My little Singer Featherweight is sick and in the Sewing Machine hospital. I am sad. Their great little machines. Hard working and very popular. Quilters love these little babies. They are handy to take anywhere. Ladies simply packed them up in their carrying case and took them with them to other ladies homes for quilting. They don't do the fancy stitches, just straight and that's fine for me. I am not a big sewer and it suites my needs.
I thought I'd give you a little history on this fabulous machine.
Production of the 221 started in the UK at what was then Singer's largest factory in 1949. Six years later production started on the ultimate Featherweight, the 222 Freearm, and then the white/green model which was made in very limited numbers until 1964. Tan/beige machines were also produced in Scotland and at the Canadian plant.
The new design was introduced to the public in 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair. The improved model, which followed three years later, had a re-worked bobbin case and a numbered dial which took the guesswork out of tension setting.