I hinted in earlier blog posts about my wonderful thrift store find. I found a Singer Featherweight 221-1 with its original case with key, instruction manual, presser feet and bobbins!! I do not have any antique sewing machines so I was so happy to finally get one.
She’s in pretty good condition with some of the decals partly rubbed off. The light turns on and she runs well. The case is in pretty good condition with some minor scuffing. I’ve signed up for a Singer Featherweight maintenance class at a local quilt shop in June so that I can learn how to care for her properly!
Based on the model number, she was manufactured on November 18, 1949. I really want to give her a name – any ideas?
Here are some pictures:
For now, I have her sitting on a side crafting table in my sewing room. I only have one other sewing machine – my trusty Bernina Activa – so it feels really good to have this beautiful machine to use on future quilty projects.
Have you made any good quilt or sewing related thrift store or garage sale finds?
Oh, that is an adorable machine! Looks so good sitting there 🙂
Fiona Featherweight! Of course, the most popular girls name in 1949 was Linda!