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Singer Featherweight Model 221 - 222 Sewing Machines


We have been selling Singer 221 and 222 Featherweight Sewing Machines online since 1998!

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1950's Singer Featherweight Model 221Once 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", why a whole new generation of sewing machine collectors and seamstresses have fallen in love with them, and why 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. 

We stand behind what we sell!  We personally service and detail 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.


We Only Sell Featherweight Sewing Machines in Original Condition!

Featherweight sewing machines were never produced in red, blue, purple, raspberry, nor were they ever produced with floral / fantasy decals, stripes or polka dots.  Machines of those colors that you see offered up elsewhere on the Internet are machines that have been powder-coated / repainted.  Some people like them for their novelty, but they are not original or rare, and they are not something we buy or sell. 

I love to see vintage Singer 221 and 222 Featherweight sewing machines in pristine original cosmetic condition.  However I also realize thatPre WWII Black 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.

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How to decide which one to buy.........

1960s White / Green Singer Featherweight 221K sewing machineBe sure to look at all the picture links that I provide for each Featherweight---each Pic below the description is a clickable link that will bring up a picture---to see numerous views of the machine, the accessories and attachments, and the carry case.

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 65-85 years old, and some wear 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.


Here's How To Order

Once you have decided which machine you would like to purchase just email ilovefeatherweights@gmail.com or call me at 530.748.7297 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!

Concerned about buying online?  Click here to read some of our testimonials!

All of the Singer Featherweight sewing machines listed below have been fully serviced in our workshop---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?




1934 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AD721874) with SCHOOL BELL BOBBIN WINDER1934 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AD721874) with SCHOOL BELL BOBBIN WINDER   This Featherweight is marked with serial number AD721874 which dates it to the model 221 production run assigned on September 10, 1934.  That was only the second production run of Featherweights.  One has to wonder, at this early juncture, if Singer knew what a winner they had on their hands!    

Think about it---the United States was in the midst of The Great Depression.  Times were tough and money was tight.  Only a relatively small number of fortunate families would have even been able to afford such a luxury, and given that electricity had not yet reached a lot of places in rural America the Featherweight was probably something that many seamstresses and homemakers could only dream of.  Imagine what a thrill it must have been to have owned one then!

This Featherweight has all the hallmarks of the early models---the beautiful fancy scrollfront pattern on the endplate, the chrome-rimmed handwheel and stitch length regulator plate, the early style front-mounted "school bell" bobbin winding tensioner, and the un-numbered thread tensioner.  I've included lots of pictures so be sure to view them all.

As with all the Featherweights I sell, this one has had a complete servicing and cleaning to bring it to its former glory, and is ready to sew on right out of the box.  A new belt has been installed as well as new wiring for the foot controller.  Of course I've sew-tested it to ensure it produces the perfect stitch.  Despite a fair amount of pin-marks and other scratches, as well as some loss to the decal along the front edge, the machine is super clean and retains great shine.  The early style carry case with it's turquoise-blue lining is in very decent condition and complete with the top tray.  The original instruction manual is included, as well as attachments and a signed copy of the classic book Featherweight 221:  The Perfect Portable and It's Stitches Across History.

If you have been waiting to find a Featherweight from the earliest years of production don't let this one pass you by!   $1950     LCM--34-FW

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1937 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE421959)1937 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE421959)   Maybe she's not the prettiest girl on the block---but boy can she sew!  Sadly a lot of the gold decal along the front edge of this Featherweight is gone.  But I'll tell you what, if you are looking for a machine that will do the job, you're not going to find a better worker! 

As with all the Featherweights I sell this one has been cleaned, inspected, serviced and adjusted---sporting a brand new belt and new power cord wiring for the foot pedal, and all turned up ready to get back to work.  Featherweights are notoriously reliable workhorses and this one is no exception.

Actually I think she's kind of cute!  Being one of the "older girls" she sports the attire of the 1930's Singer 221's that collectors adore---the Egyptian scrollwork design on the faceplate, the chrome-edge handwheel, and chrome plated stitch regulator backplate, and un-numbered thread tensioner.  There's a little unevenness to the clearcoat finish, but overall she polished up nicely and has a pretty shine.

