Top 10 Posters

singer featherweight

Page 1 of 1 (12 items) | RSS

rated by 0 users
This post has 11 Replies | 3 Followers

Top 200 Contributor
Posts 371
Points 6,725
Andrea Dee Posted: Wed, Nov 2 2011 1:38 PM

A few people have recommended the singer featherweight sewing machine for travel.  Any input?

Thanks,

Andrea

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,418
Points 415,784
gini replied on Wed, Nov 2 2011 5:49 PM

they are small, relatively lightweight, but heavy enough not to bounce around,  and simple  to figure out when they start sewing wierd.  they are very cute.   they do a great straight stitch, they last forever,

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,484
Points 43,625

several people i know swear by them and I want one.  They aren't fancy, but they are sturdy.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,459
Points 40,890
Mimi replied on Wed, Nov 2 2011 9:31 PM

I love mine.  They are dependable, easy to maintain, have a beautiful stitch and besides they're really cute.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 1,368
Points 19,465
safrmaz replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 8:16 AM

I was at a quilt shop in Las Vegas recently and there were several for sale.  They are very cute little machines!

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,484
Points 43,625
Vivian replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 12:03 PM

What are the little cuties selling for in the States?

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,418
Points 415,784
gini replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 12:12 PM

$400 to $600   i've found them for under a hundred and as high as 7.  if you know what you are looking for, you can still find them in junk stores left on the floor. i got a machine, not a featherweight, but similar age and type for $35 last summer.    i haven't paid over 150 for any of mine.   you can still find them at yard sales.  the box they come in is pretty distinctive so you can recognize it easily.   lots of times someone is cleaning our gramma's house and they think it is some dumb old machine and practically give them away

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 75 Contributor
Posts 1,368
Points 19,465
safrmaz replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 6:06 PM

Vivian :

What are the little cuties selling for in the States?

If my memory is correct, the ones I saw at the quilt shop in Las Vegas were under $300.

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,418
Points 415,784
gini replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 7:15 PM

Sheri A.:

If my memory is correct, the ones I saw at the quilt shop in Las Vegas were under $300.

  i haven't seen any in antique stores for that little in a while

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Female
Posts 28,418
Points 415,784
gini replied on Thu, Nov 3 2011 7:15 PM

if they are in great working order, it's woth it for a small machine to take to classes

gini in north idaho

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 100 Contributor
Female
Posts 936
Points 15,850
Marge P replied on Fri, Nov 4 2011 12:17 AM

Andrea Dee:

A few people have recommended the singer featherweight sewing machine for travel.  Any input?

Thanks,

As everyone has said, they are a great machine.  This was the first machine I ever sewed on back in the early 50's.  My mom ended up selling it after I was married (broke my heart :-( ) so she could get a Singer Slant-o-Matic.   I have my own now, it was "born" I think in 1946 (have the date in my sewing room) and it has the beautiful  Scroll end plate. Her name is Queenie and I really need to get her out and use her now and then. I bought her for more nostalgic reasons but she is in good working order.

If anyone has one and needs parts, please contact me.  We have 5 boxes sitting in our computer room that have FW machines in various degrees of dis-repair.  DH was going to try and fix them but here they sit.  We have talked about parting them out or at least a couple of the worst ones.  Bought them on eBay before we moved back to the valley in 2005 and here they sit.

Marge P

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Female
Posts 2,484
Points 43,625
Vivian replied on Mon, Nov 7 2011 12:32 PM

I bid on one on Ebay and lost when I didn't up my bid.  It went for 230/240 USD.  plus shipping.  It would have been a bargin, but I got busy.  maybe I'll look for another.

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (12 items) | RSS
Have a Question? | About Us | Privacy Policy | Join Today © 2014 F+W All rights reserved.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use