Our online shop has Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 sewing machines, Singer parts, and accessories. Featherweight Doctor also carries resources and quilting notions.

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Get your maintenance screwdrivers, oil, grease and other items to keep your Singer Featherweight in tip-top shape.


We buy Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 portable sewing machines in any condition and bring them back to life in our Singer Featherweight shop in Kirkland, Washington. If possible, we will restore them with new replacement parts as close to original and some we fully restore and repaint in custom colors. These machines are quality, low maintenance machines made in the 30’s-60’s and because of their size and quality are wonderful for quilters who travel with their sewing machine and take their machines to classes or retreats.


Featherweight “Spa Day” classes are where we teach and train Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 owners how to properly clean, maintain, and service their sewing machine themselves, sometimes even using replacement parts, rather than needing to pay for someone else at a repair shop. We are also creating instructional videos and written training materials to help equip Singer Featherweight sewing machine owners everywhere.


We take in your SInger Featherweight 221 or 222 machine and perform repairs and regular service tune-ups in our shop to ensure your machine is running in tip-top performance. In addition, we also offer many original and reproduction replacement parts and accessories for Singer Featherweight sewing machines as well as manuals, notions and other items for quilters and stitchers in our online shop.



Breathing new life into vintage Singer Featherweight machines.

With 20+ years experience quilting, teaching, working with and working on Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 machines, we love to see these well-built machines continue to make perfect little stitches and as a result live a new life as a great portable machine for quilters for years to come.

We love seeing new and experienced quilters share in the joy of sewing with these classic vintage machines.

Sewing machines are just not made like they were 50+ years ago. With all metal construction and simple mechanics, Singer Featherweight machines were well built with quality parts and as a result, if well restored and maintained, can operate just as they did when they were new in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Darlene has had the idea to launch this website and grow this online shop for years.  From the first Featherweight machine that Andy bought for Darlene, she and Andy certainly knew they had their hands on something special. Now they want to help give new life to these machines and share everything they know about Featherweights with others.

Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 replacement parts from featherweight doctor shop

Upcoming Shows, Classes and Workshops


Featherweight Spa Day Self -Maintenance Class Workshops


Kent, WA at Running Stitch Fabrics

Woodinville, WA at  Gathering Fabric Quilt Shop

  • Saturday March 23 : 10:30 – 4:00 pm – Call or Email to Register (Space Limited)

Tulsa OK | Vintage Sewing Adventure

  • Sunday April 6 : 10:30 – 4:00 pm – Call or Email to Register

    Quilt Shows


    April 25-27, 2019 | Everett Quilt Show
    Edward D. Hansen Conference Center
    2000 Hewitt Avenue
    Everett, WA

    June 30 – July 1 | Thumb Butte Quilt Show
    Prescott Valley, AZ


    Guest Speaking Engagements


    April 6-7 | Twins and Needles (Vintage Sewing Machine Adventure)
    Tulsa, OK

    June 3 at 7 pm | Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild
    8123 E Manley Dr
    Prescott Valley, AZ




    Darlene’s Machine Quilting Teaching Schedule


    Gathering Fabric | Woodinville, WA

    Beginning Machine Quilting 

    Part 1 – Sun, March 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Part 2 – Sun, March 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm


    Running Stitch | Kent, WA

    Beginning Machine Quilting 

    Part 1 – Sat, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm Register Here
    Part 2 – Sat, May 4, 2019 at 10:00 pm to 2:00 pm


    Modern Quilting | Phoenix, AZ

    Beginning Machine Quilting 

    Part 1 – Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Sold Out)
    Part 2 – Thur, March 7, 2019 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Intermediate Machine Quilting

    Classes Coming Soon!


    A Quilters Oasis | Mesa, AZ

    Beginning Machine Quilting

    Part 1 – Monday, March 4, 2019 10am – 2pm – Register Here
    Part 2 – Friday, March 8, 2019 10am – 2pm

    Intermediate Machine Quilting 

    Classes Coming Soon!

    Artisan_Team DARLENE | OWNER

    quilter, long-arm quilter, instructor

    Darlene has over 20+ years quilting, long-arm quilting, and working with and on Singer Featherweight machines. She is also a nationally recognized machine quilting and Featherweight maintenance instructor and therefore she loves equipping quilters with new skills for making quilts and using their sewing machines, especially Featherweight machines.

    Artisan-TasterANDY | OWNER

    restorer, servicer, teacher, technologist

    Andy is a troubleshooter by nature. He loves working in the shop, figuring out why things don’t work and repairing machines sometimes with replacement parts to achieve their top operating performance. He also is a tech geek and loves figuring out new processes to help restore, repair and maintain Singer Featherweights. Additionally, he enjoys seeing people learn to self-maintain their own machines.

    Artisan_Team COLE

    servicer, restorer, photog, videographer

    Cole helps with all areas of the restoration and service processes including cleaning and installing replacement parts, but his passion is photo and video. He took most of the photos on this site and will be shooting all of our instructional videos and videos for our newsletter. He always has great ideas and therefore we have implemented many great ideas for the online shop and website.



    design assistant, queen of fun

    Reagan is a full-time ballerina, but also has a wonderful eye for design and colors. She helps pick the beautiful colors that are used to paint machines as well as the color of the decals used. She is also our initiator of fun in the shop. If things get too serious, she is always there to help us remember if it isn’t fun it’s not worth doing. 

    Artisan_Team GREG and NANCY

    quilter, restorer, servicer, book-keeping

    Nancy has been a quilter for many years and Greg has worked in customer service and technical skills his whole life. Greg and Nancy bring a wide range of skills to help Featherweight Doctor and their experience is a valuable resource to the team.



    “My machine just wouldn’t make consistent stitches and ran really slow. The Featherweight Doctor did an annual service, tuned my “Sissy” up and now she runs like a top.”

    – Betty | Mesa, Arizona

    “I saw the yellow Featherweight on social media and just had to have it. The Featherweight Doctor answered my email quickly and I made the purchase. Shipping was super fast and I was up and sewing within a couple of days.”

    – Tammy | Chicago, Illinois

    “Lots of little things I like, but I think what’s really important is that they know, really KNOW, the Featherweight. From having a machine broken down to pieces – to customizing and to using the machine for sewing/quilting! I feel secure in knowing if I would have a question, they have an answer. Couldn’t be happier!”

    – Dianne | Gilbert, AZ

    “My new Featherweight is beautiful and Darlene and Andy are very knowledgeable. I am so happy I found The Featherweight Doctor.”

    – Shannon | Vancouver, BC




    Thanks for browsing Featherweight Doctor. If you have any questions or want to check our up-to-date Featherweight inventory, drop us a message and we will get back to you shortly.  We’d love to hear from you! You can also give us a call at(480) 400-9857. Our shop hours are 9:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F Pacific Standard Time.

    Free-Motion Quilting on a Singer Featherweight 221

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    Speaking Engagement Announcement

    ello FeatherFans (I'm trying it out, we need a fan name...)!  We are excited to announce that Featherweight Doctor will be visiting Nimble Thimbles, a quilt guild in Chandler, AZ on April, 17, 2018.  We will bring some of our personal collection of machines as well...

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