I am working on a blog post about my grandma and the sweet memories of her I had as a child. It's taking me a little while to get all my thoughts together. My grandmother passed away a week ago.
As we were going through my grandmother's belongings we came across this little machine that was my great grandmother's. My mom said she used to sew on this little Singer Featherweight. It's in great condition and needs a little cleaning and oiling. It'll be interesting trying to sew on it.
After doing some research on my newly acquired 221K, the K meant it was made in Great Britain and by the model number it was made in 1964...my birth year which makes it even more special to me. Even those these machines have been out of production since the 1960s, today's quilters still look for them. They are a favorite among quilters. I remember seeing these at a quilt show. Read more on some history of this sought after machine.
So now I just need to get a new belt, and clean this little baby up!
Singer Sewing info site in UK.