How much is a Singer Featherweight sewing machine worth?
In contrast, the average current price for a SINGER® 221 Featherweight is $350.00. The rarer, and even more desirable, SINGER® 222K is currently selling for between $800 and $2000.
Why are Featherweight sewing machines so popular?
The Featherweight uses the same low-shank feet and accessories as full-size Singer sewing machines. A beautiful straight stitch is one of the Featherweight’s strongest selling points. Due to the mechanical simplicity and high-quality construction and materials, Featherweights are easy to maintain at home.
Does singer still make featherweight machines?
Sold by a Reputable Dealer – Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 models are no longer sold alongside all the plastic machines at the local Singer dealer, but there are reputable technicians that specialize, service and sell Featherweights.
Is Singer Featherweight low-shank?
All 221 and 222 Featherweights are Low-Shank. It was Singer’s most common configuration for their household sewing machines.
What is the difference between Singer 221 and 222?
The width of the machine area under the presser bar lifter varies slightly on a 221 compared to a 222. The 221 measures 21/64th inch. The 222 measures 23/64th inch. Even this minute but measurable difference can affect a proper fit for some vintage mechanical attachments.
How much did a Singer Featherweight cost in 1950?
Originally, Featherweights were priced anywhere from $125 – $150 back in the 1930s to 1950s. (in 2016, and with inflation considered, that same dollar amount would be equivalent to about $2000!)
What is a featherweight 221?
What is a Singer Featherweight 221? They are portable sewing machines that are marvels of engineering and manufacturing excellence produced by the Singer Sewing Machine Company between 1933 and 1957 in the United States and into the 1970’s in Scotland.
Is a Singer 201 a featherweight?
The light housing on a Singer 201 (shown above) is different in shape and the placement is on the front left of the machine. Whereas, on a Singer Featherweight, the light housing is compact and placement is always on the center front.
How do you tell if a singer is a featherweight?
A Singer Featherweight is limited to the Singer 221 or 222 model classification only and is made of cast aluminum, weighing just over 11 pounds. It also has a quick identifying feature with the sewing surface or bed extension that flips up on the left side (see photo below), allowing it to compactly fit into its case.
How do you tell if a Singer is a featherweight?
What’s the difference between a featherweight 221 and 222?
What is the difference between a featherweight 221 and 222?
The basic difference between the 221 and the 222 is the free-arm sleeve and the drop feed lever. Both machines are similar and make perfect stitches when set correctly. They have become collector-classics and with almost every part still available or being made they will probably last forever.
Are Singer Featherweight 221’s and 222’s in good condition?
All of our Singer Featherweight 221’s and 222’s are in good-very good or excellent condition. They are vintage machines, made between 1933 and 1968. They run well, have been serviced and cleaned.
Who is Singer Featherweight shop?
Established in 2005 with a 1930s soul, we are a family-run, vintage nostalgia shop devoted to bringing the charm and utility of the 221 and 222 Singer Featherweight to your fingertips. Find the machines, parts, attachments, fabric, quilting supplies, and service you need to sew lovely things the old-fashioned way.
What is a Vintage sewing machine?
They are vintage machines, made between 1933 and 1968. They run well, have been serviced and cleaned. Each come with 5 bobbins, a set of screwdrivers, a cleaning brush, a copy of the instruction book and a carrying case. We test sew on each one before they are put out for sale.
What comes with each sewing machine?
Each come with 5 bobbins, a set of screwdrivers, a cleaning brush, a copy of the instruction book and a carrying case. We test sew on each one before they are put out for sale.