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| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - May 2024

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have procured in our personal collection.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of May 2024, here are some of our recent finds for your viewing pleasure:...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - April 2024

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have procured in our personal collection.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of April 2024, here are some of our recent finds for your viewing pleasure: The...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - March 2024

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have procured in our personal collection.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of March 2024, here are some of our recent finds for your viewing pleasure:...


| Posted by Featherweight Shop Staff

Singer Featherweight Certificate of Ownership

The Singer Featherweight sewing machine emerged October 3rd, 1933, capturing hearts with its compact design and exceptional functionality. A few Featherweights today still have their original receipts and guarantee certificates; however, most machines have lost all documentation connecting them to their original owners. We have designed this darling certificate for you to begin or maintain the ownership details of your machine! Documenting AuthenticityThe vintage replica Certificate of Ownership is more than a mere receipt; it's a record of your machine's serial number, model, and commission date. It remains a vital piece of history for collectors, validating the machine's place in the Singer Featherweight...


| Posted by Christian Henry

February 2024 - What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of February 2024, here are some of our recent finds: We are happy to have this little book in our collection....


| Posted by Christian Henry

January 2024 - What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of January 2024, here are some of our recent finds: We recently added this Featherweight to our collection. At...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - December 2023

Here at the Featherweight Shop we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we get in.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but we are sure there are others that very few have ever seen or heard of.  For the month of March 2021, here are some of our recent finds:   A sleek, medium-sized (16" x 22") original Italian sign makes...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - November 2023

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have procured in our personal collection.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of November 2023, here are some of our recent finds for your viewing pleasure:  ...


| Posted by Christian Henry

Light Flickering with Foot Controller Depression ~ Electrical Adjustment

  The light should only turn on and off with the flick of the switch, not the foot controller. So, if you press on the Featherweight foot controller and the light flickers off just as the motor runs, then there has been an inadvertent electrical reversal at some point in the machine's wiring history.  Unplug your machine and watch the video tutorial above to learn the steps for proper Featherweight electrical connections.   Just remember, if the machine is plugged in, it is considered on and ready to sew regardless of whether the light is on.  The switch is only for the light,...


| Posted by Christian Henry

Why Is My Singer Featherweight Sewing Slowly?

Vintage Singer Featherweight sewing machines are widely known for their straight stitches, speed, and reliability. But, as you sew, a sluggish or slow sewing machine is a sure sign that something is amiss. Fortunately, simple tools and a little Singer know-how can quickly remedy the most common causes of a slow motor. Today, we'll review these possible issues and how to solve them. Products Recommended:Singer Featherweight Maintenance HandbookThread Jam Removal ToolThread-O-StatSew-Retro Sewing Machine OilSuperbelt You may notice that your machine doesn't sew with as much vigor as it used to, or you may acquire a vintage Featherweight that sews with less gusto...


| Posted by Christian Henry

The Register of Original Featherweight Manuals

Finding a matching, original manual to each machine is important to Featherweight collectors, and this register lists all 221 Featherweight manuals that we have recorded and the variations that we have observed between each of them.   Determining the date of a Featherweight manual is rather easy! In the top left corner of most 221 manuals is the form # and below that is the revision date. Some years like 1949 had no revisions and some like 1948 had three. Continue reading for additional insight into this aspect of Featherweight history. We can't guarantee that we have all Featherweight manuals recorded here, so...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - September 2023

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of September 2023, here are some of our recent finds: This 1957 Teacher's Textbook features a wealth of instruction on...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - July 2023

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of July 2023, here are some of our recent finds: This darling, bright puzzle reminds us that Singer's sewing machines...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - December 2022

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of December 2022, here are some of our recent finds: This original 1929 singer advertisement calendar is in stunning condition...


| Posted by Christian Henry

Singer Featherweight Foot Controller Rewiring

Many Featherweight owners send us their original Foot Controllers for rewiring. We offer this service for those who want to keep their Original Foot Controller and Bakelite plug but want it to be electrically safe. The video above demonstrates the process of rewiring an original Singer foot controller, plus, we now carry a kit including all the rewiring parts so that you can perform this DIY "do-it-yourself" repair at home.   SUPPLIES AND TOOLS: The Featherweight Foot Controller Rewiring Kit  Wera Screwdrivers: Mid-Length & Long Foot Controller Cushions Needle nose pliers Wire strippers Wire cutters Below are a few pictures and instructions from the...


| Posted by The Featherweight Shop

What Is The Correct Way Of Identifying A Singer Walking Presser Foot AKA?

The Singer Walking Presser Foot, also known as "The Penguin" due to its adorable waddle while sewing, is one of the most sought-after Singer accessories. 'Penguin' is not an official Singer name, rather it was a cute descriptor applied by a Featherweight collector in the early 2000s. The all-metal Penguin walking foot was specially designed for fabric layers or hard-to-work-with sheen or textured fabrics like tweed, napped, and pile fabrics - any material where an extra steadying grip would make the job easier!  Learn more about the unique features and charm of the Singer Walking Presser Foot "Penguin" here. Don't overlook...


| Posted by Featherweight Shop Staff

How To Use Sew-Retro Oil Tutorial

Welcome to The Featherweight Shop's Sew-Retro Sewing Machine Oil maintenance tutorial! Today, we will review the proper amount of oil needed to maintain the Singer Featherweight sewing machine. Plus, learn how to properly store Sew-Retro Sewing Machine Oil for short-term or long-term storage.  Suggested Products: Sew-Retro Sewing Machine Oil Singer Featherweight Maintenance Handbook Singer Featherweight Maintenance Log Book Pliers   Oiling a Singer Featherweight     Properly maintaining the Singer Featherweight sewing machine is critical to a smoothly running machine that sews beautiful stitches! Knowing where and how much to oil the Featherweight may seem daunting to any Featherweight owner who is...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - February 2022

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of February 2022, here are some of our recent finds: An adorable little Singer oil can! This is a rare, original...


| Posted by Christian Henry

What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - January 2022

Here at the Featherweight Shop, we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we receive.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but there may be other items that very few individuals have ever seen or heard of before.  For the month of January 2022, here are some of our recent finds: We were surprised to find this very unique buttonholer...


| Posted by Carmon Henry

How to Clean & Polish Your Singer Featherweight

Easy to clean and easy to polish!  Have you ever wondered how some Featherweight machines look polished and beautiful while others look dull or oily?  Watch the video tutorial below all the way through and learn how to take your average looking Featherweight and turn it into something beautifully reflective.  Cleaning attachments and the shiny parts of the machine are addressed as well.


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