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Fabulous Singer Featherweights — Singer 222

221 and 222K Manual Dates

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221 and 222K Manual Dates

If you have a Featherweight 221 or 222K you should have an instruction manual. Although any 221 manual will do for 221 machines (the same for 222K manuals) many Featherweight owners like to have the correct manual for the year of their Featherweight. The revision (Rev.) date of the green instruction manuals for 221 Featherweights is given on the top left of the cover of the manual just below the "Form" number. The first three 221 manuals actually had the date given as "November, 1933", "January, 1934" and "March, 1935". No other 221 manuals had the month written out. All manuals...

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Our Featherweight Preparations Before Being Sold

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Our Featherweight Preparations Before Being Sold

222K and 221 Featherweights. In both our store and on eBay all of the Featherweights that we sell are serviced, adjusted and tested. More importantly before being serviced all our Featherweights, both 222K and 221, are dismantled and each part is thoroughly checked. Any broken, faulty or missing parts are replaced with original Singer 222K or 221 parts. All parts are then thoroughly cleaned, inspected again and appropriate parts given two coats of a good quality carnauba wax. The machine is then reassembled, serviced, adjusted and tested for sewing. No Featherweight is put up for sale until it runs and...

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Fixing a Noisy Bobbin Case Holder / Hook Assembly

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Fixing a Noisy Bobbin Case Holder / Hook Assembly

If your Featherweight starts to make noises in the hook assembly area of your machine it most likely needs a drop of oil. Unless your assembly has been damaged it is a very simple fix. To stop the noise first remove the bobbin case, tilt the machine so that the hook assembly is facing upward and add one drop (more is not always better) of sewing machine oil on the edge between the bobbin case holder and the hook assembly. Add another drop in each of the cut out circles on the bottom of the bobbin case holder. Hand turn...

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Repairing the Cloth Hinge Inside a Featherweight Case

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Repairing the Cloth Hinge Inside a Featherweight Case

Many Featherweight cases have the cloth hinge inside the case that is ragged or completely ripped all the way across the case. Here is how to repair the ripped hinge material. You might want to start by removing the oil can clip and accessories tray but it is not necessary. It will make the project a bit easier. Remove the torn fabric completely using an X-Acto knife. Using Weldbond glue or Elmers Glue-All glue down any loose fabric that remains after cutting off the hinge. Make sure there is enough glue so that all the loose fabric will be glued...

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Packing a Featherweight For Shipping

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Packing a Featherweight For Shipping

As was discussed in the last blog, Featherweights are notorious for being damaged in shipping. If you purchase a Featherweight online there is a sample letter in that blog that you could send to the buyer. The letter has simple suggestions that the seller could follow to help reduce the chances of damage in shipping. This blog shows how we pack the Featherweights that we sell. The Featherweight hand wheel is turned so that the needle is at its lowest point and the bobbin winder is pressed against the belt. The spool pin and attached plate are removed and the...

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