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Tootie the Featherweight 222K
by April Henry

A little about Tootie . . .

What is this machine that has all the appearances of a vintage Singer in shape and style, but . . . what? It comes apart? YES! It does – and it is supposed to do that. It is what is called the Featherweight Freearm - quite rare in make and highly collectible.

For me, however, I had to have one not only because I am a vintage enthusiast, but because of what this machine will allow me to do! By removing the convertible flat bed to become the “tubular” bed – I am able to sew in some very tight places, i.e. dress sleeves, pant hems, waistbands, etc… I am so bonded to my little Tootie – I just love her!

Produced in the United Kingdom in the mid-1950s and early 60s, the motors were only compatible with 220 voltage. In order to allow for North American electrical compatibility, I had to take a motor from the well-known Featherweight 221 model.

Anyway, if you have any questions about the Featherweight Freearm 222K or Featherweights, in general – feel free to e-mail us here at the Featherweight Shop and ask!