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Thread: I Purchased a Featherweight 221K!

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    I Purchased a Featherweight 221K!

    I went to "look" at what this seller had to offer today and he had 4 221k's and 1 222k free arm (Hope I got the number right) that were his mothers.

    After examining all the 221k's I decided on this one as it seemed the cleanest, came with the most stuff and sewed well right off the bat. The case is a little scratched, but it doesn't smell at all.

    She is a 1946 model, made in New Jersey. She sews a wonderful stitch.

    I haven't cleaned her up yet...I'll have to do some research to see what is the best way to do that....But, here she is.

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    Watson, Proud owner of a Featherweight!

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    He also has a 222k free arm there in mint condition for $1450.00 Canadian if anyone is interested. (That would be just over $1000.00 USD) I wouldn't mind taking it to the US for you to ship it. PM me if that's of interest to anyone.

    Watson

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    wow, beautiful. congrats
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    Congratulations on you beautiful little machine. She looks cleaned and ready to go. Enjoy.

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    Congratlations, you will love her!

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    I have one they are so cute and small
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Congrats! I'm so glad you found one. I was sewing on my white FW today. I just love those little machines.
    Patrice S

    Bernina Artista 180, Singer 301a, Featherweight Centennial, Rocketeer, Juki 2200 QVP Mini, White 1964 Featherweight

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    There is a website that gives lots of information on maintenance/servicing of featherweights. Sorry I don’t know the web address but I know someone on here will. LOL

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    I have a 1946 too! Also from Elizabeth, NJ. I love how she hums when she is sewing.����
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    Congratulations! She's very pretty.

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    Thanks, WorkBench...didn't know that.

    Watson

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    a featherweight is the only machine I sew on.

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    A very proud owner, your machine looks wonderful!
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    I like to make lists. I also like to leave them laying on my sewing table and then guess what's on the list while at the fabric store. Fun game.

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    Congratulations, I love mine.

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    Congratulations! I have two featherweights. They are little workhorses and they stitch beautifully. Check out Nova Montgomery’s website and featherweight videos. Enjoy!
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    Congrats! I'm sure you'll enjoy her as much as I enjoy mine.
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    congrats and welcome to the FW club! I love my little machines so easy to care for.
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    Congrats on the machine- they are fun to sew on.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    She's a purdy one! Have fun!

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    I've just spent 3 days piecing on my white FW that I bought at the estate sale. It just hums along and is a joy to work on. You're going to love yours.
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    Beautiful machine Watson! Good luck with jt!

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    Watson, I'm so happy you found one. There is something very special about these babies! You are going to love it.

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    I have a Featherweight 221. I bought it a few years ago, and use it occasionally. It had the straight foot on it. And because my "new" machine broke down and is in the shop, I set up the Featherweight to use. It came with the wider zigzag foot, and I wanted to try that to see if it would work better to hang on to the fabric. Well that is a long shank---and my machine takes a short shank foot. Does anyone have an extra short shank zig zag foot that they would want to trade or sell?

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    Congratulations! I love my little featherweight. It is my traveling machine. Someday I would like to get the extension table since I am used to sewing with a machine set into a cabinet, but it isn't an urgent need. (That would mean other item to take along.) Anyway - I also have the zig zag attachment and an embroidery attachment for my 15-91, which says they will work on the featherweight as well. I have not tried it on my featherweights since I have a Janome MC6600P which has more stitches and so does my Husqvarna Designer Topaz sewing/embroidery machine. But I did try them on the 15-91 and just laughed at how the attachments threw the fabric back and forth. Not sure what I was expecting and more impressed my mother used them all the time when I was growing up.
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    I have two of the little beauties. I have 2 granddaughters that will get them if they want to sew. I will need to set them up in my studio once I’m out there full time

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