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Antique / Vintage
Singer Featherweight Model 221 - 222 Sewing Machines

We can help you sell your Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine.

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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, unless otherwise specified.  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.


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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.

If you are 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---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 221 Sewing Machines


1939 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AF374213)1939 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AF374213)  This Featherweight is a terrific mid-range choice!  It has been inspected, fully serviced and adjusted---it is all tuned up and ready to get back to work.  Featherweights are notoriously reliable workhorses, and this one is no exception.  It sews beautifully and runs strong.

Cosmetically it shows an average amount of "pin marks", so the shine is not quite as glossy as some of the more expensive choices I offer.  And there are some areas of wear to the gold decal along the front edge.  But overall it is still very pretty and very presentable.  As one of the pre-war models it is outfitted with the pretty Egyptian scrollwork pattern faceplate, the chrome-edged handwheel, and the chrome stitch length regulator backplate, so it is very classy looking!

The carry case is clean and sturdy.  It is complete with it's top tray.  There are a few spots of wear to the exterior fabric covering at the corners, and some damage to the vinyl fabric on the inside of the lid, as you can see in the last picture.  Included is an assortment of several accessory feet as well as the original Singer manual.  An extra collectible goodie is the cute little Singer oil can.  It's all set to go back to work in the sewing room, the RV, the cabin or the quilting class!       $525      JF-FW-28     SOLD!
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1947 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AG984233)1947 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AG984233)  This Featherweight will be a great user---a "no-frills" offering, plain and simple!  Overall it is in very presentable cosmetic condition, showing honest use.  I would describe it as having an average amount of "pin marks" to the clear coat finish.  There is also some thinning of the gold decal along the front edge.  It has that oh-so pretty Egyptian scrollwork design on the face plate!

As with every Featherweight I offer, this one has been cleaned, lubricated, tuned up and adjusted to sew that perfect Featherweight stitch, and it is in excellent working condition. The motor is strong and the machine is ready and waiting to go back to work.

This machine is a good choice for someone who wants a pretty Featherweight they can be comfortable using day in and day out. The carry case is in good sturdy condition noting a bit of wear here and there to the fabric covering.  It is complete with its top tray, and has a new padded handle. The 221 instruction manual is a nicely reproduced copy.  No additional attachment feet are included with this machine.  (But they can always be added separately if wanted.)  A moderately priced Singer 221 Featherweight that won't break the budget!      $475      JF-FW-27     SOLD!
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1949 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL129681)1949 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ129681) This Featherweight loves to sew! I don't know quite how else to describe it---you step on the foot pedal and it just wants to sew. The motor runs strong and quiet, and it produces a beautifully straight stitch.

Its owner was quite meticulous as you can see by the condition of both the machine and the carry case.  The machine itself is very clean and shows well. The gold decal that runs around the perimeter of the base is nearly 100% intact.  Really the only "apologies" are the typical pin marks.  Typically these early carry cases with the leather handles show much more wear and tear. This one is remarkably nice. There is a nicely reproduced copy of the Singer instruction manual included as well as a nice assortment of original accessories. As with all the others I sell this Featherweight has been fully serviced, cleaned, oiled, and adjusted, and ready to get back to work!    $650      JDR-FW     SOLD! 
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1949 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ226952)1949 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ226952) What more could you want!  This is a good-looking moderately-priced Featherweight that will be a great "user".   It's nice and clean, and needed very little in the way of tuning up.  It sews beautifully and the motor runs strong. 

Cosmetically this 221 is very attractive, noting some minor surface scratches to the clearcoat finish and a bit of loss here and there to the gold decal.  It is complete with several original Singer accessories you see pictured as well as the original Singer instruction manual.  The case is clean and sturdy.  (There is a bit of adhesive residue remaining from what appears to have been a piece of tape on the lid.)   It has a new padded handle so it is ready for toting to quilting classes and crafts events.  Whether you plan to use it at home or on the road, this one will make it fun to get the job done!    $550      JF-FW-26     SOLD!   
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1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ936756)1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ936756)  If you have been waiting to find a really nice "Centennial" model Featherweight here it is!  Wondering what a Centennial is?  Singer celebrated its 100th year of business by designating a limited number of models with a special logo commemorating the anniversary.  The centennial badge proudly reads "A Century of Sewing Service 1851-1951".  Collectors refer to these Featherweights as "Centennials" or anniversary models.

This Centennial example is in outstanding condition!  It shows only the most gentle of use and careful, proper storage.  The black finish is extremely glossy and reflective.  The gold decals are near 100%.  It has been fully serviced and adjusted and it sews just as nice as it looks!  It is complete with the original manual as well as a large assortment of Singer accessory feet.  And an added collector bonus the the little Singer sewing machine oil can.  The carry case for this Featherweight is in excellent condition as well.  Centennials are fairly hard to come by---highly recommend!     $725     JZ-FW     SOLD!
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1961 Black Singer Featherweight Red S 221 Sewing Machine (ES242355)1961 Black Singer Featherweight "Red S" 221 Sewing Machine (ES242355)  Looking for a Featherweight with that "Wow!" factor?  This Featherweight is strikingly beautiful.  It dates from Singer's final period of 221 production, denoted by the "Red S" emblem and 221K tag.  By this point in time Singer had ceased Featherweight production in its NJ factory.  Machines were being made in their Clydesdale, Scotland plant, and those that were destined for export to the US were equipped with original 110 volt motors produced in their St. Johns, PQ, Canada factory.

