We all know that there are treasures on Craigslist, and I reckon I’ve found another score. I’ve been stalking Craigslist for a Singer Featherweight. Of course, I just recently realized I only had San Antonio set on my Craigslist alert application, so I expanded the territory and boom, I found a machine at a price I couldn’t refuse.
If you share DNA or live with me, you might be thinking that the last thing I need is another machine. Wrong, I say! Remember I’m an only child. And because of that, I do not share well. When I go to quilt retreats with my mom in Pioneer Woman country, I want to sew on my machine, not on one of her, albeit lovely, machines. This summer, you know how I’m spending a week at Orange Beach? Oh, I didn’t mention it? Well, I am, and we are staying in a condo on the beach, and I will be bringing a machine (especially since I now sew outside). My husband doesn’t realize this, and I don’t plan to mention it, but since it comes in a cute, little black box-carrying-case-thingy, he’ll never notice until we’re there. So there you have it, that’s why I need the machine– for travelling!
Unfortunately, it did not come with a manual, or oil, or feet, but the gold is pristine. This little beauty has been sitting in (someone else’s) Grandma’s closet for a long, long time, and her daughter sold it to me.
Do you have a featherweight? If you have some advice for me, let me hear it. I don’t really know where to start. I’m not sure if I just just try to clean it up myself or pay to have it serviced? Can anyone (trained professional) work on these, or do I need to find someone who specialized in Featherweights? Is there a particular message board I need to know about? Does this machine like a particular kind of thread? Is it true that I have to use the singer oil and can’t use my regular oil that I put in my other machines? Discussion shall commence.