What is the difference between a singer 221 and 222?

What is the difference between a singer 221 and 222?

The width of the machine area under the presser bar lifter varies slightly on a 221 compared to a 222. The 221 measures 21/64th inch. The 222 measures 23/64th inch. Even this minute but measurable difference can affect a proper fit for some vintage mechanical attachments.

Who owns the featherweight shop?

The company quickly grew—Featherweight enthusiasts are a mighty and plentiful bunch! —and today, the Featherweight Shop is run by Carmon, April, their two children, Christian and Ruthie, and an amazing staff.

How do you tell if a singer is a featherweight?

A Singer Featherweight is limited to the Singer 221 or 222 model classification only and is made of cast aluminum, weighing just over 11 pounds. It also has a quick identifying feature with the sewing surface or bed extension that flips up on the left side (see photo below), allowing it to compactly fit into its case.

How do you tell if a Singer sewing machine is a featherweight?

You can quickly determine which plant your machine was manufactured in by looking at the serial number on the bottom of your machine. Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine.

How much do featherweights weigh?

featherweight, 126 pounds (57 kg) super featherweight, 130 pounds (59 kg) lightweight, 135 pounds (61 kg) super lightweight, 140 pounds (63.5 kg)

Where is the Singer Featherweight shop?

Kirkland, Washington
BUY | REFURBISH | SELL We buy Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 portable sewing machines in any condition and bring them back to life in our Singer Featherweight shop in Kirkland, Washington.

What is a Singer 221?

Model 221-1 The Singer Featherweight is a low shank sewing machine with a rotary hook. It uses a 15×1 needle and a Class 221/301 Bobbin (Part Number: 45785).

What are singer featherweights worth?

In contrast, the average current price for a SINGER® 221 Featherweight is $350.00. The rarer, and even more desirable, SINGER® 222K is currently selling for between $800 and $2000.