isn’t she pretty? meet my new featherweight, dated from december of 1939. i picked her up recently from the fabulous kenneth king, who sold her to me in favor of a new vintage watch. i’m completely new to this world of vintage machines, and am always trying to compile resources for information. here’s what i have so far:
- PatternReview. i’ve had hit-or-miss experiences on PatternReview but my simple FW post in the sewing machines forum got so many helpful, excited responses in such a short period of time that i was completely overwhelmed! in fact, most of these suggestions are straight from the PR sewing machines forum.
- Featherweight RX. Dave McCallum has a book and a DVD on using and servicing a FW. i haven’t committed yet, but i’m leaning seriously toward buying this series.
- The Featherweight Factory. i’ve been particularly encouraged to check out the “question of the week” section.
- A Spa Date for Your Featherweight. PR user JillyBe has a lovely, thorough and humorous post on her blog about cleaning and servicing her FW.
- Graham Forsdyke’s Singer Featherweights site. slightly overwhelming, full of history and information. he seems to sell them, as well!
- April 1930s Sewing Shoppe. more about parts and machines for sale than actual information, but well-designed with loads of things to look at.
- MPB’s Featherweight posts. Peter at MPB seems to prefer other machines over his FW, but his love for vintage machines is unmistakable.
- Spare Time (For Sewing) also has a lovely collection of posts about her vintage sewing machines, including her FW.
cross-posted, more pix available at puu’s door of time