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Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing machine, 1935 AD880***

Regular price
$ 1,195.00


We are very excited to add this lovely 1935 Featherweight 221 to the site; AD880*** indicates a commission date of March 18th, 1935.  Completely serviced, cleaned, polished, electrically inspected, timed, tuned and sampled - rest assured, this Featherweight 221 will be ready to sew right out of the case.  This machine is fitted with an original 110 volt motor that has been rewound to work at optimum speed and torque, so you can plug it in and begin sewing with effortless power.  This 221's decals are in very good condition, and the machine has been given a grade 7+.  You will notice that there is a slight amount of wear near the front edge and some faint pin scratches. 

Some of the distinctions of the early Featherweights compared to the later models are: the non-numbered tension unit, the front mount bobbin winder, and the split base at the right side of the machine under the receptacle. These features evolved over the next couple of years until the more common characteristics were developed.


Included with Machine:

  1. Original Type II Featherweight Case
  2. Basic Attachments:
    (Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder, and Edge Stitcher)
  3. Original 1935 Manual 
  4. Oil Bottle

  5. Motor Lubricant

  6. Spool Pin Spring & Red Felt

  7. Five (5) Extra Bobbins

  8. Presencia Thread

  9. Schmetz Microtex Needles

  10. Large & Small Screwdrivers

  11. Original Metal Foot Controller
  12. Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of a quality stitch


Are you a Quilter?  Additional Quilting Attachments can be purchased, and if you need any Fashion Aids for apparel or ornamental sewing (i.e. Buttonholer, Blind Stitcher, etc...), we will prepare samples for those as well should you decide to purchase them separately.

You can also rest knowing that the Original Bobbin Case is most definitely included, assuring you of an original quality stitch all these years later.  It is a delightful thought to think about some of the possible things that were lovingly sewn on this machine in its lifetime.  What will you add to its sewing repertoire - quilts? Apparel?  Whatever you sew, I’m sure your new Featherweight machine will be well loved for many, many more years of sewing life.

This machine has been serviced and calibrated for quilter’s cottons, so you won’t have to worry about tension when you receive it. 

This would be an excellent machine to add to your Featherweight collection.

Free Shipping in the USA through UPS Ground.  Your machine will be thoroughly and carefully packed ~ guaranteed to arrive to you safe and sound.