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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

October 3, 1933 - Happy Birthday, Singer Featherweight... PRIZES!

On October 3, 1933, the Singer Featherweight sewing machine model was officially commissioned or "born".  Therefore, in honor of it's 85th birthday, we are giving away 1 of 33 Featherweight accessories! The approximate retail value of each of the prizes randomly selected range from $6.00 to $270. Congratulations winners!!!  Your names were randomly drawn as follows for one the prizes listed below... Be watching your email for your congratulatory announcement!   Singer Featherweight Accurate Seam Guide Linda Solberg, BJ Mills, Kay Guillot, & Vicky Browne 1933 Singer Featherweight T-Shirt Patricia Goss Featherweight Magnetic Pin & Maintenance Dish Penny Ford, Fran...


| Posted by April Henry

Day in Seattle

After our workshops in Olympia, Washington we took a day with the kids and visited the iconic Pike's Place Market!  A few donuts, some fresh flowers and the infamous gum wall were the highlights of our day. An entire wall... and surrounding walls, actually, of A.B.C. gum.  That's "Already Been Chewed" gum.  Nasty, of course, but definitely something to see. Better than Krispie Kreme, I promise; they have a "homemade" doughnut flavor that is so yummy! Carmon surprised Ruthie with a fresh bouquet of Sweet Peas... as you know she has always been our little Sweet Pea.  It was a...


| Posted by April Henry

2017 Christmas Recap

Every year we gear up for our 12 Days of Christmas Sales from December 1st - December 12th, and this year we thought we would post a few behind-the-scenes photos to show you some of your packages as they were being prepared!  We were in our new building this year - literally, the first day of our big sale kick-off, so it was a bit of challenge moving in, getting situated, and then set up for shipping all in one day, but we made it!  (Now we just need to decorate!) We had so much fun tying red and green...


| Posted by April Henry

WINNER of the Singer Featherweight 222K "Red S" Free-Arm Sewing Machine!

From November 24th through December 12thwe held a drawing.   CONGRATULATIONS, Marjorie LaTour, you are the winner!  Your Featherweight is already in today's mail... Merry Christmas from the Featherweight Shop!   *No purchase was required; all participants completed the form below and were entered into the drawing.The giveaway was open to the legal residents of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the United Kingdom and was void where prohibited by law. "Red S" Singer Featherweight 222KFree-Arm Sewing Machine Includes:  Original Case, Original Red Vinyl Attachments Case (scarce to find!); Original Attachments:  Ruffler, Adjustable Hemmer, Binder, Edge Stitcher, Narrow Hemmer,...


| Posted by April Henry

After Thanksgiving Day Sale - Coming Soon!

The After Thanksgiving Sale is coming soon at the Featherweight Shop! Here's where you will find it on November 24th... Desktop Version: If you are on an iPad or Mobile Phone, then this is where you will find the sale... First, click Menu... ... then click "Sale Items" and you'll be able to see all that we have on sale! We'll see you back here next Friday! Oh!  And, don't forget to check out the special drawing we will be having, too!  


| Posted by April Henry

Featherweight Schoolhouse - New Update!

If you haven't noticed yet, we recently updated the website to feature an easy-to-navigate Featherweight Schoolhouse.  This will help you find information more easily as you learn all you can about our beloved little machines.  Here are a few screen captures to show you some of the recent changes...  But, click the tabs and have a peek around -- you may find a page you haven't seen before!


| Posted by April Henry

Family Time in Georgia, 2016

After our stop in Woodstock (when we took our Featherweight Maintenance Workshop Tour in 2016) we spent several days with Uncle Charley and Aunt Sandy in Georgia.  We love them dearly and all of us enjoy just listening to their darling southern accents -- with "darlin'" and "sho'nough" being the special words we will forever remember as their terms of endearment.  All of us enjoy antique shopping and collecting together and so sharing several days in Dawsonville was a time we will always cherish. Our time with them just happened to fall during the time of Carmon's birthday, so Aunt...


| Posted by April Henry

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

From all of us here at the Featherweight Shop, we wish you a very, very Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.  It is a grace and blessing to consider you one of our Featherweight Stitchery Friends and one we are truly grateful for. We will be sharing the traditional turkey feast with Carmon's family tomorrow (we are bringing our homemade ice cream to go with the pumpkin pie!) but will be back on Friday for when our After Thanksgiving Sale begins...... We are getting very excited for this year!  Get ready.... get set...... (12:01am on 11/25/2016 we GO!!!!) We will...


| Posted by April Henry

Washington, D.C.

