Featherweight Maintenance Class with Karen Byron, Sat, May 4th

Regular price $90.00 Sale

Karen has agreed to come back to Stitch once again and share her vast knowledge of Singer Featherweights! 

This class will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 10:30am-2:30pm at Stitch Morgantown, 22 Commerce Dr, Morgantown, WV 26501 (the Big Lots plaza off I-79 exit 152)

Class description:

In this hands on workshop, participants will learn how to clean, oil, lubricate and maintain their Singer Featherweight along with basic troubleshooting skills. As part of the class fee, you will receive the remaining needed materials such as oil, grease, drip pan pad, brush, bumper and other items for servicing their machine.

We will start with a brief overview of the history of the Featherweight 221 and the differences between them over the years.  We will then start the hands on part of the course.  Handouts will be provided containing helpful hints and a list of resources for supplies, parts and general information on these wonderful machines. 

Supply List: 

For this hands on workshop, you will need the following materials:

An old towel or bathmat

Apron or old shirt to protect your clothing

Singer Featherweight 221, 222 or a 301 in working order with foot pedal

Extension cord or power strip if needed

Small flashlight

Flathead screwdrivers- one with 6” or longer shaft and ¼” tip.  One with 1/8” inch tip and shorter shaft   www.singer-featherweight.com sells the perfect set.

Small flat head jewelers screwdriver such as would be used on eyeglasses

Good quality tweezers with small pointed tips or hemostats

Task lighting such as a table top Ott light (optional)-the classroom is well lit

Pen & notepad

Spool of cotton thread and scraps for test sewing

Each member will receive a carrier with other needed supplies included.  Our focus will be on basic maintenance and trouble shooting.  If your machine has a more complex issue you would like help with, we may have time available after class. 

You will be getting your hands dirty while we work.  Please avoid wearing bracelets, watches, and dangling necklaces that could chip the paint or get caught inside the machine.   

There will be regular bulbs, LED bulbs, ¼” presser feet with side bar, bed cushion and rheostat feet available for purchase. 

Instructor: Karen Byron