This example is in outstanding condition both mechanically and aesthetically. The surface is glossy and bright, with very few pin marks.  It is very clean and shows very little use.  And it sews just beautifully!  It features the stitch plate with delineated seam width markings, making it effortless to keep seams of uniform width without the use of a seam guide. The carry case is also clean and sturdy and in very nice condition. All of the attachments pictured are included, as well as the original instruction manual.  These "later" Featherweights with the Red S logo are hard-to-come-by. This one is beautiful---you'll be thrilled to use it and proud to show it off!        $750     TM-FW     SOLD!
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Black Singer Featherweight Model 222 "FreeArm" Sewing Machines


1954 Black Singer Featherweight 222 Sewing Machine (EJ622575)1954 Black Singer Featherweight 222 Sewing Machine (EJ622575)    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.  Those that were slated to be sold within Europe were equipped with 220V motors.  Those that were made for export to the US were sent to one of Singer's  North American factories to be equipped with Singer 110V motors.

This 222 Featherweight has the original 110V US 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 in very good condition.  There is a nice assortment of the standard Singer attachment feet and as a bonus there is even a buttonholer in a vintage Singer red plastic case! 

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.        $1595     JF-222FW     SOLD! 
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Vintage Singer Featherweight Card Tables

Original Vintage Singer Featherweight Card TableOriginal Vintage Singer Featherweight Card Table   Singer marketed this as their "Folding Utility Table / 3-Way Table".  It was manufactured specifically for use with their 221 or 222 Featherweight to provide an ample flat work surface.  The top was designed with an insert piece that removes to reveal an opening into which the Featherweight machine sits down flush with the tabletop.  When not being used for sewing the table could function as a dining table or a card table, and of course could easily be stored away, making it as portable and versatile as the Featherweight sewing machine itself.  It was another of Singer's ingenious ideas, and like all Singer products these tables were extremely well constructed and durable.

Several versions of the card table were produced, and this one with black metal legs was referred to as their Model 312.  This example is an original Singer Featherweight cardtable, not one of those new reproductions that can be had.  This table has been well-used.  It is complete with it's insert.  The folding leg hardware is in excellent condition and the table is nice and sturdy.  But there are noticeable scratches to the tabletop, and chips of the veneer layer of the top, particularly in the four corners.  Overall it looks fine, but because there is some roughness in those corners I would recommend this one to someone who is looking for a good "user", particularly if you'll be sewing with heavier-weight fabrics that would not be prone to snagging.  Priced to account for cosmetic condition!       $150     JF-FWT     SOLD!    
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Tan and White Singer Featherweight Model 221J / 221K Sewing Machines



White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (202945)White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (202945)   If you have been waiting to find a pretty little Singer 221K be sure to take a look at this!  These white / green Featherweights have a look all their own with their "Mid-Century Modern" styling.  Dating from the end of Singer's Featherweight production period far fewer white FWs were 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 very pretty---the metal parts are bright and shiny and the paint condition is very good.  It is in excellent mechanical condition.  As with all of the Featherweights we sell this one has been fully serviced and it sews just as nice as it looks!  The motor runs strong and it produces that lovely straight Featherweight stitch.  It's hard to date this one to the exact year of production, as the two letters that proceed the 6-digit serial number are lightly impressed and difficult to make out, but it would logically be in the 1964-67 time frame. 

The original Singer accessories pictured are included, which are a zipper foot, seam guide, multi slot binder and even a buttonholer.  Being one of the "newer" Featherweights it is equipped with the graduated stitchplate to make it easier to sew nice straight seams.  This Featherweight's green and white carry case is clean and sturdy, however there are some scuffs to the exterior covering.  Guaranteed to please!       $595      JK-WFW
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1961 TAN Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine (JE159766)1961 TAN Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine (JE159766)      You most often see them in black. You occasionally see them in white.  But this one is the seldom-seen Made in Canada model 221J Tan Singer Featherweight!  Don't confuse this TAN Model 221 J with the WHITE Model 221 K!  The tan or beige Featherweight is a distinctly different, darker 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 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 these tan machines (like on the black 221s), compared to the shorter 3 1/2" long bed extension on the white models. Unlike the adhesive paper Singer emblems that were used on the white FW's, these tan models have a metal Singer trademark tag. 

The Featherweight has been cleaned and fully serviced, and is ready to get back to work.  It runs like a champ and sews great.  The tan models are pretty hard to come by, and unfortunately this example is in less than stellar cosmetic condition in regards to the loss of paint along the front edge.  But if you are looking for a great worker, and don't want to pay the price that a more pristine condition one would command, this will nicely meet your needs.

The original Singer instruction manual is present.  There are a nice assortment of attachments in their original box.  And the matching tan and brown carry case for the machine is sturdy and in good overall condition, noting some scuffs and marks on the outer covering and inside lining.         $550     JF-TFW     SOLD!
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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


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Singer Attachments, Accessories and Memorabilia

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Spanish Singer Sewing Machine Oil CanSpanish Singer Sewing Machine Oil Can---a great collector's item!   $55.00    Pic

Original Singer 221 Manual   $35.00    Pic

Singer Buttonholers for 221 and 301 (availability varies---inquire)   $40.00 - $50.00

Original Singer '64-'65 New York World's Fair Commemorative CoinOriginal Singer '64-'65 New York World's Fair Commemorative Coin---Perhaps where they coined the phrase "What's New For Tomorrow Is At Singer Today".  A great collectible!   $35.00    Pic    Pic

Original Singer Attachment feet for 301 sewing machine---includes ruffler, gatherer, edgestitcher, multi-slot Singer Featherweight Oil Cansbinder, 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)    $25.00-$45.00      Pic            Pic            Pic




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.      $100     DC-KAMQ-1
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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.        $200     DC-KAMQ-2
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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.        $250     DC-KAMQ-3 
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