When we started planning for our Featherweight Maintenance Workshop Tour 2016 we knew that we would somehow want to incorporate a visit to Washington, D.C.  Carmon had visited the city in the fall of 2009 and had wanted to bring the rest of us to see US history first hand ever since.  It was certainly a lot to take in and we had high hopes that we would get to see many sites in an 8-day time period.  While we would probably have to spend several months to see each minute historical detail, we do feel like we received at...


| Posted by April Henry

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

After New York City our family took an 8-day break from the Featherweight Workshops to tour our Nation's capitol and historical sights.  The first place we visited was Philadelphia.  It just so happened to be around the July 4th weekend, so there were several things we would not have ordinarily had the opportunity to see any other time of year.  This also meant that there were considerable more crowds, so some of the most-desired historical sights were not available for us to see during our one-day visit in Philadelphia. Independence HallHome of the Constitutional Convention We took a horse-drawn carriage...


| Posted by April Henry

New York City

We had one day in New York City, so we had to maximize what we could see and do... and it all had to be done on foot.  We road the train, the subway and walked and walked and walked.... and walked... but, we were able to see the Statue of Liberty, Time Square, Museum of Natural History, the 9/11 Memorial and all the sights in between.  We were worn out by the end of the day, but it was a fun to experience and see it all for the first time. Our first view of the New York skyline...


| Posted by April Henry

Amish Country

Did you see that?  We were welcomed to Pennsylvania.  Carmon said, "take a picture!  We're entering Pennsylvania!"  Well... by the time I grabbed the camera and it zoomed in, that's about all I caught. Driving on the country roads in Amish country of Pennsylvania had some unexpected surprises.  First, we didn't really expect them to be driving motorized vehicles.  Second, we did not realize that the area was a mixture of both Amish and Quaker descent with lifestyles that, by our first glance, appeared similar.  Our hotel clerk directed us to Kitchen Kettle Village, which is a very busy touristy...


| Posted by April Henry

Fabric and Racecars

After the Featherweight Maintenance Retreat at the Missouri Star Quilt Company Ruthie and I were able to do a little bit of fabric shopping.  Although I did make one note for next time -- plan ahead to do fabric shopping the day before the retreat... I know I would come home with more fabric for sure!  Carmon and Christian went to the man-cave at Missouri Star and enjoyed a round or two of pool while we shopped.  Christian liked the game so much he decided he wants to get a pool table for his house someday.... (Rack 'em up, Son!)...


| Posted by April Henry

Missouri Star Featherweight Maintenance Retreat Recap

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop Retreatat the Missouri Star Quilt CompanyJune 20 - 22, 2016 We arrived in St. Joseph, Missouri on Sunday night and spent the evening with Dave and Sharon McCallum.  (Dave is the producer and author of the Featherweight Maintenance DVD and Book.)  We put retreat food preparations in the refrigerators at the hotel (Candlewood Suites was awesome for this!), ate pizza and discussed the schedule for the next couple of days.  It was fun to catch up, too! Hamilton, MissouriMissouri Star Quilt Company Monday morning we drove in to Hamilton and began setup for our first Featherweight...


| Posted by April Henry

Grizzly Bears Up Close

On our way out of Montana and after only about 15-20 minutes on the freeway we saw a billboard advertisement for the Montana Grizzly Encounter.  It was a rescue facility for domesticated grizzly bears.  (There is no such thing as a "domesticated bear", of course... but these are bears that would no longer survive in the wild because of their upbringing - hence, "rescue").  It was a fascinating experience and great learning/schooling opportunity as well for Christian and Ruth - a family field trip of sorts. This 850 pound bear was named "Jake" and he was accompanied by "Maggie".  Maggie...


| Posted by April Henry

X-Ray of a Singer Featherweight 221

Isn't this fascinating?  A customer sent this image to us after her machine was x-rayed recently.  I have had my Featherweight go through several scanners at the airport in the past, but didn't think to ask about getting a photograph.  The owner of this Singer 221 was fortunate enough to get a photo of the X-Ray and share it so we could all see "right through" the machine.  Interesting how the aluminum becomes transparent compared to the steel handwheel, gears etc.    You can see the inner workings of the foot controller, too, with the ceramic block and the electrical wires....


| Posted by April Henry

Ruthie's "Pink" Singer Featherweight

Since before Ruthie was born, there has been this certain shade of pink that has followed her.  It all started with the antique shade of pink paint that softly adorned the walls of her nursery.  From there she had her patchwork quilt that I made her, a few special outfits, and as time went on, diminutives that she would find to adorn her room.  That certain color pink even earned the label by a friend as "Ruthie Pink".  So, now we spot Ruthie Pink everywhere and in the oddest of places sometimes.  This past weekend at a neighborhood Fred Meyer...


| Posted by April Henry

FREE SINGER HAND CRANK PINKER!

UPDATE 06/01/2016:  And, we have a winner!  Gail Frohnert, you are the winner of this Singer Hand Crank Pinker.  Thank you so much for being a part of our wonderful Featherweight community and CONGRATULATIONS!  We will be getting your Pinker ready for shipment this week! Thank you so much for visiting our new website and for being our very special, loyal Featherweight Stitchery Friends all these many years!  So, in celebration of the official launch of The Singer Featherweight Shop's new website, any order, no matter the purchase dollar amount, now through the end of May, will get a chance...


| Posted by April Henry

Let's Take a Tour of the New Website

As of last week, some of you have already discovered our newly remodeled website, but for those of you who are new, let me give you a little tour! So much to glean from, even from the Home Page! First stop -- the Schoolhouse!  This is probably the best feature of our new site.  It has the most comprehensive Featherweight data all in one place.  Dating, History, but most importantly the Tutorials and Maintenance that will be continually forthcoming as Carmon produces more videos with information. You can see in the image above all the arrows indicating the different areas...