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Bona Fide Hand Crank for the Singer Featherweight

We are so excited to announce the newest addition to the Singer Featherweight parts lineup - the custom made Hand Crank! Below you will find background information, parts description and a step-by-step tutorial for everything you need to know about the new and bona fide Featherweight Hand Crank. Click here to order the bona fide and new Featherweight Hand Crank A Little Bit of History on the Featherweight Hand Crank While a sewing machine hand crank was never an original accessory for the Singer Featherweight, these newly crafted hand cranks are meticulously patterned for function and design after those that...


Using the 1/4" Narrow Hemmer for a Vintage Styled Apron

    Amazing. Simple. And, amazing - or did I already say that? Let me say it again - A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Constructing a little apron for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher I decided to see if I could try out the 6mm or 1/4" Narrow Hemmer foot to quickly hem the ruffle pieces prior to gathering the opposite edge.     I did a quick finger press twice over for the first inch or sew at the beginning of the seam - stitched normally for about 4 or 5 stitches then I lifted the presser foot, backed up the fabric and inserted...