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Shop Talk: Lori's Blueberry Scones

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Lori made the most delicious blueberry scones for one of The Featherweight Shop birthday celebrations! We were all so delighted with how these scrumptious treats turned out, we all wanted the recipe! Lori...


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Penny Postcard: Lovely Lavender Satchet

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


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Featherweight Shop Monthly Giveaway

*June Giveaway is now CLOSED*Congratulations to our winner: Gail Sowin from Sheboygan Falls, WI Starting at 12:00 am Pacific Daylight Time on the last Friday of every month, The Featherweight Shop will be giving away one of our Featherweight Favorites! For the month of June, one lucky winner will be winning the Featherweight Cookie Cutter! Giveaway opens Friday, June 26th at 12:00 am Pacific Daylight Time and ends Sunday, June 28th at 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time! Best of luck!   Featherweight Cookie Cutter  


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Stitch Along: Featherweight in Cross Stitch - Stitching Away

It's Kristen from Verity Vintage Studio, checking in again to show you what progress another two weeks' time has brought to my cross stitch project! Review last month's Stitch Along here! Supplies Featherweight Cross-Stitch Kit (with 14 count Aida Cloth) - If it is sold out, you can sign up for the in stock notification at product link, and you will be notified as soon as we have more kits available.  4-inch or 6-incch Embroidery Hoop Embroidery Scissors Hand-sewing needles in various sizes Already have the supplies on hand? Printed Pattern only is available here.  Advanced in Cross-Stitch Skill? The 28-count Cashel Kit is available here or the Belfast...


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Shop Talk: Romantic Versatile Clutch

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****  Supplies: 1. Kit, Romantic Versatile Clutch 2. Quilt Basting Spray from June Tailor 3. Seam Ripper 4. Washi Tape 5. Needle 6. Glass Head Pins 7. Iron Welcome back to Shop Talk! This week,...


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Penny Postcard: Summer Flowers

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


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Sew-In at Home: Finishing the Flouncy Skirt with Sayley

Welcome back to Sew-In at Home with Nathan and Sayley! Today, we are finishing up Sayley's flouncy circle skirt, and she is ecstatic! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on the previous installments here: Sew-In at Home. Today, Sayley went into her last day of this project happy to be nearing the end. As she started pinning away, theorizing the best way to attach the waist to the seam, Sayley innocently realized just how much work goes into making a garment. It was such an endearing realization!   Wanting a little bit of extra "flounce," Sayley...


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Penny Postcard: Father's Day Bow Tie

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


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SHOP TALK: Best Meatballs Ever

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** These meatballs are always a cause for excitement in Ashley's house. Usually, she will go to the store with her son, Nathan (who goes a bit nutty over these savory treats) and...


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Penny Postcard: Quilted Hot Pads

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


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SHOP TALK: April's Closet Organization Tips

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Welcome back to the organization of April's fabric nook! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on our last installment here: Tips to Keep Our Fabric Nook Organized. ...


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Featherweight Fireside Chat 4 - May 14th, 2020

  Welcome to the Featherweight Fireside Chat #6 hosted on May 14th, 2020 on our Featherweight Shop Facebook page.  We love to gather around the "fireside" and talk about all things Featherweight. Thank you to our Featherweight Friends who were able to join in on the fun, ask questions, and visit around our modern-era way of communicating. How to Refurbish a Singer Featherweight Case Featherweight Case Restoration Ideas Featherweight Faire Motor Lubricant and the Proper Melting Point for Sewing Machine Motors How to Clean & Lubricate Your Gears and Motor How to Replace the Electrical Components Birthdate Featherweights Original Featherweight Tables &...


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PENNY POSTCARD FRIDAY: Skirts on the Hillside

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


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Featherweight in Cross Stitch - Progress & a Touch of Color

  Singer Featherweight in Cross Stitch – Progress and a Touch of Color by Kristen Clay from Verity Vintage Studio Time for a progress update on the lovely Singer Featherweight cross stitch kit! As you can see, it has started to definitely look like a sewing machine... REVIEW:  Part 2 Supplies Featherweight Cross-Stitch Kit (with 14 count Aida Cloth) -  If it is sold out, you can sign up for the in stock notification at product link, and you will be notified as soon as we have more kits available.  4-inch or 6-incch Embroidery Hoop Embroidery Scissors Hand-sewing needles in various sizes Already have the supplies...


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SHOP TALK: Organizing the Home

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** We are cleaning out more areas of the home, bringing order to the disorderly. A few items came to our attention for their ingenuity! Extra cords and papers are two items that...


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SHOP TALK: Tasty Grain & Dairy Free Tacos

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today's delicious chicken taco recipe comes from Reannon Rose here at The Featherweight Shop! These tacos are the best of both worlds - dairy/grain free and great taste. Reannon is an...


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SHOP TALK: Featherweight Faceplate Cover

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today, we are looking at a pretty little Featherweight Faceplate Cover that attaches to the front of the machine. This darling project is incredibly easy to make and helps to protect your...


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Penny Postcard Friday: Penny's Journal

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington.  An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama.  Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home.  She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred miles away.  Sometimes...


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Sew-In Part Three: Maintenance & Flouncy Skirts

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan & Sayley! These two kiddos are continuing  their adventures in sewing and creating their very first Featherweight projects! You can catch up on the previous installments here: Sew-In at Home This month, Nathan is learning about proper Featherweight maintenance and where to oil a Featherweight. Today, he was in more of a "technical" mood as compared to a "creative" mood. That is what I love so much about Featherweights. You sure can get technical with them! So Nathan and I looked up the Color Coded Oiling and Lubrication Points Chart here on The...


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SHOP TALK: May Gardening To-Do List by Region

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** May is on the edge of summer! Depending on your region, it is essential to check off the "to-do" list for the garden! Some areas are already reaching scorching temperatures, while other...