written 1 Year Guarantee.  Any of these Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines would make a perfect gift for your favorite quilter or seamstress, or for yourself!

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A Word About Condition.........

I love to see vintage Singer 221 and 222 Featherweight sewing machines in excellent cosmetic condition, and most of the Singer Featherweights offered below will meet this criteria.  However I also realize thatBlack Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine there is a need for good working Featherweight machines in somewhat less-than-excellent cosmetic condition, so when available I will offer machines in this category as well, but only when I can price them appropriately.

Regardless which machine you purchase from me all of the Singer Featherweights listed below are cleaned, oiled, adjusted and ready to go back to work.  All have original Singer parts.  All are 110 Volt wiring for US use.  All of these Featherweights are in excellent mechanical and electrical condition, and all are ready to sit down and sew with.

To assure your satisfaction all of the Vintage Singer Featherweight sewing machines we sell come with our complete 1-Year Money Back Guarantee.

The differences in prices reflect variations in cosmetic condition---fine details such as the degree of wear, if any, to the gold decals, the degree of shine to the black paint / clearcoat finish, the degree of wear to the fabric cover of the case, whether or not the machine includes other accessories such as attachments, an oil can, original Singer instruction booklet, etc.
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How to decide which one to buy.........

If you are looking for a good, strong, working sewing machine that you can use day in and day out and you don't want to spend a small fortune to get it, chose one of these Featherweights from the lower price range.  All of these vintage sewing machines look good and sew great! 

If you are wanting a Singer Featherweight that you will be as proud to display and show off as you are to use, and you don't mind spending a little more, chose from the upper price range.  These sewing machines are some of the nicest examples you are ever likely to find!

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But please keep in mind that every Featherweight that has been used, no matter how infrequently or how carefully, will display some signs of use---minor pin marks, small paint chips or scrapes, some loss to the gold decaling, etc.  These machines are 50-70 years old, and some wear, however little, is always evident, even on the nicest of them.  "Shelf" wear occurs over a period of time, even if the machine is left undisturbed and unused in the case.  I have been dealing in Featherweights for many years and I have never seen the cosmetically perfect "10"---I don't believe it exists.


How To Order

Once you have decided which machine you are would like to purchase just email or call and I can go over all the details of that specific machine with you, and take your payment / shipping info.

Not sure which machine will best suit your needsCall and I can help you determine that as well.


BUY WITH ASSURANCE!

All of the Singer Featherweight sewing machines listed below have been fully serviced in our workshop---full inspected, cleaned, oiled, lubricated, adjusted, and sew-tested---before being offered for sale.  Every single Featherweight we sell carries our 1-year guarantee!  Who else offers you that?

Black Singer Featherweight Model 222 "FreeArm" Sewing Machines


1955 Black Singer Featherweight 222 Sewing Machine (EK322335)1955 Black Singer Featherweight 222 Sewing Machine (EK322335)    Singer model 222 sewing machines, also known as "Freearm" or "Convertible" Singer Featherweights, have a feature that was not found on Singer's model 221 machines.  The freearm feature allows a portion of the flat bedplate to be removed, leaving a tubular-shaped base that allows for sewing around pant legs, sleeves, and other circular areas with limited access.  To remove the bed you simply unscrew the thumbscrew and slide the bed off.  The model 222 Featherweight machines also have a "Sew / Darn" lever---a feature that allows you to drop the feed dogs to enable freehand machine darning and embroidery.  And the stitchplate is marked off in graduated increment lines that function as a seam guide.

There were relatively few 222s produced compared to 221s, and the machines were only produced in Singer's Clydesdale, Scotland factory.  Because many were slated to be sold within Europe most were originally equipped with Singer's 220V motors.  Those that were made for export to the US were either sent to Singer's Canadian factory to be equipped with a Singer 110V motor or were later given full motor conversions for 110V use within the US.

