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Antique Singer Featherweight Model 221 and 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.  All of these 221 and 222 Featherweights have been fully serviced and carry our 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 factory 110 Volt wiring for US use.  (None of the Featherweights I sell have been converted from 220 European voltage---None require a voltage adapter.)  All of these Featherweights are all in excellent mechanical and electrical condition, and 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 needs?  Call 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---cleaned, oiled, lubricated, adjusted, and sew-tested---before being offered for sale.  All Featherweights we sell carry our 1-year guarantee!

Black Singer Featherweight Model 221 Sewing Machines


1934 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AD784100)1934 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AD784100)  This is one of the earliest Featherweights I have ever offered for sale!  The serial number on this example indicates it was manufactured in 1934---just the second year of Featherweight production.  A little Featherweight background:  the very first Singer Featherweight sewing machines were manufactured  in 1933, just in time for their grand debut at the '33 Chicago World's Fair.  Although these were Depression days, and very few people were splurging for anything "new", the public response to the Featherweight was overwhelmingly positive, and demand soared.  Singer went on to manufacture literally millions of these machines over the next 30-some years.  But there are relatively few to be found from these early years, and fewer still that are in the kind of close-to-pristine condition of this 1934 example.

Being one of the earliest models this Singer 221 has the first model foot pedal, the un-numbered thread tension dial, and the front mounted bobbin winder.  Of course it also has the beautiful fancy Egyptian scroll design faceplate, the chrome-rimmed handwheel, and the chrome stitch length regulator backplate.

This machine was meticulously cared for and stored.  Everything about it is just as nice as can be.  It is extremely clean and the surface shows a beautiful glossy reflection.  It's serviced, adjusted, and ready to go!  It sews beautifully!  The carry case is in excellent condition and has a new handle.  There are numerous original attachment feet included, as well as the collectible little Singer oil can.  In addition to the original instruction manual (which has a loose cover) I am including a nicely reproduced copy so the original one can be preserved.  Highly recommend!                $895     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic       JF-FW-14     SOLD!





1935 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AD880644)1935 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AD880644)  This Featherweight dates from the 1930's.  As you'd expect, far fewer of these early FWs are found compared to the later ones.  This one sews a perfect stitch and is in excellent working condition.  The motor is strong and the machine is all tuned up and ready to go back to work.  Note the classy features of this early model---the Egyptian scrollwork faceplate, the chrome edge handwheel, the chrome stitch length regulator plate, the early style front-mounted bobbin winder guide, and the un-numbered  thread tension adjuster.   It has the early style foot pedal as well.

Overall it is in fair cosmetic condition, noting an above average amount of "pin marks" which have dulled the surface shine, as well as a fair amount of loss to the black paint and gold decal along the front edge.  This machine will be a great "user".   It is a good choice for someone on a budget who wants an early Featherweight, and who wants a machine they can feel comfortable using day in and day out.  It serviced up very nicely and sews very well.  The carry case is in good  condition, noting some wear along the edges.  It's complete with its top tray and has a brand new handle.  There are no additional attachments, but it does include the original instruction manual.          $550     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic     Pic    Pic    Pic       AK-FW





1936 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE222540)1936 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE222540)  These Featherweights from the 1930's are just so classy looking!  Imagine what a thrill it must have been to have owned one then!  And the earliest models, like this one, with the un-numbered thread tension adjuster are so very distinctive!

This pretty machine sews like a champ.  I always feel like I'm repeating myself because I say that about all of them that I have listed here.  But the truth is that if a Featherweight is properly "tuned up" to the proper specs, which I do with every single one before I offer it for sale, it's going to perform beautifully.  

Regarding the cosmetic condition this one has pretty good reflection to the finish, although there are some pinmarks and a bit of unevenness to the shine, as well as a small amount of loss to the gold decal along the front edge.  The carry case is in good clean and sturdy condition.  It's complete with its top tray and has a brand new leather handle.  There is a reprinted instruction manual included, and a whole host of original Singer Featherweight attachments.  Seventy eight years later and you can still feel the thrill!!          $650     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic       JF-2014FW-3





1937 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE410424)1937 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE410424)  An early vintage Featherweight in exceptional condition!  Rarely found in this kind of condition, this 1937 Featherweight is one of the nicest you are ever likely to see.  It has been extremely well cared for.  When I serviced it I found it to be exceptionally clean, and it needed very little in the way of adjusting to produce that perfect Featherweight stitch.  It runs and sews beautifully.

