All Singer Featherweight machines originally had a little Thread Cutter
. Although, I have to admit that I never use it. It was probably more of a selling point for the Singer Sewing Centers …. I can hear it now ~ “…and it even 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.
Later, Singer engineered the white Featherweight to have a Thread Cutter cut directly into the steel presser bar as seen in the photo below.
So, if you have a white Featherweight, the built-in thread cutter is quick and smooth with no hunting around for that sweet thread-cutting spot!
The built-in thread cutter on the White Featherweight presser bar is also a nice feature for those who like to use a Walking Foot. In order to use the Walking Foot
on a black Featherweight you have to usually remove the thread cutter first…. and it can be a real pain (literally) to get off. You have to twist round and round in a downward motion while pushing very hard. However, on a White Featherweight, you just attach your Even Feed Foot and go!
UPDATE: There is now a handy, dandy sharp little Thread Cutter that works beautifully on the black Singer Featherweights. It's made by Thread Cutterz and cutting thread is like a hot knife through butter. Check it out!