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Learn to Simply Love your Featherweight! Albany, OR

When: Jul 18, 2020
10:30 am
Where: The Quilt Loft
405 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321
Contact: (541) 928-7242

Basic Maintenance for your Singer 221 Featherweight!

Instructor- Caryn Lee, Simply Featherweights, Roseburg Oregon

Please call The Quilt Loft to register for this class.

Have you purchased or been gifted with a 221 Featherweight? Is it sitting on a shelf because you are afraid to use it? Or do you use it but are not familiar with how to take care of it? Then this class is for you!

Come learn how to do simple basic maintenance on your 221. This class is taught in a casual and easy way so that you can learn to “Simply Love” your Featherweight! You will become confident in your ability to maintain your machine and not be afraid to use her. The material is offered in language that the everyday quilter/sewer can understand. Tasks covered will include how to clean the gears, lubricate and oil your machine, treat the finish, and most important, learn to correct common mistakes to make your sewing experience trouble free. We will test and correct any tension issues. Some history and facts will also be covered. Once you take this class you will not put your precious machine in a closet again but will use and take care of her confidently!

This class is not an advanced repair class!

Class supply list to bring with you

221 Featherweight sewing machine in working order. You must have basic knowledge of how to set the machine up to sew.

Foot controller / electrical cord combo

Bobbin case with empty bobbin


New machine needle, thread, small piece of fabric

Screwdrivers that came with the machine or any that you use

An old soft bath towel- This is important.

Portable flashlight- Very helpful and necessary!

Tweezers or small hemostat (optional)

A portable table light, such as an Ott. This is important as most hall lights are not sufficient.

Magnetic bowl or tray (optional)

Paper and pen for notes

Apron to protect clothing

Bring a snack and something to drink, if needed, as this is a 4 hour class.

A small class kit will be included with the class as well as maintenance instructions to take home.

Larger cleaning kits and supplies will be offered for sale.