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| Posted by Carmon Henry

A Thread Cutter That's Actually Sharp

Upon arrival of our new Featherweight Shop edition Thread Cutterz, we wanted to make this quick and easy video tutorial for you!  This tutorial will walk you through setup as well as show you how easy it is to now cut thread when piecing or sewing on your Singer Featherweight 221 or 221. We all know the vintage original Singer thread cutter and even the new replica thread cutter (both designed to wrap around the presser bar) are more for nostalgic purposes than they are for actually cutting...(we have often referred to the old ones as "thread-frayers"!)  This new Featherweight...


| Posted by April Henry

New Categories

We have added an entire new category on this blog called “Attachments & Accessories”. You will now be able to find out how to identify and use your vintage Singer Attachments - all in one convenient place!     Good morning! As of this morning we have a new page added to our Featherweight Schoolhouse. You will now find a link to Attachments and Accessories page where we will have identification charts, attachment tutorials and photo demonstrations for how a few of the old Singer Attachments work. One of our most popular (and most useful) is the Singer Buttonholer Attachment...


| Posted by April Henry

Piping

Today I had a bit of fun embellishing my daughter's latest uniform jumper. As you know, SweetPea and Cowboy are required to wear uniforms at the school they attend. So, to make the sewing and wearing a bit more fun, using the Oliver + S Tea Party Dress (jumper) pattern, I added some embellishments and a "secret" lining. (SweetPea picked out "Sleeping Beauty" as the fabric for the lining - let's just hope she doesn't decide to use it as the subject for her next show-n-tell.)       I used a designer cotton sueded twill fabric throughout. The size...