I love to sew, mainly quilts and bags. I am 59, married to Fred and have one son, Matthew who is 20. I enjoy embroidery and applique and prefer to machine piece and quilt my projects. I love my vintage Singer sewing machines especially my Featherweight 222K. My love of sewing I believe comes from my Grandmother - I still have the drawings she made for me to embroider on tea towels many many years ago!

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Friday, 7 February 2014

A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY......


My vintage (1957) Singer 222K Featherweight

sorry if you were expecting photos of a baby!  well, this is MY new baby!  I've been searching for one for a little while and found this one locally!  the lovely lady even delivered it to me!  Her father was a Sewing Machine man and had this little machine amongst his collection.

I've had a little play on her and she sews beautifully!  everything is in tip top working order and even the power lead has been checked and tagged.  Look at the manual ---  bound! and in perfect condition. The cream box has the extra feet.  In this photo you can just see the scroll end of my Singer 201K treadle and beside her I have my Singer 201K knee shift, so now there are three Singer machines for me to play with!

Temporarily I have the Featherweight set up on the table end of the treadle but I will find her a proper home soon.  I still have one more old sewing machine base with a marble top so might bring that inside and use it.

A lot of people name their Featherweight machine, I'm giving that some thought!

You can see that the decals are a little worn on the front but that just makes me love her more!  it means that someone used to sew on her frequently.  I wonder what things she used to sew?

I'm going to use this new machine to sew my Delightful Stars blocks.  Hopefully I will get to work on Lessons 2 and 3 over this weekend,

Happy Sewing!
Cheers from Helen

7 comments :

  1. She is absolutely stunning Helen. She looks very elegant a proper lady. How about a name for her with a title like Lady Jane or H.R.H. Her Royal Highness? Just some suggestions to get you started.

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  2. I'm always drawn to the vintage items that look as though they have actually been used. Wonderful find.
    Lillian

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  3. Your Featherweight looks terrific. I would hate to have one in such perfect condition that you couldn't use it without hurting its value! Have fun selecting a name for her and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas

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