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Why is everyone buying the old sewing machines?

Old 03-05-2011, 08:28 PM
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First, I mean NO offense to anyone. I'm just curious as to what the draw is to the old sewing machines. I think they are being called "featherweights."

While I love antiques and find them beautiful I don't understand what people are using them for. Many are missing parts and I've never seen one that I considered easily portable...

What am I missing?

(Again, I'm not trying to offend anyone - I'm just clueless.)
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:31 PM
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I don't think I have ever seen a featherweight??
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:34 PM
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I got a featherweight because I learned to sew on a Singer a long time ago. It wasn't a Featherweight, but it had the same humm that a FW has in a much smaller size. No other machine sews such a straight line with such ease.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:40 PM
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I LOVE my old Singers. They sew a perfect strait stitch, are easy to maintain myself and the Feather Weight weighs 10lbs. It is very light take to class machine. I also like sewing with a machine that is much, much, older than I am and still is a real work horse.
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Light and easy to take to a class and very reliable with a nice straight stitch :)
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:44 PM
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I got mine to have a 2nd one for both home and for taking to classes. It only weighs about 10 lbs, and yet it doesn't feel light-weight when I'm using it. all metal, and it sews beautifully.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:00 PM
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http://www.tennesseequilts.com/cgi-b...Featherweights

Here they are, but don't be scared by these prices. There are better deals elsewhere.
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I have one I found at a yard sale a couple of years ago for $10.00 and it runs like a gem. They are sew light, and sew cute. Very portable.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:30 PM
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Just curious... do they say 'Feather Weight' on the machine??
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Divokittysmom
Just curious... do they say 'Feather Weight' on the machine??
No. Is a Singer 221. I don't find mine light as a feather at all, but is sooooo cute.
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