I am so excited to share the news about my new(old) Singer Featherweight 221! I have been coveting one of these babies for a long time and finally I have a Featherweight I can call my own. I first saw one of these machines at a quilt show in PA a while back. A woman running one of the vendor booths was sewing away. I thought it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! She gave some advice on how to find one and I walked away determined to have one. Around Christmas time, I found one advertised on Craig's list. I thought for sure it would be 'the one' and I would have a terrific little Christmas present to me. Alas, it was not to to be. After driving an hour to meet the seller, he/she was a no-show and the listing was deleted ( I am sure it was sold to someone else). I was very disappointed. I cruised around e-bay a bit but I am hesitant to buy something of this nature sight unseen. The Featherweight idea went on the back burner.
More recently I have been interested in adding one more machine to my flock and decided to take a look at the Juki TL2010Q. (More about that in another post.) Unbeknownst to me, the dealer for the Juki also is a collector of Featherweights! (I know what you are thinking - Karma - right?) Long story short, she agreed to sell me one of her babies! I could not be more pleased! The machine is in very nice condition as is the case. She included many of the original accessories ( I think only the screwdriver is missing) and an original owner's manual. I may have paid a little bit more than if I found it at a garage sale but I have the piece of mind to know it has been restored to excellent working order and if I have any problems or need service, I now have a connection!
So here it is....1948 Singer 221 Featherweight!