This 222 Featherweight has the original 110V Canadian motor.  It has been extremely well cared for and is really gorgeous!  It serviced up beautifully with no issues.  The stitch is perfect and it's a lot of fun to sew on!  The motor just purrs.  The surface has a beautiful gloss and a shiny reflective finish with minimal pinmarks.  The carry case is in very nice condition and will continue to do it's job to protect the machine and allow for easy transport.  The instruction manual is an original and in very good condition.  There is a nice assortment of original Singer attachment feet and be sure to check out all the pictures to see how cute the original oil can is, with it's offset spout! 

Singer produced  an amazingly reliable and high quality product when they manufactured the Featherweight.  It's such a pleasure to see a machine like this example that was obviously highly regarded by its owner.        $1495    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic      SMC-222FW




1956 Black Singer Featherweight 222 Sewing Machine (EL684009)1956 Black Singer Featherweight 222 Sewing Machine (EL684009)    Singer model 222 sewing machines, also known as "Freearm" or "Convertible" Singer Featherweights, have a feature that was not found on Singer's model 221 machines.  The freearm feature allows a portion of the flat bedplate to be removed, leaving a tubular-shaped base that allows for sewing around pant legs, sleeves, and other circular areas with limited access.  To remove the bed you simply unscrew the thumbscrew and slide the bed off.  The model 222 Featherweight machines also have a "Sew / Darn" lever---a feature that allows you to drop the feed dogs to enable freehand machine darning and embroidery.  And the stitchplate is marked off in graduated increment lines that function as a seam guide.

There were relatively few 222s produced compared to 221s, and the machines were only produced in Singer's Clydesdale, Scotland factory.  Because many were slated to be sold within Europe most were originally equipped with Singer's 220V motors.  Those that were made for export to the US were either sent to Singer's Canadian factory to be equipped with a Singer 110V motor or, as was the case with this Featherweight, have since had full motor conversions for 110V use within the US.

This 222 Featherweight is a beauty!  It has been fully serviced and is all set to get back to work.  It sews a lovely stitch, and the motor runs very smooth and strong.  It is in excellent shape both mechanically and electrically.  It has been well- maintained and shows just the gentlest of use by a meticulous owner.

You'll be proud to show this one off!  It's extremely glossy and bright, with virtually no wear to the gold decals.  The pin marks to the finish are minimal.  The carry case is clean and sturdy and looks very nice.  A nicely reprinted copy of the Singer 222 instruction manual is included as well as the original Singer oil can.  Best of all there are a host of original Singer attachments in their little red plastic pouch.  In addition to the standard attachment feet this 222 also includes the Singer embroidery hoop and the darning foot.  Both of these attachments are very hard to find, and a real bonus!  Highly recommend---and guaranteed to please!        $1495    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic      KK-222FW




Special Designation / Limited Edition Black Singer Featherweight Model 221Sewing Machines


1936 Black Singer Featherweight 221 TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION Sewing Machine (AE086014)1936 Black Singer Featherweight 221 "TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION" Sewing Machine (AE086014)    I'm extremely excited to be able to offer for sale this exceptionally rare and special Singer Featherweight 221!  First, a little history to help put the scarcity of this machine into perspective.  In 1936 Texas commemorated and celebrated the state's 100th anniversary of independence from Mexico going all out to produce a gala World's Fair-type Exposition.  It was an incredibly bold and daring undertaking, given that the country was still in the midst of the Great Depression, and Texas in particular was so hard hit by, and still reeling from, the ravages of the Dust Bowl.

We all know they do things in a big way in Texas, and the gamble paid off!  Despite the odds that could have worked against success the event attracted millions of visitors and gave a huge boost to the Texas economy.  Manufacturers were eager to display their products and reinvigorate their sales, and produced specially-designated versions of their goods to show off to the public.  Never to be outdone by the competition the Singer Manufacturing Co. seized the opportunity and produced a 221 sewing machine bearing a special red-banded badge that read "Texas Centennial Exposition 1836-1936", a machine that was marketed and sold only at the Exposition.