This Featherweight has the lovely features of the earliest model Singer 221s---that beautiful Egyptian scrollwork faceplate, the chrome-rimmed handwheel and chrome stitch length regulator plate, and the early style un-numbered thread tensioner.  Cosmetically it is amazingly bright and shiny, with a highly reflective finish that is extremely unusual for a 75 + year old machine.  The gold decals are in excellent condition.  There are some minor pin marks in front of the needlebar, but they do not detract.  The carry case is very nice.  It is complete with the original upper tray and has a brand new leather handle.  The original Singer instruction manual is included.  This Featherweight has some very special additional attachment feet, most notably the Singer Craft Guide.  This one is strikingly beautiful---if you have been waiting to find a squeaky clean early Featherweight this is it!          $695     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic     Pic    Pic    Pic       BB-FW     SOLD!





1947 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AH128818)1947 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AH128818)   This Featherweight is a beauty!  It's a pleasure both to sew on and to look at.   It's owner was quite meticulous as you can see from the condition. The surface is extremely reflective with a nice rich deep black finish to the paint, which enhances the classy look of the Egyptian scroll design faceplate.  The gold decal that runs around the perimeter is near 100% intact, with just minor signs of wear.  The pinmarks to the clearcoat finish are minimal. 

When I serviced this Featherweight I found it to be extremely clean, with very little build-up of the usual lint, dust, or grime. It performed well from the start, and sews a lovely stitch.  It is all tested and tuned up now, and ready to go back to use for another lifetime.

The carry case, which includes the proper top tray, is in good sturdy condition with just some minor scuffing to the leather handle.  The original Singer 221 manual is included.  It comes with a very complete assortment of original Singer attachments, as well as an unusual little nickel plated Singer oil can.  Super nice---you won't be disappointed!      $675     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic       HWW-FW     SOLD!





1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ430037)1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ430037)   If you have been waiting to find a nice "Centennial" model Featherweight here it is!  Wondering what a Centennial is?  Singer celebrated its 100th year of business by designating certain models with a special logo commemorating that anniversary.  The Singer badge on these special models proudly reads "A Century of Sewing Service 1851-1951".  These badges appear to have been used on models from as early as 1948 to as late as 1951.  Collectors refer to these Featherweights as "Centennials" or anniversary models.

Centennials are becoming more and more difficult to find.  This example shows signs of moderate use but has been well maintained.  The clearcoat finish is not quite as glossy as some of the more expensive machines offered here and there are a few mars to the surface.  But it is very clean, it serviced up very nicely, it sews beautifully, and it's all set to get back to work!  The gold decals show virtually no wear and the Centennial medallion is perfect!  It is complete with the original Singer manual to save, as well as a nicely reproduced copy of the manual to use.  It includes the assortment of Singer accessory feet pictured.  The carry case is clean and sturdy, with some areas where the fabric covering has pulled away from the wooden framework.  A good mid-range choice!      $525     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic       JF-2014FW-1




1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ553794)1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ553794)    This Featherweight is strikingly beautiful!  The surface is very shiny, bright, and highly reflective.  The gold decals are in outstanding condition.  The pinmarks on the surface of the clearcoat finish are quite minimal.  The cosmetic condition indicates only the most gentle use and careful proper storage for the last 60-some years.  And it sews like a champ, producing that beautiful Featherweight stitch!  It needed very little in the way of tuning up or adjusting.  Included with this pretty machine is a complete assortment of original Singer attachments.  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.  If you are looking for a Featherweight you'll be proud to show off this one is guaranteed to please!          $625     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      KJ-FW 




1955 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL923594)1955 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL923594)    A fabulous 50's Featherweight!  This Singer 221 is 59 years young, and a true beauty.  Everything about it is nice.  Of course you will love the way it produces that beautiful Featherweight stitch.  It runs strong and it sews beautifully.  It has a nice shine to the finish, and the gold decal is near 100% intact.  As one of the 1950's models it's outfitted with the delineated throat plate with the seam width markings.  The carry case is in really fine condition. It's very clean and crisp and just as nice as can be.

