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Antique / Vintage
Singer Featherweight Model 221 - 222 Sewing Machines


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.


A Word About Condition.........

All of these antique Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines listed below have been gently used and well cared for. 

We Only Sell Featherweights in Original Condition!

Featherweight sewing machines were never produced in red, blue, purple, raspberry or anything similar.  Nor were they ever produced with floral 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 excellent original cosmetic condition, and most of the Singer Featherweights offered below will meet this criteria.  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.

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---as well as the degree of difficulty in finding machines from a particular year.

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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 60-80 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 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?


Special Edition Singer Featherweight Model 221
Sewing Machines & Accessories


  • 1936 TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION Singer 221 Featherweight1936 Black Singer Featherweight 221 "TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION" Sewing Machine (AE083635)   This Featherweight is straight from the heart of Texas!  Sold only at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition that celebrated the state's 100-year anniversary of independence from Mexico, very few of these specially marked machines were produced, and only a handful are known to still exist!  The serial number of this scarce Featherweight indicates a production assignment date of March 25, 1936.  From June through November of that year, despite still reeling from the effects of both the Great Depression and The Dust Bowl, Texas went all-out and produced a gala World's Fair-type Exposition.  The model 221 Featherweight had only been in production for 3 years at that time, and Singer seized upon the opportunity the Expo presented toTEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION Singer Featherweight Badge re-invigorate sales by producing a specially-designated product to show off to the public---a Featherweight with a special red-rimmed medallion that proudly read "Texas Centennial Exposition 1836-1936". Marketed and sold only at the Exposition this rare 221 variation is arguably the most prized and treasured of all Singer Featherweights!

    This example is all-original, fully-serviced and inspected, cleaned, adjusted, and sew-tested.  With a new belt, new electric wiring for the foot controller, a new oil drip pad and new rubber feet for the machine and the foot controller it's ready to use if you wish, and certainly ready for display!  It is so very classy looking with the Egyptian scrollwork pattern on the faceplate, the chrome-rimmed handwheel, and the chrome stitch length regulator backplate.  It features the un-numbered needle thread tension device and the front-mounted bobbin-winding tension mechanism.  The foot controller has distinctly Art Deco-inspired air vents. 

    As the pictures indicate, it shows just a very minor amount of loss to the gold decal along the front edge, and some light pin-marks to the clearcoat finish as would be expected of machines from the 1930's. But overall it has great shine and reflection to the finish. The original carry case is in very good clean and sturdy condition, and complete with it's top tray and a new padded handle and key so it can safely be carried and transported, and continue to protect the machine. There are an assortment of the original Singer Featherweight attachments in the original box included, as well as the original 1935 copyright-dated instruction manual.  There is even a little 6" wooden advertising ruler dating from the period from the 20th Century School of Commerce in Houston!

    Featherweight historians estimate there are only a small handful of these specially marked machines known to exist.  An opportunity that is guaranteed to make you the envy of all your Featherweight pals!   $12,500     LCM--TX-FW     SOLD!

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    Singer Featherweight Fashion Aids Accessory / Attachment CaseSinger Featherweight Fashion Aids Accessory / Attachment Case   Masters of marketing that they were, the Singer Manufacturing Co. produced their "Fashion Aids" accessory case as a handy way to organize and store all the nifty Singer Featherweight attachments and accessories they hoped to inspire you to purchase!  This one came along with a collection of Singer 221 and 222 machines that included a fabulous TEXAS CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION 221 that I am also selling.

    The case is very handsome in a brown and tan striped pattern, making it resemble a cute little 1930's suitcase! It is complete with the removable compartmentalized tray with nooks and crannies for all the attachments. The leather handle is missing. Look at all the attachments inside--- it's an amazing assortment that includes some in original boxes, some that are quite scarce, as well as lots of original paperwork and booklets. It's all very neat and tidy and well-preserved. Ready to use or proudly display!!