There were relatively few of these Featherweights produced, and fewer still known to exist.  This example is all original.  It's very clean and bright.  As the pictures indicate, it does show a fair amount of loss to the gold decal along the front edge.  Still, it is so very classy looking!  Dating from the 30's it features the Egyptian scrollwork design on the chrome faceplate.  The handwheel is chrome-rimmed.  The backplate for the stitch length regulator is chrome.  The needle thread tension device is un-numbered.  The bobbin winding tension mechanism is front-mounted.  The foot pedal has the distinctly Deco-inspired air vents.

As with all of the Featherweights we sell this one has been completely serviced and is ready to sew on.  It is complete with the accessory feet shown as well as the Singer Featherweight manual.  The carry case is in very nice clean, sturdy condition, complete with it's top tray, and will continue to do its job to protect the machine.  It has a new leather handle so there's no reason not to take it along to the next quilt festival to show it off!  They don't come along very often---highly recommend!             $2795    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic   KK-TX-221




1951 Black Singer Featherweight 221 100 Year Anniversary Centennial Sewing Machine (AK418440)1951 Black Singer Featherweight 221 "100 Year Anniversary Centennial" Sewing Machine (AK418440)   Wondering what a Centennial is?  In 1951 Singer celebrated its 100th year of business by designating models of that year with a special logo commemorating the anniversary.  The badge proudly reads "A Century of Sewing Service 1851-1951".  Collectors refer to these Featherweights as "Centennials" or anniversary models.

If you have been waiting to find a really nice "Centennial" model Featherweight here it is!   This example is in outstanding condition!   It's truly one of the nicest you are likely to ever find.  It shows only the most gentle of use and careful, proper storage.  The surface has an extremely deep, rich black color with a highly reflective glossy shine.  The gold decals are bright and near 100%.  The 100 year medallion badge makes it ever so pretty.

This Featherweight was a pleasure to service and needed very little other than a light cleaning and some minor adjusting.  Its sews beautifully and will be a pleasure to use!  It is complete with the original manual as well as a nice assortment of Singer accessory feet.  It even has the original little Singer oil can, a collectible piece in it's own right.  The carry case is in extremely nice condition as well.  Guaranteed to please!      $795     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic       TW-FW     SOLD!



Black Singer Featherweight Model 221 Sewing Machines


1946 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AG873951)1946 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AG873951) A moderately priced early vintage Featherweight!  This Singer Model 221 has the lovely "Egyptian scrollwork" design faceplate.  There are far fewer examples of these early models found compared to the later ones, and cosmetically they typically they show a lot of hard use.  This one is unusually bright and shiny, although there is a fair amount of loss to the gold decal along the front edge.  The other "apology" is the previous owner's ID number kind of prominently marked on the back and the bottom.  But overall it is very attractive and very classy!

Mechanically it is a great machine---it runs and stitches perfectly, and required very little in the way of tuning up.  It really does sew nicely.  It has the early-style foot controller.  The original Singer attachment feet shown are included. The carry case is in excellent condition.  The original Singer Featherweight manual with this machine is so nice I had to look twice to decide if it was a reproduction or not.   This Featherweight is a great choice for a budget-minded person who wants an Egyptian scrollfront machine they can feel comfortable using day in and day out, at a price that won't break the bank!     $550     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic       JF-FW-16



1951 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (EH005717)1951 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (EH005717)    This pretty machine was manufactured in Singer's Canadian factory towards the end of the Featherweight production period in the US.  It wouldn't be long before women moved away from doing any more than just occasional sewing, so Singer began shifting operations away from their Elizabeth, NJ facility and consolidating production to their plants in Canada and the UK.   Featherweights from this time period represent the end of an era.  This beautiful machine got tucked away for 50-some years! 

This pretty Featherweight sews like a champ, producing that beautiful straight and even stitch Featherweights are known and prized for!  It needed very little in the way of tuning up or adjusting, and it serviced up beautifully.  It has a new belt and a new electric cord, and is ready to get back to work!

