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White Singer Featherweight 221 Build Thread

Old 06-05-2020, 05:42 PM
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Hello All,

Recently acquired this singer featherweight 221 .
$100. No case and no accessories. Only the machine and the pedal.

Missing / repair list
1. tension dial
2. Motor pulley needs replacement
3. Belt replacement
4. Bobbin winder needs replacement


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Old 06-05-2020, 05:45 PM
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Fix step to build.

Tension dial.
Bought a tension dial from the singer 237. Seems like they use the same parts.
Everything fit well. Here it is!
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Next up is replacing the belt and change the motor pulley. The parts will be coming next week.

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Old 06-16-2020, 03:07 PM
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Update!!!
I received the latest parts. featherweight shop superbelt in white. Red felt pad. Metal motor pulley.

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Previous owner had made a pulley and looks mess up.

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Attach the superbelt in white and the metal pulley. I will not use the bakelite since it is plastic. Plastic will break.
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Here is it.
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Next up will be the bobbin winder. The plastic bobbin winder is broken. I will replace it with the metal wheel on the black featherweight. I was able to take it out from the winder itself.
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Old 06-16-2020, 08:18 PM
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so cool! Good luck with your next steps!
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Old 06-17-2020, 07:21 AM
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so cool! Good luck with your next steps!
Thank you!
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:12 PM
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Here is the final build!

Got the Led build, replacement metal bobbin winder from black 221, and white singer sticker.

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I tried using heat gun to take off the glue residue but was not working. So i just clean with with a bit of alcohol.
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Put the singer stick one! SHINY
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Now, on to the bobbin winder. As you can tell, the plastic winder was broken. O i decided to transfer the metal bobbin winder from the black.
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Here is the end result!
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Here is my Singer 221 white featherweight!

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Old 07-25-2020, 05:43 AM
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Here is my Singer 221 white featherweight!

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Congrats! Looks nice.
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Another machine saved
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Good job, I am happy for you.
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