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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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For information on consigning your Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 with us
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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!

 

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.


Here's 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.

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




1952 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AK768147)1952 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AK768147)   This Featherweight just loves to sew---I don't quite know how else to describe it---you step on the foot controller and it just wants to sew!  Mechanically it's in top shape.  The motor runs strong and quiet, and it produces a beautifully straight and pretty little stitch.  The machine itself is very clean and shows well.  The black paint is bright and shiny.  The gold decal decoration that runs around the perimeter of the base is very good.  Really the only cosmetic "apologies" are the typical pin-marks to the clearcoat finish as would be expected, and some chips / nicks to the paint on the rim of the handwheel.  It is obviously a machine that was used and loved, and was well-maintained by its previous owner.

The carry case is in very good, clean, sturdy condition.  There is a little bit of wear to the covering but overall it looks good and will continue to do its job to protect the machine and make for easy transport.  This machine comes with the basic set of Featherweight attachment feet, and a special bonus is the inclusion of a tiny-tiny antique wooden darner and little skeins of yarn that came with the machine.  The original Singer instruction manual is also included.

This Featherweight hadn't been used for a while and now it's fully serviced, cleaned, oiled, adjusted, sew-tested, and ready to get back to work!       $600     RT-FW

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1952 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL196186) 1952 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL196186)   This mid-century Featherweight is a beauty, and I guarantee you'll love the way it sews!  This pretty machine has been well-maintained and cared for.  It had been a while since it was last used, but after a thorough inspection and a complete servicing I can say with full confidence that mechanically it's in top shape, and all set to get back into the sewing room!  Typically machines that date from the 1950s saw relatively little use after purchase---the heyday of women sewing clothing for the family was coming to an end, and quilting hadn't yet experienced its current renaissance--and that seems to be the case with this one.  The paint is bright and glossy, the metal parts are clean and shiny, the gold decals are near 100% intact, the pin-marks to the surface are minimal.  It was obviously only gently used.    

The machine is equipped with the handy graduated increment / calibrated throat plate to makeuse as a guide in keeping your seams nice and straight.  It is complete with its boxful of original attachments, including the ruffler, edge stitcher, gatherer, adjustable hemmer, multi slot binder, and foot hemmer.  There is a zipper / cording foot that is still in the unopened packaging, as well as the 2 Singer screw drivers, a few extra bobbins, and a key for the case.  The carry case itself is in very good clean sturdy condition, noting the expected wear to a few areas of the covering.  The original Singer instruction manual is also included---there's some deterioration to the cover---as well as the collectible tin-litho Singer oil can.

Ready for another lifetime or two of use!       $675     GB-FW

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Black Singer Featherweight Model 222 "FreeArm" Sewing Machines



1957 Black Singer Featherweight 222K Sewing Machine (EM957744)1957 Black Singer Featherweight 222K Sewing Machine (EM957744)    Singer produced  an amazingly reliable and high quality product when they manufactured the Featherweight, and the 222 was their masterpiece!  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 is designed so that a portion of the flat bedplate can be removed, leaving a narrow tubular-shaped base that allows for sewing around pant legs, sleeves, and other circular areas having 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.

There were relatively few 222s produced compared to the number of 221s, and they were only produced in Great Britain in Singer's Clydesdale, Scotland factory.  Those that were to be sold within Europe were equipped with 220V motors.  Those that were slated for export to the US and Canada---like this one---were outfitted with Singer's 110 voltage motors.  This machine does not require an auxiliary power converter or motor conversion for use here in the US---it's ready to sit down and sew with!

This Singer 222 shows only signs of gentle use, and has been well cared for.  It serviced up with no issues.  It makes a beautiful stitch and it's a lot of fun to sew on!  The motor runs strong, quiet, and smooth.  This is a machine you'll be proud to show off.  It's clean and bright having a surface that is highly reflective and glossy.  The gold decals are in excellent condition and there are just minimal pin-marks to the clearcoat surface.  The carry case is also in very nice condition and will continue to do it's job to protect the machine and allow for easy transport.  Included with the machine is the original set of basic Singer attachment feet as well as the Singer buttonholer.  The original Singer 222 instruction manual is also provided.  The cover is a bit tattered but the booklet itself is complete and in fine shape. 

The Featherweight 222 is a great choice if you are looking for a machine that will give you more creative sewing options than the standard 221.  This example is guaranteed to please!            $1595     GS-222FW     SOLD!

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Singer Model 301 and related Sewing Machines


The Singer 301 has been referred to as the Featherweight's "Big Sister" or perhaps more accurately it's a "Cousin."  The 301s were produced throughout the 1950s and although they weigh about 5 lbs. more than the 221s (the machine itself weighs just over 16 lbs) they are still relatively lightweight, and certainly portable.  They may not have quite the same "sex appeal" as the Featherweights, but they have a distinctive look all their own, and afficianatos insist they were the best machines Singer ever made.  They are completely gear-driven, so no belt is needed.  The needlebar was designed with what is referred to as a "slant shank", meaning at a slight angle rather than straight up and down, bringing the work out in front of the foot, making it easier to see your work, and giving it stronger piercing force. The 301s were made in Singer's Anderson, South Carolina factory. These machines are a great choice if you are looking for a real workhorse in a weight that is still manageable!  I'll be offering a couple other choices of 301s and a 404 in the next week or two, so stay tuned for more or inquire if interested.



1951 Black Singer 301 Sewing Machine (NA003752)1951 Black Singer 301 Sewing Machine (NA003752)   Why pay for more than what you need!  This 301 comes to you as the machine and foot pedal only, meaning no carry case and no attachments.  I've given it a complete servicing of course, so it's ready to get down to work. The original instruction booklet has gone missing, but a copy in .pdf format can be downloaded for free from the Singer site.  I'll send you the link if you need it.  This machine runs strong, and although there is a cosmetic "apology" in the way of a fairly obvious scratch to the paint along the front edge, if you are looking for a machine at a reasonable price that you can rely on to do the job, this one can't be beat!       $175      MN-B301     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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For information on consigning your Singer Featherweight with us
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Singer Attachments, Accessories and Memorabilia

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Original Singer 221 Manual (availability varies---inquire)   $35.00    Pic
Singer Featherweight Oil Cans
Singer Buttonholers for 221 and 301 (availability varies---inquire)   $40.00 - $50.00 

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

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Framed 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.      $75     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.        $150     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.        $200     DC-KAMQ-3 
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