Overall the cosmetic condition is very nice.  The pinmarks on the surface of the clearcoat finish are apparent but do not distract.  The paint is a rich black and the gold decals are 99% intact.  Included with this Featherweight is a complete assortment of original Singer attachments in their box.  The original Featherweight manual is included as well.  The carry case is in very nice clean condition so it's ready to travel and accompany you to quilt shows and retreats.  Ready for another lifetime of use!          $595     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      DSS-FW



1952 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AK760817)1952 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AK760817)    This is just a really nice Featherweight!  The machine itself is very clean and pretty, and the carry case is also in beautiful condition.  It's been fully serviced and it sews like a champ!  And of course it carries our 1-year guarantee.  The paint is bright and shiny and the gold decals are near 100% intact.  Be sure to click on all the picture links to see just how nice it is.  If you are looking for a moderately-priced Featherweight, but you are fussy about condition, this is the perfect one for you.   

There are no "bells and whistles" with this one.  It does not include any attachments (although you can add them on if you want).  The instructions are just a regular zerox paper copy.  The footpedal is an AlphaSew replacement, but in all honesty I find it easier to control than the Singer original button-style pedals.  This machine is exactly what you need to sew that perfect Featherweight stitch---why pay for more!          $550     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      LCJ-FW     SOLD! 




1953 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL432655)1953 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL432655)    This Featherweight is one of the nicest you are likely to find!  A meticulous owner and careful storage over the last 61 years provided just the right circumstances for graceful aging.  Featherweights in this kind of condition are a pleasure to service, and this one needed very little in the way of tuning and adjusting.  The motor is strong, it runs beautifully, and it sews that lovely stitch these "Perfect Portables" are known for. 

From a cosmetic standpoint this one is right up at the top.  The black paint is deep and rich, and the clearcoat finish is bright with great reflection and shine.  There is no evident wear to the gold decals.  It's just a really pretty machine!  It's complete with an original Singer manual and a nice assortment of accessory feet.  The carry case is in just as nice condition as the machine, so it's ready to use at home, take on vacation, or tote to quilting classes.  This one will turn some heads!        $725     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      SBH-FW      SOLD!




1954 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL692486)1954 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL692486)    This moderately price "no frills" Featherweight will be a great user!  It sews beautifully and the motor runs strong.  It served it's last owner well and is ready to take on the sewing tasks of the next generation.

Dating from the mid-50's it carries the geometric "paperclip" design gold decals.  There is a small amount of loss to the gold decal in one spot on the front edge, and just very minimal pinmarks in the clearcoat finish.  But overall it's nice and shiny and clean.

This Featherweight is outfitted with the graduated stitchplace with seam width designation.  The carry case is in excellent condition, and a nicely reproduced copy of the Singer 221 instruction manual is included as well. There are no attachments with this machine but I always have a nice assortment of attachment feet that can be added on if you want them, either now or down the line.  Why pay for what you don't want or need?  A great budget-minded choice!        $575     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      JF-FW-17     SOLD!




1955 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM157144)1955 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM157144)    What more could you want?  This Featherweight is wonderful to sew on and a pleasure to look at!  When Featherweights are nice, they are really nice.  And this one is certainly that!  I love seeing them in this kind of condition, so if you are fussy about appearances this is definitely one you will want to consider. 

Dating from the mid-50's it sports those crisp geometric "paperclip" design gold decals.  It's very clean and shiny, with a rich black surface having that pretty mirror-like reflective gloss.  There is a thin scratch in the clearcoat finish on the far side of the bed, but it does not detract.  Beyond that there are minimal pin marks and the machine shows gentle use, proper maintenance, and careful storage.

Of course this Featherweight is in excellent mechanical condition.  It's been fully serviced and adjusted to sew that beautiful Featherweight stitch. It's equipped with the delineated stitch plate, a great assist for sewing consistent seam widths.  A host of accessories in their original box are included as well as the original Singer instruction manual.  The carry case is in really fine shape as well.  A great choice!        $675     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      CO-FW     SOLD!




1956 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM410746)1956 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM410746)    This Featherweight is so very pretty!  It's hard to believe it really is 58 years old!  It is extremely clean and has a nice shine.  There is just minor loss to the gold decals in a few spots.  There are also a couple circular marks to the clearcoat finish where the foot pedal was stored on the flat surface of the machine.   But overall it looks really nice and bright. 

