Dating singer featherweight 221-1, model 222 featherweight
Carole Meeker Buys & Sells Singer Model / Singer Featherweights
This is a cool, vintage, beautiful, well-kept machine for it's age but that doesn't mean I'm going to store it away as a collectors item. I may need to get the machine tuned up because I couldn't figure out why it skips stitches with the buttonholer on. Here's the attachment off the machine.
It does take some practice especially on curves and I'm not a pro at it yet.
White models range in color from creamy white to ivory to "celery" or a pale green-white. It's all in the details of condition, and even minor blemishes makes a huge difference in price. This is another strange looking attachment and is a little intimidating at first but once you see what it can do you will fall instantly in love!
Some people like them for their novelty, but they are not original or rare, and they are not something we buy or sell. When I came across this machine on Ebay it stood out to me.
Very hard and time consuming. Showing the metal finger that makes the crease in your fabric.
You can change the width of your stitches with a bar on the lefthand side of the device. The machine is generally in good condition except where the foot controller which is permanently wired to the machine has caused a couple of minor chips.
In September this badge was replaced by the famous Singer 'Red S' and the last 27, machines produced sported this badge on the front of the pillar. Now let me show you some not all of the standard accessories these little things come with.
Machines that sew well Dating singer featherweight 221-1 show loss to the gold decals, or scratches, or chipped paint sell at the lesser end of the range. It is a beautiful example - almost unmarked, with the "Red S" badge at the base of the pillar beneath which is the K plate.
The date of commissioning for Singer sewing Dating singer featherweight 221-1 is available online go to Singer Machine Serial Numbers.
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It is my first time using one and also takes practice - but how cool is that!? White and tan models tend to fluctuate in popularity so prices can be up and down, but typically they bring similar prices to comparable condition black Featherweights.
These machines are straight stitch only, however, you can buy a zigzag attachment that moves the fabric back and forth under the needle kind of like the buttonholer that I'll show below. It was extremely successful and excellent sales meant it was produced in large numbers.
Model 221 Featherweight
Featherweights came in 3 basic colors with several variationsBlack, White, and Tan. Here's underneath the machine where the serial number is - dates it to Machines are for sewing on, I wouldn't put it to waste! Last but not least, the straight stitch foot for all your regular sewing.
As the demand for these machines has grown, so too has the information about the history of the machines that the Singer Sewing Machine Co. They started making Featherweights in the 's through to the 's.
Freearm Featherweights typically sell for two to three times more than a typical Featherweight sewing machine. I want to show you something I just bought that was made in and kind of Firefighters online dating me of the black car above.
Although often referred to as the machine's "birth date" it is more accurately the date the production run for that series of machines was assigned.
Later machines had a striated or striped design faceplate. It is also great for topstitching along the edge of fabric - something I do a lot of!
In totalSinger K Featherweights were made before production ceased inthe majority had the standard Singer badge with a black patterned border on the pillar. Most black models have a shiny finish, however there was also a black matte or crinkle finish model produced for a short period of time during WWII, shown on the right, and it is very collectible and commands a premium price.
Usually you go around the whole template a few times, and even a 3rd depending on how you want your buttonhole to look. Attached to the front right of the base was a 'Singer Quality Tested' label with the numbers Now look at what we have here!
Well, first of all, I've seen a few of these online and didn't think much of them until I saw one in person. You can date them by the serial number stamped on the bottom picture below. It was slightly lighter than the blackhaving a shorter extension table, an internal toothed rubber belt linking the top and bottom gears and the later models had a full width foot controller.