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How to Thread a Singer
Featherweight 221 and 222
 
Step-by-Step Photographic Instructions for
How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222
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Singer Featherweight 221 Manual ~ How to Thread the Bobbin Case

Singer Featherweight 221 Manual ~ How to Thread the Machine

Before viewing the photographic instructions below, you may click on the images from a Singer Featherweight Instruction Manual for a “close-up” enlarged view.... Threading the Bobbin, Upper Threading and Replacing the Bobbin Case and Setting the Needle

Singer Featherweight 221 Manual ~ How to Replace the Bobbin Case & Set the Needle


How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222

How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 - First Thread Guide

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine  How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 ~ Tension Unit

Pull the thread from the spool and catch it on the thread guide then take it straight down into the tension unit being sure to catch it between the tension discs.

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

Going clockwise, wind it around the tension unit until you get to the take-up spring.

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

Resting the thread on your left index finger, pulling it taut, lift it up and over the spring wire to catch it on the retaining fork.

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine
Hook the thread around the back of the wire thread guide and go up to the hole of the thread take-up.  Thread it from the right to the left
How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine
How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine  How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

Pass the thread down through the eyelet on the side of the face plate into the lower wire thread guide and then into the guide in the needle clamp.  See the following illustrations.

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

When inserting a needle, make sure the needle’s FLAT SIDE is facing the left.  Thread the needle ALWAYS from the right to the left on a Singer Featherweight 221, 222 and 301.

How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 ~ Bobbin Thread is COUNTER-Clockwise

After winding the bobbin, it will need to be place in a position so that the thread is going counter-clockwise.  Place it in the bobbin case this way.

How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 ~ Bobbin Thread is COUNTER-Clockwise

How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 ~ Bobbin  Case Threading

Hook the thread into the slot and back under the tension spring into the slot at the end of the tension spring.

How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 ~ Bobbin Case Threading

How to Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 or 222 ~ Bobbin Case Threading

Be sure to leave enough thread hanging from the bobbin case so that the needle thread will catch it.

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine
  How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

Holding the thread in the left hand, turn the hand wheel towards you with your right hand - lowering the needle and thread, then raising it back up again. You should be able to somewhat feel it catch the bobbin thread below.  Pull the thread with your left hand which will bring up the bobbin thread in a loop.

Pull the bobbin thread out and let both threads go to the back of the presser foot as shown below.

How To Thread a Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Sewing Machine

You are now ready to sew!

Enjoy Sewing on your
Singer Featherweight 221 or 222K!
 
 

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