Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Vintage Love Singer 221-1 feather weight sewing machine....




What a lovely Lovely vintage find.  This is the second one that I have owned.  The first I only let go because the sale of it paid for my youngest sons band camp. I vowed if I found another and had the money I would buy it.  Not only is it the 221 but the Centennial Model. Identical to my first one.  



This is a quilters dream.  It will chew through 16 layers of jean material.  I tried on the first one I just kept folding it kept sewing.  

This is how it came out of the original carrying case.  It needs cleaning.  I only run the motor for a second. I will wait on Handy Hubby to oil it and clean it before I polish it and thread it.  All steel construction work horses even by today's standards.




She came with her original case , foot pedal , tattered yet readable instruction booklet ( missing the cover) and a box of  attachments and screwdriver.



Singer Machines are considered works of art. Form and function at its best.  It will make a nice companion to the 1952 Singer 201 heavy duty machine that I have and use. 
Hope this little post finds you Happy and Healthy.
Sheryl

Sharing with:
Knick of Time Tuesday vintage link party

http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/01/amaze-me-monday-43.html

http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2014/01/sew-darn-crafty-linky-party_26.html

http://knickoftime.net/2014/08/vintage-inspiration-party-151-antique-vintage-repurposed-upcycled-link-party.html

http://bellarosaantiques.blogspot.com/2015/01/lets-talk-vintage-13-repurpose-reuse.html


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27 comments:

  1. She's a treasure / I have one too :) I have an old Graybar as well ( though I do not sew with it...I just display it :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the comments. I love old sewing machines...they represent a time when women really made the home..one stitch at a time...Sheryl

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  2. Congratulations! I have a 1961 light mint green one that I absolutely adore. So glad you were able to replace the one you sold.

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    1. Mint green! How pretty..you do not have to put it away it is so pretty. Thank you for stopping by! I really appreciate comments. Now I am off to your blog.. Have a good one..

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  3. What a nice find. There is something about those old sewing machines. I'm not an expert on any model or brand but an old Singer takes me right back to my Grandma Hylton. Her's was a Singer pedal, non-electric. My Mama still has it. I have wanted for and have found them along the way. The time will come when money meets occasion and I'll have one of my own. So glad you shared your find on the Farm Blog Hog.

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    1. Would not miss the HOP! Thank you for sharing the memories!...and for stopping by! Looking forward to more "hopping" you take care. Sheryl

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  4. So awesome! I'm super jealous, I covet one of these!

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    1. Oh The Lord smiled on me that day. Thank you for the wonderful comment and I will say a special prayer for your 221 wish list ..Have a great day...Sheryl

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  5. I keep my first sewing machine for the same reason, it is a work horse and goes through jean fabric like butter...Great find!

    Carol

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Carol...I love to visit The Polka Dot Closet....and I was giddy to find the 221...you have a great day! Sheryl

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  6. I know you were thrilled to find this. A friend was telling me just the other day about these old Singer Featherweights. Quite a collectors item!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and I will admit when I saw it at HAbitat if took my breath away...wink...Most of the sewing projects I post are done with this machine....YOu have a great day and thank you again for stopping by. Sheryl

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  7. What a great find! And I love that it's the same as the one you previously let go. You were meant to have it!

    Visiting from Amaze Me Monday and looking forward to following.
    Have a great day.
    Pam

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    1. Thank you for popping in and the wonderful comment. You have a good one. Sheryl

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  8. What a delightful find...good for YOU! Those sewing machines are workhorses and I dearly love mine.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I am hooked as well...there is nothing like a 221, You take care and hope to run in to you again...I am off the check out Thistle Cove Farm....Sheryl

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  9. What a treasure! I have my grandmother's old sewing machine...just can't bear to part with it! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. Cindy I love AMM...What fun I have browsing...You take care and Thank you ....Sheryl

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  11. It's gorgeous! I'm so going to use that! I'd love to see you link up with us at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party at www.theinspiredwren.com.

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    1. Thank you ..I am all linked up and have added you to my blogger dashboard to make sure I do miss all the inspiration you all share...Have a great one...Sheryl

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  12. I love Featherweights! It is the only machine I will use to piece quilts. I have 5 of them and one is the Centennial...never thought to do a post about my hoard. Nice to see someone else enjoys them as much as I do!

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    1. Wow 5 featherweights.....You are lucky...I have three vintage singers. a 1937 15-91 that I used today to put together pumpkins for fall decor...a 201 that works well other than the upper tension disk are wonky...and the feather weight that I use to pc quilts and to make tatty stockings for christmas decor..most of what I make I sell at two local booths . When I am on those machines it is all play. So so glad that you stopped by to share if has been a real joy hearing from you . Sheryl

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  13. They sure don't make them like they used to. What a lucky find! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Betsy thank you for hosting..Love all the goodies people share....Sheryl

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  14. A treasure. I have a white one (bit younger) in a turquoise soft case. I use it for repairing things, it fits on the smallest tables and is so handy.

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    1. Oh wow I bet she is a beauty! And you are right they are sleek and will work almost any where. I have one more Feather Weight I would like to have...a drop arm...I may walk up on it one day...who KNOws.! You take care....

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