Featherweight 221 works with Sew Steady Table and Westalee Ruler foot and Westalee Rulers We supply Sew Steady Portable Tables for the Singer Machines!
Singer Featherweight 221 and 222K Parts - we have that part for your portable sewing machine at StitchintheDitch.com Canada!
A little History on the Singer Featherweight - that so many quilters enjoy using or collecting.
Why are we adding this?
Well so many of Stitch in the Ditch customers have asked for items like bobbins and presser feet - we decided to put them all together and make our Featherweight customers happy!
The Singer Featherweight portable sewing machine is a model made by that company between 1933 and 1964. The machine (model 221), adapted from an earlier portable, weighs about 11 pounds and has been found to be an ideal machine for quilters and other sewers to take to classes or "on location." Very quiet and sturdily made with all-metal parts (mostly aluminum), the Featherweight sews only straight stitches but it sews them very well. Even the oldest machines, if they've been cared for, still sew wonderfully.
The Featherweight came in a standard black model made in the U.S. The Featherweight is a low-shank machine.
Advise from the Featherweight Shop - Skipped stitches and bobbin thread that won't pick up are most commonly caused by the needle incorrectly inserted or the machine threaded improperly. If you changed your needle lately (or even if you haven't), then you might need to check to make sure it is inserted properly into the shaft. The flat side of the needle faces left on a Featherweight. If it faces towards the back (like most modern machines) or towards the right, then the top thread will not pick up the bobbin thread properly. This prevents a stitch from forming.