How do you remove the throat plate from a Singer sewing machine?
Insert the tip of the index finger of your left hand into the notch at the back of the needle plate cover. Place the thumb of your left hand at the front of the needle plate cover. Slide the needle plate cover toward you to remove it.
How do you tell if a Singer sewing machine is a featherweight?
You can quickly determine which plant your machine was manufactured in by looking at the serial number on the bottom of your machine. Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine.
Where is the featherweight shop located?
Company Description: The Featherweight Shop LLC is located in Kooskia, ID, United States and is part of the General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters Industry.
What needle does a Singer Featherweight use?
Schmetz Universal Needles ~ Size 80/12. Standard size for most all sewing and quilt piecing. Fits the Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 perfectly! The slightly rounded point allows for trouble free sewing on numerous types of materials including both knits and woven fabrics.
How do you remove a needle plate from a sewing machine?
What does the throat plate do on a sewing machine?
A small opening in the plate allows the bobbin thread to come out and the needle to pass through to make stitches. Most throat plates have small lines notched to the right of the presser foot; these serve as guides for seam allowances and for sewing straight lines.
What is the difference between Singer 221 and 222?
The width of the machine area under the presser bar lifter varies slightly on a 221 compared to a 222. The 221 measures 21/64th inch. The 222 measures 23/64th inch. Even this minute but measurable difference can affect a proper fit for some vintage mechanical attachments.
What are 90 14 needles used for?
90/14 – suitable for medium weight fabrics, e.g. slightly heavier weight cotton, polyester, linen, lightweight upholstery fabric. Lighter weight fabrics such as silk (chiffon, organza, crepe-de-chine) will require a smaller sized needle. The lighter the fabric the smaller the needle required.
What is a 100 16 needle used for?
Size 16 (European 100) – Sew with a size 16 needle when using medium to heavy-weight fabrics such as: wool or wool blends, canvas, cotton duck, sailcloth, or upholstery fabric, and on thicker projects such as purses.
Will this throat plate screw work on a Singer Featherweight 222K?
* This throat plate screw will not work on a Singer Featherweight 222K, nor will it work with a vintage Singer Hemstitcher Attachment throat plate. A Singer Hemstitcher throat plate requires an original throat plate screw (contact us directly to order a bona fide original if you need it for the Hemstitcher Attachment).
What are the replacement bobbins for the singer 221?
(Part No. 194144). Set of 4 replacement bobbins (NEW) for Singer Featherweight models 221, 221K, 222K and 301. NOTE – They will not fit other models. These premium quality bobbins match the original Singer Part No. 45785 design, with 8 holes in each flange.
What kind of presser foot does a singer 221k have?
Original Simanco part 45321 presser foot for 221K machines. In excellent condition. NOTE – this foot has different dimensions to the similar looking hinged presser feet supplied with other Singer models. Baseplate / oil drip dray in excellent condition. Pivot screw and friction washer for 221K extension table.
Can I get spare parts for my Singer Featherweight sewing machine?
We can offer the following spare parts for Singer Featherweight sewing machines models 221, 221K & 222K. Unless otherwise specified all items are in good used condition. We do not accept returns for used spare parts, so please be careful to check that items are correct for your machine.