    Here's a listing of what is included---all are original vintage Singer / Simanco:

  • Machine Pinker #121111 with instructions
  • Hemstitcher and Picot Edger #121387 in original box with FW throatplate #121395, thumbscrew, right-angle screwdriver and instructions
  • Buttonholer #121795 with coverplate and instructions
  •  Material Gripper #121318
  • Adjustable Zigzagger #121706 with instructions
  • Stocking Darner #35776
  • Singercraft Guide #120936 with transfers
  • Universal Needle Threader and Seam Ripper #121634 with envelope, instructions and extra parts
  • Embroidery and Darning Foot #121094
  • Amoeba Feed Cover Plate #121309 with screw
  • Shirring Plate #121170
  • Underbraider #160927
  • Quilter / Guide Bar #35932
  • Left and Right Cording Feet #125035 and #15429
  • Gauge Presser Foot #35135 complete with all 5 gauges
  • "Singer Fashion Aids for Smart Finishes" pamphlet
  • "Smart Fashion Stitches by Singer" booklet

    A collectible Featherweight "go-with" as handy and portable as the machine itself!   $995     FA-FW     SOLD!

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Black Singer Featherweight Model 221 Sewing Machines




1953 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL547890)1953 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AL547890)   This is a great looking Featherweight that will be a wonderful "user".  It's nice and clean, and I've given it a thorough servicing  so it's ready to take on your next sewing project.  It produces a lovely straight stitch, and the motor runs strong.   

This 221 has a very pretty reflection to the black paint finish, and the gold decals are bold and strong.  There are some pin-marks in the clearcoat but they do not detract.  Being one of the "later" model Featherweights it is outfitted with the handy feature of the graduated increment stitchplate with markings delineated to assist in achieving consistent seam width.  It's complete with an assortment of the basic Featherweight attachment feet as well as a nicely reproduced copy of the instruction manual.  The carry case is clean and sturdy, noting some cosmetic wear to the fabric covering on the bottom.  On the inside of the case I replaced the bottom covering, which was also somewhat tattered, with a piece of nice soft leather.

Ready to tote to quilting classes and retreats or to take along when you travel!   $795     LCM--53-FW     SOLD!

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Tan and White Singer Featherweight Model 221K Sewing Machines




1961 Tan / Beige Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine (JE154531)1961 Tan / Beige Singer Featherweight 221J Sewing Machine (JE154531)   You most often see them in black.  You sometimes see them in white.  But this is the harder-to-find Tan Singer model 221J Featherweight!

This machine is a wonderful variation, built exactly like the black 221s but similar in color to the smooth beige finish of Singer's 1950's SewHandy toy sewing machines.  The serial number, the model designation ending in the letter J on the Singer logo, and the marking on the motor indicate this tan Featherweight was manufactured in Singer's Canadian plant located in St. Johns, Quebec.

This Featherweight sewing machine is all-original and was well taken care of.  The paint is in excellent condition noting a few paint chips, primarily on the handwheel, the motor, and the bobbin winder, and is a warm shade of tan with creamy-pink undertones.  The metal Singer trademark tag is bright and bold. This machine is squeaky-clean and runs like a champ, and she sews the perfect stitch!  It has gone through my thorough inspection and servicing, has been cleaned, oiled, and adjusted, and is ready to sit down and sew with.  As one of the "late model" Featherweights it has the throat plate with graduated increment markings to help keep seams of consistent width.  The original boxful of standard attachment feet is included as well as the original instruction manual.

The foot pedal is original and the power cord and belt are in good shape with no cracks and no deterioration. The matching original carry case for this machine is sturdy and in very decent condition on the exterior. The hinges, latches and handle are in good shape. The interior lining shows some tears and separation from the sides and bottom, which is a common occurrence of these carry cases due to the way in which they were finished. Truthfully the interiors of the cases of the tan 221s are always in less than stellar condition.  The lining material Singer used on the inside just wasn't the same quality as the lining that was used on the black Featherweights. 

The ultimate Featherweight for the collector and user!        $1595   CFM-TFW     SOLD!

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Singer Featherweight Card Tables




Original Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine CardtableOriginal Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Cardtable    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 cardtable---it's a super handy Featherweight accessory, having a top designed with a removable insert piece revealing an opening into which the machine sits, making it 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 Featherweight cardtable, not one of the reproductions that are now available. It is in excellent used condition, complete with the original removable insert. 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 refinished and waxed. 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 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 a a spring clip on the other. Be sure to look at all the pictures to see how the table is designed to enable the machine to sit flush to provide that nice large flat surface area to work on. Very functional as well as a great way to display your favorite machine.        $350   JF-TBL

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Black Singer Featherweight Model 222 "FreeArm" Sewing Machines


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.  These features of the 222 make it a really good choice if you do apparel work.

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 or use in the US and Canada were outfitted with Singer's 110 voltage motors.


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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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