Monday, February 8, 2021

Meet my new Featherweight!

I finally bought myself a Singer featherweight sewing machine! I had been so tempted for years, and never gave in until now. I finally found a deal I couldn't pass up on a machine that is in perfect condition! It belonged to a sweet friend of a friend who wanted to sell but only through word of mouth. So I truly think it was meant to be since I heard about it 'through the grapevine' and wasn't even looking for it!

It has all of the attachments and feet and even the entire instruction manual in a binder. It does not have the original carry case but that's okay by me. It is in a plastic bin that is the perfect size for it and protects it well. I'll just have to make a cute little tote bag to put it in. Maybe that can be the first project I sew using the machine!

According to the serial number, this machine was born on Dec. 5, 1939 in Elizabethtown, NJ. So she will be called Shirley because that was the fifth most popular name of the year. I almost named her Betty for the town the she was born in, but that's my late mother in law's name and I didn't want to confuse anyone (myself included!)

If you have a featherweight and have any advice or tips, I would love to hear them! Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go get acquainted with my new toy!

Enjoy every stitch!



  1. So happy for you! A FW is on my list always, but it will need to be by happenstance just like with you. Enjoy!

  2. Fun and a good looking machine!

  3. This is match that was meant to be, for sure! You'll have many hours of creating together and having so much fun! Enjoy Shirley!

  4. Shirley is lovely. You're going to love having her help you stitch. I love mine.

  5. Lol - you named her after my mom! Fun to learn that Shirley was still a popular name in 1939; Mom was born in 1933 and was named for Shirley Temple. On another note, I have a hand-cranked Singer from 1894 I named after Mom's grandmother, Bertha.

  6. enjoy! I have a black one and a tan one.You can buy some parts in this site:
    very d├ęcorative but usefull too!

  7. Hi. I live in Australia and am lucky enough to own a 222k featherweight. If you look up The address that cocopatch gave you, you will find all the information you ever wanted. Enjoy your new machine. They aren't as common here. Always get the best comments when I've taken it to a workshop. Such a workhorse for such a little machine.


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