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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?


Black Singer Featherweight Model 221 Sewing Machines



1937 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE774664)1937 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AE774664)   These 221 Featherweights from the 1930's are some of the earliest ones that Singer produced, and they are just so classy looking!  Imagine what a thrill it much have been to have owned one back then!  The earliest models, like this one, with the Egyptian scrollwork faceplate, chrome-rimmed handwheel, un-numbered upper thread tensioner, and chrome-plated stitch length regulator backplate, are so very distinctive!

Of course you are not going to just look at this Featherweight you are going to sew on it, and just like all the others we sell this one is fully serviced and ready to go back to work.  It really does sew well!  

Regarding the cosmetic condition, this Featherweight has pretty good reflection to the finish although there are, of course, a fair amount of pin-marks that you see upon close inspection as well as some loss to the gold decal along the front edge, but overall it shows very presentable.  The carry case is in good, clean, and sturdy condition and will continue to protect the machine.  It's complete with it's top tray and a brand new padded handle so it's ready to tote around.  There is a reprinted Singer 221 instruction manual included and a whole host of original Singer Featherweight attachments.

There is even a hand-written sales receipt dated 1947 between, presumably, the original owner and the second owner that has stayed with this machine for all these years!    $895     LCM-37-FW     SOLD!   

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1948 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AH565691)1948 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AH565691)   This Featherweight is a terrific mid-price range choice.  Featherweights are notoriously reliable work-horses, and this one is no exception.  It sews beautifully and runs strong.  It serviced up with no issues and is all set to get back to work!  

As far as cosmetics, overall the black paint is good and the decorative gold decals are also good with just a few minor "misses" here and there.  The plated metal parts are nice and bright.  In general the machine is very clean.  There are some pin-marks to the clearcoat finish and a couple of "halos" on the surface from where the rubber feet of the foot controller rested on the bed over the years that you see upon close inspection.   But overall the appearance of the machine is very presentable.  

The carry case is in excellent condition---very clean, sturdy, and odor-free.  The foot controller is the Singer clamshell-style.  The original Singer 221 Featherweight instruction manual is included along with a selection of the basic attachments.

Tuned up, tested and guaranteed!    $595     LCM-48-FW     SOLD!   

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1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ809104)1950 Black Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine (AJ809104)   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, 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, the metal parts are shiny, and the black paint---noting some minor pin-marks to the clearcoat finish---is overall very good.   This machine was obviously well taken care of and is ready to continue to provide 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, noting some minor wear to the interior and exterior covering.  It's complete with the full-width top tray and has a new padded handle so it's all set tote along with you.

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.  There is also a nicely reproduced copy of the Featherweight manual. 

All and all a good reliable Singer 221 that's ready for another lifetime of use!    $695     LCM-50-FW     SOLD!   

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White Singer Featherweight Model 221K Sewing Machines




1964 White / Green Singer Featherweight 221K Sewing Machine (EV926032)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!       $1150     CDR-WFW

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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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Larry & Carole



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