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Thread: Birthday gift - new Featherweight Free Arm Machine

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    Red face Birthday gift - new Featherweight Free Arm Machine

    I got my first featherweight in Paducah in 1994. It looks a little rough, but is completely functional. I have used it a lot for years and as it needed parts, I got parts. Since then I have built a business around Singer 221 Featherweights and started my website went online in January 2010. My husband surprised me by buying this beauty for my 60th birthday a couple of weeks ago in November. It just arrived on Monday!
    It is a 1953 Free Arm that is in great shape, really bright decals and all the feet there. There is a buttonholer and a converter to go from UK power to US power. I am thrilled!
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    Aren't those cute? I would love to have one for sewing baby and doll clothes - I've heard that tiny free arm is a wonderful thing.

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    What a beautiful gift from your husband. I'm sure you will treasure your 222.

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    What a wonderful gift...Congrats....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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    Congratulations on your new 222! I purchased one like it a while back on ebay and I love it. Enjoy!!

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    Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I so enjoy my Featherweights! I have 4 blacks, a tan, a white, and a bright red! but no free arm----maybe some day!

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    What a nice birthday present. Enjoy.
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    That's awesome!!! I'm addicted to Featherweights too, I LOVE THEM I never saw a free one before, thanks for sharing

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    Gosh....what a wonderful surprise indeed. Your guy is a "keeper." Now husbands......take note!

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    What a lucky girl you are! I don't own a free arm featherweight - YET
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    Happy Birthday! You now have a beautiful machine to go with the wonderful guy you married...Great combo.

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    How sweet! What a wonderful hubby!

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    What a great gift. You can't beat those little girls. Your husband is a dear.

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    She is definitely a beauty!! Lucky You!!
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    Congratulations! And Happy belated Birthday, what a nice addition to your others. Enjoy.
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    What a great hubby you have. I love your machine, she is beautiful.
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    congatulations. She is a beauty.
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    Happy Birthday 0;-) and CONGRATS on your 222, I have one from the UK and had it converted to uSA wiring and motor. I just love her. Her name is Queeny LOL.
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    Wow! You are one lucky gal! That is a sweet machine!
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    featherweight

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Tails View Post
    That's awesome!!! I'm addicted to Featherweights too, I LOVE THEM I never saw a free one before, thanks for sharing
    How sweet of your husband to do this. I have 4 featherweights, 2 black, 1 white, & 1 beige. Still wishing for the free arm. Enjoy it . It looks like a beauty.

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    LUCKY LUCKY YOU> I have owned two and had to sell both of them a few years ago.
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    Happy Birthday!! You are one lucky girl...getting a 222 and having a great hubby!!

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