Singer Featherweight 222

5. October 2023

A piece of sewing machine history moves in with me.

Buying my Singer Featherweight 222 was a conscious decision based on several reasons. Their historical value, handiness and portability make them perfect for on the go, which was critical for my needs.

1. Historical Value: The Singer Featherweight 222 is not just a sewing machine; it is a piece of history. The idea of sewing on a machine that was made in the 1930s and has stood the test of time intrigued me. It’s like a connection to the past.

2. Handiness: As someone who often sews in different places, I appreciated the handiness of the Featherweight 222. It is lightweight and compact, which makes it ideal for transport and sewing on the go.

3. Reliability: Singer stands for quality, and the Featherweight 222 is no exception. It is considered to be extremely reliable and durable.

4. Collectors’ Value: Apart from its functionality, the Featherweight 222 also has a collectors’ value. There is a passionate community of sewing machine collectors, and buying this machine was also a way for me to become part of that community.

5. Aesthetics: Last but not least, I was impressed by the aesthetic beauty of the Featherweight 222. Its timeless design and attention to detail make it a true gem.

The purchase of my Singer Featherweight 222 at Quiltpalace & De Wolmand | handwerken en creativiteit and the direct, knowledgeable contact with Rob Stegeman (Dank je wel, Rob!) were a decision for me based on my love of the history, portability, reliability, versatility and beauty of this sewing machine. It is not only a tool for me, but also a piece of heritage and an expression of my passion for sewing.