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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Featherweight

I wanted to show you my birthday present.  I got a featherweight!  It is in great condition!
I found some great information on the card table that was made for the featherweights.  
http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/featherweight_fever_those_elusive_featherweight_cabinets_and_tables.html
Here is the case it came in.
I had trouble winding the bobbin, turns out it was a super easy fix.  I just needed to put some oil in that little hole.
 To wind the bobbin, you just flip the little arm down and loosen a knob on the handle.
 I had to put in my 1/4 inch seam.
 I made my Sew Sweet Bee block on it.
I love the way it turned out.  I'm afraid I was late sending it off, this is the first thing I have sewn since school started!  September's queen bee was Renee at Sewn With Grace.
 To make this machine extra special, it is a bicentennial!  Isaac Merritt Singer formed I.M. Singer & Company with New York lawyer Edward C. Clark, following Singer's first lockstitch sewing machine patent in 1851. The Singer Sewing Machine is offered for sale all over the United States. Within two years Singer is the leading manufacturer and marketer of sewing machines in the United States.  In 1951, Singer put out it's badged bicentennial 221 to celebrate being in business for 100 years!  They were only made for that year!
 I wanted to show you the difference between my little featherweight and my industrial treadle.  It's a big difference!


You can read more about the history of the featherweight here:
 http://www.singer-featherweight.com/siteone%20pages/history.html

I have to say, it sews a perfect, smooth stitch!  I love it!

Missy




11 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

oh how sweet is your machine and your table is lovely. The two I got had been used as card tables for years. They were a little tough. But I love using them.

Tazzie said...

What a sweet little machine, I can't think of a better birthday present!
Hugs
Tazzie
:-)

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I love the featherweight So much so that I have about 6 of them! 3 I'm definitely keeping, 3 I'm trying to fix up and eventually sell. They are all well used, and not in as great of shape as yours. That table is really nice!
I use mine mostly when I go to a quilt workshop, or if. My grands come over to sew.... Then we have a few machines running at a time.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a sweet gift!! You will love it!

Nancy said...

First, belated happy birthday wishes. I hope you had a great birthday, Missy.

Congratulations on a new-to-you Featherweight. It looks brand new! I have one that I pull out occasionally and I like it as much as my mother's old black Singer. It sews so well.

I'm interested in the table you have. Are they specially made or are they old and occasionally available? It would be great to have a table so the machine can sit level with the table.

Lucky you! Someone loves you a lot!!!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

What a perfect addition to your sewing machine collection! the featherweight is such a beautiful machine.

Kathy said...

Awesome birthday present! And in such great shape too. I recently acquired one but I've only played with it once so far. The case for my machine has a smell I just can't get rid of though. I've tried every suggestion there is online and nothing has worked to remove the odor. But I'm happy the machine works! According to the serial number, mine is one of the first 10,000 made. Thanks for the link on the card table. I never knew about this.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

What a great birthday present. It is so much smaller than your other, I've never seen one other than in photos. Glad you like it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

So glad you like it. I saw a 301 table this weekend, but, it was made for a long bed, not a short bed, like mine is. I wish I could have traded with her (she has a short bed, in the long bed table).

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous machine... and what a cool table!

Purfylle said...

She is beautiful! I haven't worked on my vintage machines for way too long. You've given me a bit of inspiration to get onto it!

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