This Featherweight was a pleasure to service, and I guarantee it will be a pleasure to sew on!  Featherweights are notoriously reliable workhorses and this one is no exception!  The motor runs strong and it produces that renowned super-straight Featherweight stitch. 

This machine would be a great choice for a budget-minded buyer.   It is considerably less expensive than most of the others I have available at this time because it does not come with a carry case.  The case appears to have been left behind during one of the previous owner's moves, but nonetheless the machine was carefully stored and does still have its original assortment of Singer attachments as well as the little red plastic attachment container from the case.  The original Featherweight manual is included as well.  A great machine at an affordable price!          $475     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      EW-FW     SOLD!




1960 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (ES170711)1960 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (ES170711)     This Featherweight is strikingly beautiful!  It is very clean and very complete.  The finish is extremely glossy-bright and highly reflective. The gold decals are in outstanding condition.  Of course it's not just another pretty face!  As with all the Featherweights we sell it's been fully serviced and adjusted and is just waiting to get back to work.  It sews a beautiful stitch and runs strong.

The delineated throat plate with incremental markings make it easy to produce seams of straight and consistent width.  And if you're so inclined toward crafting or "creative seamstressing" the assortment of original Singer attachments, even including the buttonholer, will provide hours of challenging fun. The original Singer Featherweight instruction manual as well and the black carry case is in really fine condition.

As the 1960s approached Singer was scaling back on its US operations, and production of their black Featherweights was moved to their Kilbowie, Scotland and St. Johns, Canada factories  Featherweights like this one were badged with what has now become the prized "Red S" on the oval tag, and given the "221-K" (as in Kilbowie) designation.  Fifty four years later and you can still feel the thrill!          $695     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      JF-FW-17   SOLD!



1961 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (ES241601)1961 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (ES241601)     Remember the 60s?  This Singer 221 is 53 years young, and a true beauty with its "Red S" designation on the badge.  Singer was winding down its US operations at this point in time.  As they were approaching the end of their black Featherweight production runs operations were switched to their Kilbowie, Scotland and St. Johns, Canada factories  The model 221 machines were badged with what has now become the prized "Red S" on the oval tag, and given the "221-K" (as in Kilbowie) designation.  This gorgeous machine symbolizes the end of an era!

Everything about it is nice.  Of course you will love the way it produces that pretty Featherweight stitch.  It runs strong and it sews beautifully.  It has a super glossy shine to the finish, and the bright gold decal is near 100% intact.  No question this one was well cared for, gently used, and then carefully stored. 

It's outfitted with the delineated throat plate with markings that make it a cinch to keep seams straight and of consistent width.  It's complete with an assortment of the basic original Singer attachments, and has a nicely reproduced copy of the Singer Featherweight instruction manual as well.  The black carry case is in really fine condition.  It's very clean and crisp and just as nice as can be.  You'll be as proud to show this one off as you will be to sew on it.   My only caution is that you might find yourself sitting and staring at it when you're supposed to be sewing!          $695     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      JF-FW-15     SOLD!



Tan and White Singer Featherweight Model 221J / 221K Sewing Machines



1961 TAN Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine (ES882716)1961 TAN Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine (ES882716)      You most often see them in black.  You occasionally see them in white.  But this one is the very-seldom-seen Made in Canada Model 221J Tan Singer Featherweight!  Don't confuse this TAN Singer Featherweight Model 221 J with the WHITE Model 221 K!  The tan or beige Featherweight is a distinctly different color.  These tan models were produced for just a very short period of time and were manufactured only in Singer's Canadian factories.  As the 1960's approached black colored sewing machines were falling out of favor, and Singer knew that if they wanted to stay on top of the market they needed to "modernize" their look and come up with something that reflected the style of the '60's.  Their solution was these light colored models---updated for the times, but still a Featherweight, still a Singer, still the one!

Apart from the color difference the most notable difference between the white British 221 K and the tan Canadian 221 J is the 5 1/2" long bed extension on the tan machines (like on the black 221s) compared to the shorter 3 1/2" long bed extension on the white models.