The carry case is one of the newer style replacement cases. The original instruction manual is included but there are no attachments included.

Ready for another lifetime of use!   $425     LCM--37-FW 

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1941 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AF759043) With Unusual "MADE IN USA" Decal1941 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AF759043) With Unusual "MADE IN USA" Decal   This Featherweight, with it's original decal attesting to it's USA manufacture, is an extremely unusual variation!  What's unusual is not that the machine was made in the USA---the great majority of them were.  The unusual thing is the declaration of the fact, by way of gold decal, on the body of the machine underneath the Singer oval logo.

Only a small number of this Featherweight variation have ever surfaced, and the exact explanation remains something of a mystery.  It has been speculated that it perhaps relates to intended export to South America, as apparently was the situation with a 1947 model that was found, having a 220V motor and paperwork that made it appear to have been sold in Brazil.  But this Featherweight dates from 1941 (and has it's original 110V motor), so in this instance I think it is more likely the declaration relates in some way to the WWII effort, and our impending involvement.  Granted it's a subtle distinction from every other Featherweight, but like those hard-to-find variations with the Expo badges, this one denotes some aspect of Singer's Featherweight production timeline and history.

And you're going to love the condition, both the way it looks and the way it performs.  I've done my complete servicing on it, so it's ready to sit down and sew on right out of the box and for years to come.  I've installed a new belt, a new LED lightbulb, new rubber foot pads on the machine and foot controller, and a new drip pad.  There is also updated foot controller wiring.  It's been cleaned, re-lubricated, inspected, and sew-tested. Made in USA Singer Featherweight sewing machine decal

Cosmetically it is squeaky-clean and the surface exhibits great shine and reflection.  The gold decals, both the traditional ones and the "MADE IN USA" decal, are sharp and bold and without wear. And just to be clear, this one is all original---so the historical value is preserved.  Of course there are some honest, but minimal, pin-marks as well as an indication of "rub" to the clearcoat finish on top of the head from the carry case top tray.  The carry case itself shows a bit of wear in the way of some separation of the fabric covering at the front / side corner joint.  The case has a new super-comfy padded handle, and an original 1941 Featherweight instruction manual is included.

If you're a discriminating Featherweight Fanatic looking to fill in the collection with an important and unusual variant, be sure to take a look!  $1395     TJ--USA41-FW     SOLD!

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1957 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM675839)1957 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AM675839)   What more could you want!  This is a great looking Featherweight that will be a great "user".  I guarantee you'll love the way it sews.  It's nice and clean, and needed very little in the way of tuning up.  It sews beautifully and the motor runs strong. 

A nice feature on this 1957 model is the graduated stitchplate with seam width designations that make it easy to sew uniform seams without the use of a seam guide. 

Cosmetically this 221 is in very nice condition---bright and shiny with great reflection to the surface.  The decals are a deep bold gold color and, being a late 1950's model, are Singer's geometric design.  I do have to point out there are a number of light scratches to the clearcoat finish on the extension plate as well as what look to be initials; but it's barely a detraction to the overall look.  I've included a couple of close-up pictures so you can see what I'm referring to, and I've accounted for the "apology" in the price.

The carry case is original and in good sturdy condition.  Some of the outer covering on the bottom and lower edge were torn and missing so I improved on it by replacing it with an adhesive backed leather repair product.  With a nice assortment of Singer attachments and the original instruction manual this one is a great mid-range choice!

Ready to serve another generation!   $595     LCM--57-FW

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1961 Black Singer Featherweight 221K "Red S" Sewing Machine (ES874303)1961 Black Singer Featherweight 221K "Red S" Sewing Machine (ES874303)   Are you looking for a Featherweight that really has that "Wow!" factor?  This is the one!  This Featherweight 221 dates from Singer's final period of 221 production, denoted by the "Red S" emblem and the 221K designation.  By this point in time Singer had ceased Featherweight production in its NJ factory.  Machines were being manufactured in their Kilbowie, Clydebank, Scotland plant, and those that were destined for export to the US, like this one, were equipped with original 110 volt motors that were produced in their St. Johns, PQ, Canada factory.

