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All Through the Years

Before the Singer Featherweight
Timeline & History

Specialty Machines
Chicago World's Fair (1934)
Texas Centennial (1936)
San Francisco Golden Gate (1939-1940)
Wrinkle (December 1939 & August 1940)
Blackside (July 1941 & September 1945)
Centennial, Century of Singer Sewing (1951)
Red S (1959-1961)

Free-Arm Featherweight
The 222K Model (1953-1961)

Featherweight Colors
(Besides Black)
(aka:  Pale Turquoise or Celery Green)

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    Maintenance & Tutorials

    Maintenance Tutorials
    1. How to Oil the Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine
    2. How to Clean & Lubricate Gears & Motor
    3. How to Know If You're Using the Right Motor Lubricant (*IMPORTANT!)
    4. Learning About the Motor Lube Ports & Felt Wick
    5. How to Remove & Install the Belt
    6. How to Adjust the Belt for Tension and Motor Height
    7. How to Adjust the Handwheel
    8. How to Adjust the Stitch Length Lever
    9. How to Easily Change the Light Bulb
    10. Which LED Bulb Will Fit the Featherweight (Comparison)
    11. How to Thread the Machine
    12. Troubleshooting Stitch Problems (Skipped or Looped Stitches)
    13. How Thread Affects Maintenance, Tension & Bobbin Tension
    14. How to Adjust Tension & Bobbin Case Tension
    15. How to Disassemble and Calibrate the Tension Unit
    16. How to Align the Tension Unit +/- Indicator Ring
    17. How to Replace Needle Clamp & Thread Guide
    18. How to Fix a Jammed Machine & Remove Thread from Bobbin Case Assembly
    19. How to Adjust Hook Timing and Replace Gib Hook & Bobbin Assembly
    20. How to Remove a "Stuck" Hook Assembly
    21. How to Adjust Foot Controller & Cord Wiring
    22. How to Fix Receptacle Pins for Better Electrical Connection
    23. How to Replace the Light Socket, Lamp Shade, Light Switch, Receptacle & Motor
    24. How to Fix a Loose or Bent Spool Pin
    25. How to Loosen the Spool Pin Coverplate if the Screw is Too Tight
    26. How to Clean & Polish the Machine
    27. The Giant Schmetz Needle Tutorial
    28. The Importance of the Thread Stand
    29. How to Refurbish a Featherweight Case
    30. How to Get Rid of the Moldy Mildew Smell in the Case
    31. How to Remove a Singer 222K Bed Extension
    32. How to Remove the Presser Bar Lifter


    More Maintenance Info
    Service & Repair

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    Owners Handbook & Service Manuals

    Owner's Handbook (Free Download)

    221 Black
    (221-1, 221K)

    221K7 White (blue cover)
    221K7 White (red & green cover)

    Servicing Handbooks (Free Download)
    Service Manual - 221
    Service Manual - Addendum
    (features 222K oiling & servicing)
    Adjuster's Manual - 221
    Singer Featherweight Parts