A little History on the Singer
221 Featherweight - that so many quilters enjoy using and collecting.
Almost 100 years since this workhorse was introduced! Many new owners are like new parents they want to treat this little guy so preciously - my great grandma used her Singer to sew for 18 children!
It was there to work and it did a great job. I wonder who has that machine now! 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.