This example is in outstanding condition both mechanically and aesthetically.  The shine is exceptionally glossy and bright with a highly reflective surface.  The decals are pristine.  It looks to have seen only minimal use.

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.  It's complete with the Singer attachments you see pictures, in their original box.  The carry case is in excellent condition as well as the original Singer 221K instruction manual.

And of course this isn't "just another pretty face"---she's all tuned up and ready to go and sews the perfect stitch, so you'll be as proud to use it as you are to show it off to all your quilter pals.

Highly recommend!   $1095     LCM--61-FW

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White Singer Featherweight Model 221K Sewing Machines




1964 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EV789633)1964 White Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EV789633)   If you have been waiting to find a pretty little Singer 221K take a look at this one!  For today's Featherweight users and collectors these white 221K sewing machines represent the end of an era, and have that wonderful retro 60's look.  Dating from the end of Singer's Featherweight production period they were only produced in Singer's Kilbowie, Clydebank Scotland factory.  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 th an on the black machines), and they have a more petite carry case.  But just like their black counterparts they were manufactured with precision and reliability and built to last! 

This Featherweight is very pretty---the metal parts are bright and shiny and the paint is a crisp and cool greenish-white color (depending on the light they are viewed under) that some FW aficionados refer to as "barely celery" or "mint green".  It is very clean and looks to have seen only gentle use and proper storage.  The basic attachments, still in the original box, as well as the original 221K instruction manual are included.  The carry case is clean and sturdy and will continue to protect the machine.

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, and it's ready to sit down and sew with.

They don't get much cuter than this---guaranteed to please!   $895     LCM--64-FW     SOLD!

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Hard-to-Find Singer Featherweight Accessories



Singer FashionAids Case with AccessoriesSinger FashionAids Case with Accessories   The Singer "Fashion Aids" case looks like a child's suitcase with a removable compartmentalized interior tray with nooks and crannies for all the attachments.  It was marketed by Singer as a way to organize and store all of their specialty attachments for your Featherweight.  They came in several colors---this one is blue in color, inside and out.  There are some scuffs on the case and the leather handle is missing, but the hinges and latch are in good shape and the handle rings are there.

There is a nice assortment of attachments that include some in original boxes---and room for more of your own to be added!  Here's what's included, and all are original vintage Singer / Simanco:

Pinking Attachment #121021
Hemstitcher and Picot Edger #121387 in original box with correct Featherweight-specific Throatplate #121392 and Thumbscrew
Buttonholer #121795 with Coverplate and screw
Blindstitch Attachment #160616
Stocking Darner in original box with instructions #35776
Singercraft Guide #120987 with instructions
Universal Needle Threader and Seam Ripper #121634
Singer Oil Can
"Singer Fashion Aids for Smart Finishes" booklet

Very functional and very collectible!   $795

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Original Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Card TableOriginal Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Card Table   This is the portable sewing machine table that Singer offered specifically for use with the Featherweight.  It's not just a functional and good-looking folding leg card table, but a super handy Featherweight accessory, having a top designed with a removable insert piece revealing an opening unto which the machine sits, making the bed of the machine flush to the tabletop and providing a nice large, flat work area.  Another ingenious Singer idea, as portable and versatile as the Featherweight itself!  When not in use the table can be easily folded and stored away, or it can double in use as an extra table.  Like all Singer products from "the day", these tables were extremely well-constructed and durable. 

This example is an original, not one of the reproductions that are now available.  It is in excellent used condition, complete with the insert with matching serial number.  It is very sturdy.  The leather pads on the brackets that hold the machine are in good shape, ensuring that you won't be scratching your Featherweight as you lift it in and out.  The table top has been carefully refinished and maintains a nice vintage patina.  The wood grain is very pretty, it's smooth and ready to use.

This is the "later" style table, probably post-WWII, which Singer referred to as the Model 312.  The legs are black painted metal and the trim around the tabletop edge is black painted wood.  The insert is held in place by two tabs that slide into slots on one end and a spring clip on the other.

Very functional as well as a great way to display your favorite machine!   $350     LCM--TBL-FW

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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 email me at ilovefeatherweights@gmail.com.

1960s White Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine


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