This machine was well taken care of.  There are a few minor scratches but overall it looks great.  Unlike the paper stick-on Singer logo tags that were used on the white FW's, these tan models have a metal Singer trademark tag.  The foot pedal and the cord are nice with no cracks and no deterioration.  The motor clearly says it is set up for 110-120V, and it runs like a champ.  The machine has been cleaned and oiled and is ready to sew.  The original Singer instruction manual is present.  The matching case for this machine is sturdy and in good overall condition with just minor scuffs and marks. The hinges, latches and handle are in good shape and the case does not have that musty smell that so many of these Featherweights seem to suffer from.  There are a whole host of attachments included---in addition to the "standard" Featherweight feet there is a buttonholer and the automatic zigzagger, all in their original pink and green boxes.  Everything matches so nicely---what a stylish package!

This hard-to-find Featherweight variation would make a wonderful gift for your wife, you daughter, your granddaughter, or better yet for yourself, as the interest in these rare machines spans generations. Due to their relative scarcity, these tan variation machines deserve a prominent position spot in any Featherweight collection, and this machine is sure to be a hit whether you use it or display it.        $850    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic          JF-TFW     SOLD!    




1968 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EW067745)1968 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EW067745)  If you have been waiting to find a squeaky clean Singer 221K this is it!  This machine is in "show-it-off" condition.  The cool white color is what some Featherweight aficionados refer to as "mint green" or "barely celery".  For today's Featherweight users and collectors these white 221K machines represent the end of an era.  Dating from the end of Singer's Featherweight production period there were far fewer white FWs manufactured compared to the number of black ones.  They are a little lighter in weight than the black 221's due to the shortened folding bed extension (about 2" shorter than on the black machines), and they have a more petite carry case.  But just like their black counterparts they were built to last!

This Featherweight machine is strikingly beautiful---the metal parts are bright and the paint is very clean and crisp looking.  There are a number of original accessory feet included, all in the crisp pink and green Singer box.  The original Singer 221 Featherweight instruction manual, with matching pink and green cover, is in such nice condition it looks like it was barely ever used!  This Featherweight's green and white carry case is also in very nice condition, noting a bit of mild staining on the lower front edge of the outside covering.

As with all of the Featherweights we sell this one has been fully serviced and it sews just as nice as it looks!  It runs strong and produces that lovely straight Featherweight stitch.  Guaranteed to please!       $795    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic          DT-WFW


1968 or 69 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (FA219608)1968 / 69 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (FA219608)      This pretty machine has been fully serviced and is ready to get back to work in the sewing room.  It sews a beautiful straight stitch and runs strong.  These white Singer Featherweights have a look all their own with their "Mid-Century Modern" styling.  They are a little lighter in weight than the black 221's due to the shortened folding bed extension (about 2" shorter than on the black machines), and have a more petite carry case.

This Featherweight machine is in exceptionally brilliant condition---it's bright and very clean and crisp looking.  The cool white color is what some Featherweight aficionados refer to as "mint green" or "barely celery".  The machine sports the graduated needle plate, with measurements marked off to make it easy to keep your seams nice and straight.  There are a number of original accessory feet included.  The original Singer 221 Featherweight instruction manual it so nice it looks like it was barely ever used!  The previous owner sewed up a cute little red felt pocket to protect the foot pedal and keep it from marring the machine when stored.

This Featherweight's green and white carry case is also in exceptionally nice clean condition, and it's ready to continue doing its job to protect the machine at home or to make it easy to tote to classes and quilt shows.

Overall this is just a really beautiful Featherweight!  If you are into 60's vintage, and fussy about condition, I guarantee you will love this little cutie!       $795    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic          KK-WFW     SOLD!


