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Last updated: 8 October 2017

April 15, 2017

Nova Montgomery

Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class A Spa day for Your Machine!
These fantastic little machines were so well engineered that the owner could (and should!) provide the maintenance they need. 

This is a maintenance workshop designed to teach the care that these machines require on a regular basis.    Machines that are in need of repair may not participate in this workshop until they have been repaired.   Contact Nova to schedule repair for your machine.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to correctly disassemble, clean, and reassemble their beloved Featherweights. Yes, they will sew (and sew beautifully) when you are done!!  This is MUCH more than just oiling the machine.  This is a comprehensive workshop in which all aspects of routine mechanical maintenance are addressed - including motor, and foot roller.

Nova approaches this workshop from the perspective of a Featherweight user who wants to preserve and protect their machine, but does not have an intricate knowledge of the mechanical workings of the machine. She guides her students through correct maintenance while educating them about their wonderful machines.  Nova not only teaches her students the "What" and "How", but also the "Why" of each step of maintenance on their machines.
She carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts, supplies and products for your machine that are available at the class.


This is a maintenance workshop for functioning sewing machines, not a repair workshop for machines that are not functioning well.  If your machine is not sewing well, you will need to schedule a time with me prior to the class for me to repair it.   There is a limit of one machine per student per class session.   All people present must be paid students.  No ‘auditors’ are allowed in the workshop.
Singer Featherweight 221 (or 222K) machine with foot controller.  If you own multiple machines, select a black or tan one for the class instead of a white one (white machine is fine if that is the only one you own).
Universal Needles (Size 12 or 14 Schmetz preferred – bring what you normally piece with – extra available for purchase at class)
Good quality cotton thread, two colors preferable
Empty bobbin – (extra available for purchase at class)

Screwdrivers (if any came with your machine) –  (original Singer screwdrivers [correct size] available for purchase at class)

Scraps of fabric to sew out machine
Paper for notes
An old, soft bath towel
Tabletop light (like Ott lite) and small, powerful flashlight (available for purchase at class) for locating small holes and screws  – Tabletop light is not optional – we will be using a Power Point presentation – room lights down
Apron to protect your clothing – Nova will have one with a Featherweight emblem available for purchase at class
Protective eyewear is suggested as a safety precaution.
It is also suggested that you leave rings, bracelets, etc. at home.  Your hands will get dirty in this workshop.
NOTE:  I carry several parts and accessories for Featherweights that I will have available for purchase at class.  Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card; however, cash or check will speed up the checkout process at the end of the workshop.