This nice Featherweight is complete with numerous Singer attachments, even a buttonholer, and an original Singer manual.   You'll be as proud to show this one off as you will be to sew on it.    This one is a great choice!          $625     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      JF-FW2014-4 




1955 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM150325)1955 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM150325)      Looking for a Featherweight with the "Wow!" factor?  This is the one!  This Featherweight 221 is in outstanding condition.  It's extremely bright and glossy with a highly reflective surface.  The gold geometric-pattern decals are near 100% intact.  The pin marks are minimal.  It looks to have seen only gentle use and careful, proper storage.  The carry case is very clean and attractive.  Typically Featherweights that date from the 1950's saw relatively little use---and that seems to be the case with this one.  The heyday of women sewing clothing for the home and family was coming to an end, and quilting hadn't yet experienced its current renaissance.

Of course it's "not just another pretty face"---it sews and runs beautifully.  The machine has been tuned up and adjusted to ensure it makes that lovely Featherweight stitch.  The graduated increments marked on the stitchplate make it a snap to keep seam widths consistent and exact.

As far as accessories and attachments, this Featherweight is loaded!  It's a Featherweight collector's dream come true!   In addition to the original instruction manual and the box of the basic or standard Singer attachment feet this Featherweifht is complete with a whole host of vintage Singer "goodies"--- including a buttonholer, the automatic zigzagger with 2 sets of the very-hard-to-find stitch patterns, the Singer bias gauge (still in it's original packaging), the combination seam ripper and needle threader, the original Singer oil can and tube of Singer motor lubricant.  Be sure to look at all the pictures.  You could spend a small fortune and a lifetime of searching just to find these accessories!  Highly recommend!      $725     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      MG-FW     SOLD!





Original Singer Featherweight Carry CaseOriginal Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Carry Case     
This Featherweight carry case might not win any beauty contests, but if you need one for your machine, and you don't mind taking on a project to spruce it up, it's a good deal because these are not all that easy to find.        $35     Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic    Pic      CL-FWC-2




White Singer Featherweight Model 221K Sewing Machines



1964 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EV908361)1964 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EV908361)     This pretty machine has been all tuned up 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.

Cosmetically this Featherweight machine is in very nice condition---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.  The vintage Singer buttonholer, with a full range of assorted size templates, is included along with a nicely reproduced copy of the Singer 221 Featherweight instruction manual.

The green and white carry case is in good sturdy condition and ready to continue doing its job to protect the machine and make it easy to tote to classes and quilt shows.  There are some tears to the covering, mainly at the corners, but the wooden case itself is in good shape.

I have included a picture of a fabric swatch showing the stitch produced by this machine, as well as a picture of the bobbin case.  Because the bobbin case is marked "Japan" I can't attest to it being an original Singer product.  But it's every bit as well-made as those marked Singer, and it produces a stitch that is every bit as nice as the stitch made by those marked Singer.  I would surmise that it is a 40-some year old vintage replacement, and certainly not crude or rough like the current replacement cases that are made in China and offered for sale today.  (I can provide an original Singer bobbin case for this machine for an additional fee if desired.)  If you are into 60's vintage I guarantee you will love this little cutie!       $495    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic    pic          DMA-WFW     SOLD!


Vintage Singer Featherweight CardTables


Singer Featherweight Card TableVintage Singer Featherweight Card Table    This is the portable sewing machine table that Singer manufactured specifically for 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 made. 

This example is an original Singer Featherweight cardtable, not one of the reproductions currently being sold on other internet sites.  It is in very good used condition, complete with the original removable insert.  It is very sturdy.  It shows some oxidation on the metal folding leg hardware and some light scratches on the top surface and edges.  Be sure to look at all the pictures to see how the table is designed to provide a nice large flat surface area to work on.  Very functional as well as a great way to display your favorite machine!     
$175    pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   pic   JF-FWT     SOLD!


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 archivally 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

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Featherweight 221 The Perfect Portable 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


 

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