Vintage Singer Featherweight Card Tables and Carry Cases


Original Vintage Singer Featherweight Card TableOriginal Vintage Singer Featherweight Card Table  This is the portable sewing machine table that Singer manufactured specifically for use with the Featherweight.  At first glance it looks just like any other good-looking folding-leg cardtable.  But the top was designed with an insert piece that removes to reveal an opening into which the Featherweight machine sits.  It was another ingenious idea that the Singer Manufacturing Co. came up with, and it is as portable and versatile as the 221 sewing machine itself.  When not in use the table could easily be stored away, or it could double in use as a table for card playing, dining, etc.  Like all Singer products from "back when", these tables were extremely well constructed and durable. 

This example is an original Singer Featherweight cardtable, not one of the reproductions currently being sold on other internet sites.  It is in excellent used condition, complete with the original removable insert.  It is very sturdy.  The leather padding on the brackets that hold the machine ensure you won't be scratching your Featherweight as you lift it in and out.  The table shows only light scratches on the top surface and a minor dark stain.  Be sure to look at all the pictures to see how the table is designed to enable the machine to sit flush to provide that nice large flat surface area to work on.  Very functional as well as a great way to display your favorite machine!     
$350    pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   SM-FWT     SOLD!




Original White / Green Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Carry CaseOriginal White / Green Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Carry Case     This original Singer Featherweight carry case for the White / Green Singer 221K sewing machine is in very presentable refurbished condition.  It's clean and sturdy.  The handle has been replaced and the underside of the bottom has been recovered with felt, so it's ready for toting or storing!  Hard to find!         $85     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      JF-FWC




Note:  I sometimes have additional Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 sewing machines that have just come in and are waiting to be photographed and listed.  So if you don't see the exact model you are looking for inquire.

White Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine




Kate Adams Miniature Quilts

These exquisite little quilts by noted contemporary folk artist / quilter Kate Adams are all made from authentic antique fabrics, and rendered in 1:12 scale (1inch = 1 foot).  They are all museum-quality archival matted and framed under glass.  They are all one-of-a-kind or very limited edition.  They are all signed and dated by the artist.

Please be sure to click on all the pictures.  Because these quilts are under glass my photographs are less than satisfactory, but I will be happy to try again in a different lighting to minimize the reflections.

Kate Adams Miniature Quilt"Ohio Star", 1991    Measuring approximately 3 1/2 inches square this miniature quilt is Number 1 in a series of 1.  The outside frame measurement is 10 inches high by 9 1/2 inches wide.        $150    pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   DC-KAMQ-1 







Kate Adams Miniature Quilt"Twenty Hearts", 1992    Measuring approximately 4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high this miniature quilt is Number 1 in a series of 10.  The outside frame measurement is 1 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide.        $250    pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   DC-KAMQ-2 







Kate Adams Miniature Quilt"Little House", 1996    Measuring approximately 5 inches square this miniature quilt is #1 in a series of 2.  The outside frame measurement is 11 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide.        $350    pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   DC-KAMQ-3 






Singer Attachments, Accessories and Memorabilia

* * * **  All are original and vintage  * * * ** Singer Featherweight Oil Cans

Featherweight 221 The by Nancy Johnson-Srebro,  copyright 1997, softcover, 184 pages, a must-have for the Featherweight collector and user!   $15.00

Singer Sewing Skills Reference Book,  Copyright 1954, hardcover, 50 pages, a great resource with instruction lessons for stitching methods and fashion details   $10.00

Singer Sewing Book Reference Book,  Copyright 1949, hardcover (cover shows some wear), 240 pages, a wealth of information for beginner through advanced seamstresses.   $10.00

Singer Buttonholers for 221 and 301 (availability varies---inquire)   $20.00 - $30.00

Original Singer 221 Manual   $35.00    Pic

Original Singer Attachment feet for 301 sewing machine---includes ruffler, gatherer, edgestitcher, multi-slot binder, hemmer, zipper foot, and adjustable hemmer in original box    $75.00

Singer Blind Stitch Attachment #160616 (box, instructions) $35.00

Singer Featherweight Oil Cans (availability varies---please inquire)    $35.00-$65.00      Pic     Pic     Pic

Singer Pinking Machine    $45.00      Pic     Pic     Pic     Pic     Pic


 

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