Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vintage Thursday - Featherweight

Today I get to share my vintage beauty.  I started out sewing on this machine at my grandmother's house, while my parents were on vacation.
The case is in good shape.
Isn't she a beauty!!
I just had her tuned up this fall and she is ready to sew!!
For so many years I didn't know what a gem I had received from my grandmother.  But now I treasure her.
I have the car loaded and I am headed to my church's quilt retreat.
Today I am linking up with the Colorado Lady.
Yours in quilting,


  1. I have that exact same carrying box and model featherweight -- and like you, it belonged to my Grandma! I was thrilled to get it back when I was a newlywed in the '80s. It has been a sturdy, dependable machine through the years as I've sewn everything from window treatments to bedspreads, quilts to my kids halloween costumes, to just general everyday mending. My question to you is, where in the world did you get yours serviced? The only place I know of is in California, and I live in the midwest. -- Min

    1. There are several places in Illinois that service the Featherweights, Jones Sewing Center-Peoria, Galesburg Sewing Center, Smitty's in Sterling. You can get parts thru Jean Lyle in the Macomb-Quincy area. Most good sewing machine store can service them because they are simple machines. Chris Moline, who is a quilt judge and appraiser, is also an expert of Featherweights from the Chicago area.

    2. Thank you so much for the information! I'm in Indy, so it's doable! I'm going to look them up and see if I can get mine tuned up! Enjoy your Featherweight -- Min

  2. You are very fortunate to have this machine. I do not sew, but my mother did.

  3. What a great vintage sewing machine! Perfect for VTT!