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How to Apply Decals to the Singer Featherweight

Are you restoring a Singer Featherweight?  This video tutorial will show you how to easily apply the Singer Featherweight waterslide decals to the painted surface of the machine.  Decals are available in a gold "Celtic Knot" for Featherweights made from 1933 - 1937, 1937 - 1953, and the paperclip style from 1953 - 1961.   We have received many requests over the years to offer special decals for those venturing into the process of repainting their Singer Featherweight, and we are very pleased to now make them available!  Please note, however, that at this time we cannot offer any advice...


Graham Forsdyke's Featherweight Chamber of Horrors

It's nightmare time folks -- check out these terror tales from Graham. Be very glad your fine machine is safe in the sewing room.  Worst Featherweight Ever Electrical Disasters Motor Mayhem Featherweight Graveyard ******************************************  Worst Featherweight in the World  This sad machine was discovered in the basement of an English coastal dealer. Aluminum will certainly oxidize, especially in a salty atmosphere, but this is the first machine I've seen where the base is, in places, totally eaten through.     ******************************************      Electrical Disasters Two different machines but a joint, and not unusual, problem. Poor connections have led to...


Facts & Myths

Singer Featherweight Factsand Some Myths Exposed by Graham Forsdyke Singer Featherweight machines were produced in black, beige/tan and white/green (what the company officially called Pale Turquoise). There were no red, blue or any other colour machines although many have been repainted in later life and new decals added. Black 221 machines were produced at Elizabethport, New Jersey, and at Clydebank, Scotland. Beige/tan machines were produced at Clydebank and at St John's, Canada. White/Green machines were produced only at Clydebank. 222 Freearm Featherweights were produced only at Clydebank. Many UK-built machines were sent across the Atlantic to have motors fitted in...


Our Friends of the Featherweight Needle

Below are some different websites and resources we have referred to over the years. Whether it be a group forum for fellow Featherweight enthusiasts, another Singer Sewing Machine collector with their own supply of goods for sale, or some of April's favorite fabric and pattern websites, it has been a pleasure to work with all that we list here.


Thread Cutter Fun Fact

All Singer Featherweight Machines originally had a little Thread Cutter.  Although, I have to admit that I never use it.  I think it was more of a selling point for the Singer Sewing Centers …. I can hear it now ~ “… and it includes a handy little thread cutter!”  Honestly, it seems more like a thread frayer than a thread cutter because the cutting edges are not that sharp.  However, the good news is that I have heard of others taking the time to file the cutting edge down to make it sharp enough to cut smoothly.  Try filing...