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Thread: ISO~Singer Featherweight 221

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    Junior Member mom2boys's Avatar
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    **Found Machine**


    I'm interested in buying a Singer Featherweight 221 and I thought I would check here before going to Ebay.

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    Ginger :lol: :lol:

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    Also check on Shopgoodwill.com. They have them on that auction site quite frequently. Watch the shipping charges, though. Sometimes way high as listed, but if you contact the store they will ship another way cheaper.

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    There's a site Sew its For sale. You might find one there. :-P :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetsie
    There's a site Sew its For sale. You might find one there. :-P :P
    There is one listed on the SewItsForSale site now although it's a little pricey (IMO)!

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    Try ESTY.com also

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    I found one in nice shape on the goodwill site and would be able to pick it up locally but stopped bidding at $400

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    I bought one on eBay recently....can't say I got a bargain but it's a good little machine.

    On shipping, ask that any seller pad the tip of the thread spindle well if it's coming in a case. My seller didn't and the tip of the thread spindle poked a hole in the top of the carrying case. There's only 1/4 inch clearance between the tip of the spindle and the case. DH fixed it and I'm okay with that.

    To be sure I don't have a problem again, DH (he's so clever) made a little cap for the spindle...took an small wooden spool and glued a small square of 1/4 inch wood on top. Perfect fit and he even painted it black!

    Good luck finding your machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnitaSt
    I bought one on eBay recently....can't say I got a bargain but it's a good little machine.

    On shipping, ask that any seller pad the tip of the thread spindle well if it's coming in a case. My seller didn't and the tip of the thread spindle poked a hole in the top of the carrying case. There's only 1/4 inch clearance between the tip of the spindle and the case. DH fixed it and I'm okay with that.

    To be sure I don't have a problem again, DH (he's so clever) made a little cap for the spindle...took an small wooden spool and glued a small square of 1/4 inch wood on top. Perfect fit and he even painted it black!

    Good luck finding your machine!

    Anita
    When I ship a FW, I put an empty spool of thread on the spindle or just remove the whole spool pin plate so that the new owner can put it back on and not worry about breakage. I pack them very well
    so they can withstand what UPS puts packages through. They are dropped 5-6 feet off the end of the conveyor belt. YIKES! :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by AnitaSt
    I bought one on eBay recently....can't say I got a bargain but it's a good little machine.

    On shipping, ask that any seller pad the tip of the thread spindle well if it's coming in a case. My seller didn't and the tip of the thread spindle poked a hole in the top of the carrying case. There's only 1/4 inch clearance between the tip of the spindle and the case. DH fixed it and I'm okay with that.

    To be sure I don't have a problem again, DH (he's so clever) made a little cap for the spindle...took an small wooden spool and glued a small square of 1/4 inch wood on top. Perfect fit and he even painted it black!

    Good luck finding your machine!

    Anita
    When I ship a FW, I put an empty spool of thread on the spindle or just remove the whole spool pin plate so that the new owner can put it back on and not worry about breakage. I pack them very well
    so they can withstand what UPS puts packages through. They are dropped 5-6 feet off the end of the conveyor belt. YIKES! :shock:
    Clearly mine had been handled roughly...it was sent by US Postal Service. Your shipping arrangement is MUCH better!

    Anita

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    I found you one, sent you an email address to contact for more information - I would jump on this one, it is in beautiful shape!!! See your PM's

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    When I ship a FW, I put an empty spool of thread on the spindle or just remove the whole spool pin plate so that the new owner can put it back on and not worry about breakage. I pack them very well
    so they can withstand what UPS puts packages through. They are dropped 5-6 feet off the end of the conveyor belt. YIKES! :shock:[/quote]

    My screw that holds the spindle plate on is stripped, the thread on the top of the screw is damaged. Has this ever happened to you and how did you get the screw out? did you have to drill it out? thanks for any help.

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    I found a machine thank you everyone for your help:)

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    Now you too can do the "happy dance" congratulations, please post a pic when you can...thanks

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    I'm so glad that you found a machine. Yes, we want to see it and also know when it was made.
    Now if you want a rolling tote for it, go to a Michaels store and see if they have the rolling totes for yarn in the yarn section of the store. It is smaller than the sewing machine totes, and your machine will fit down in it, with the foot petal going to the side of the folding arm of the FW. It has a lot of pockets for your notions, etc. Michaels also takes Joann and Hancock coupons. The regular sewing machine totes will allow your machine to bounce around in it.
    Happy sewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenini
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    When I ship a FW, I put an empty spool of thread on the spindle or just remove the whole spool pin plate so that the new owner can put it back on and not worry about breakage. I pack them very well
    so they can withstand what UPS puts packages through. They are dropped 5-6 feet off the end of the conveyor belt. YIKES! :shock:
    My screw that holds the spindle plate on is stripped, the thread on the top of the screw is damaged. Has this ever happened to you and how did you get the screw out? did you have to drill it out? thanks for any help.[/quote]

    I've been lucky so far that I've not had that problem. Sorry I can't be more help.

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    thanks anyway...maybe a problem for dh guys are always dealing with stripped screws

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    Congratulations on your find--you will love it!

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    Congratulations - post a picture of your new little beauty!

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