Once you have used a vintage Singer Model 221 or 222 Featherweight
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.
Word About Condition.........
All of these antique Singer Featherweight
Sewing Machines listed below have been gently used and well cared
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 that
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
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.
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.........
Be sure to look at all the picture links that I provide for each Featherweight---each
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
email@example.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?
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?
Singer Featherweight Model 221 Sewing Machines
1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ783998)
What more could you want! This is a fine looking
Featherweight that will be a great "user". It
has been thoroughly inspected and serviced from head to toe with a
new belt installed and new foot controller wiring. It has been
carefully adjusted to make that perfect stitch, cleaned and shined,
and is all set to sit down and sew with! You can be confident
in your purchase with my 1-year guarantee.
In terms of cosmetics, the decorative gold decals are near 100%
intact and rich in color and the metal parts are shiny. Under
bright light the black paint shows a fair amount of "pin-mark"
scratches to the clearcoat finish, particularly in front of the
needlebar area and on the extension bed. This machine was obviously
care of and is ready to continue to provide
many more years of service.
Like all Featherweights, this is the perfect quilter's machine for
piecework, and you'll be proud to show it off. The carry case is clean and sturdy,
so it will continue to protect the machine and make it easy to
transport to classes, retreats or on vacation.
Included with this
Featherweight is an assortment of the original Singer attachment
feet. These attachments come in handy for apparel work, or can be
just for fun to play around with. The Featherweight 221
instruction manual is original. Also included is the original
purchase receipt and installment payment paperwork---kept intact
with the machine for all these last 70 years---showing a purchase
price in 1951 of $149.50 with a down payment of $38.49 and $8.44 due
every month thereafter until the balance was paid off. According to the
Harvard Business School historical collections website, "The single firm that did the most to bring the installment plan to the world was Singer Sewing Machines."
All and all a good reliable Singer 221 that's ready to
another lifetime of use!
White Singer Featherweight Model 221K Sewing Machines
1964 White / Green Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EV926032)
If you have been waiting to find a pretty little Singer 221K
Featherweight take a look at this! For today's Featherweight users and collectors these white 221K machines represent the end of an era, and have
that wonderful retro 60's look. (Think Twiggy and Mary Quant!) Dating from the end of Singer's Featherweight production period, there were far fewer
white FWs 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 than on the black machines), and they have a more petite carry case. But just like their black counterparts they were built
to sew and built to last!
This Featherweight machine is very pretty, and now fully
serviced and ready to get back to work! It's equipped with the graduated increment needleplate,
making it a cinch to keep seam widths consistent and precise. There
is a nice assortment of Singer accessory feet included in their original box. The original Singer 221 Featherweight instruction manual, with its pink and green cover, is included as well. This
Featherweight's original green and white carry case is clean and
odor-free and in very good condition,
noting a couple of scrapes
to the outside covering. And a little extra is the classic
Nancy Johnson-Srebro book Featherweight
221 The Perfect Portable, which has a lot of information and
fun facts about these fabulous machines!
Harder to find than the black 221 Featherweights and cute as a button!
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
"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
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
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.
Sorry, none available
at this time.............
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
can help you sell your Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine.
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on outright selling or consigning your
Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 Sewing Machine with us
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