want to win a featherweight?

When I really got into sewing, I started looking for vintage sewing machines while at yard sales. I found this one a while back, but my dream was always to come across a Singer Featherweight. I suppose it was one of those dreams that you always hope could come true, while deep down you know it’s just not going to happen.

Then one day earlier this year I got an email from Raven, who blogs over at Oversewn. I had been reading her blog for a while and knew that she was an avid Featherweight collector (I wonder if she found any at yard sales?!). I was absolutely thrilled to read her email and to find out that she was suggesting a swap – a Featherweight from her collection for one of my quilts. I hesitated for a second, since I was sure I’d be getting the better end of the deal… in the end we did go through with the swap and now I know for certain that’s true – this machine is a beauty!

It’s absolutely gorgeous and it sews like a dream! I couldn’t be happier! (Thanks again, Raven!!)

So how does this help you? Well, Raven has decided to raise money for the Santa Barbara Birth Center for the help and support she received during her recent miscarriage. The money will be used to open a facility and pay for the renovating and the initial operating costs. By donating $1 – $5, you’ll receive the same number of entries into Raven’s giveaway.

(photo borrowed from Raven’s site)

The big prize is another gorgeous Featherweight, this one in white, and along the way there will be other great prizes – (out of print Heather Ross… need I say more?!). You can check out the other prizes and read all the official rules over here on this post. Then head over to the Santa Barbara Birth Center website to donate (you’ll see a donate button on their site on the right hand side). And lastly, go to this post and leave a comment for each dollar you’ve donated (up to 5). Raven will keep this giveaway open through August, or until her donation goal is met!

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9 Responses to want to win a featherweight?

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    Kerry says:

    I can’t believe the coincidence, I have just done a posting on my blog about a white featherwieght and a black feather weight- spooky!

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    Nancy says:

    what a wonderful giveaway for such a great cause.. I donated…

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    Funny that both you and Kerry called that a white featherweight. I call my green. Actually I call her “Bonnie” and she is a very pale minty green. Here is the story I heard from a Featherweight dealer. The painting machine used by Singer to paint these little machines white had previously held green paint. It apparently was not cleaned out completely, so as they started painting these Featherweights, they started out minty green and gradually turned more white. Mine is definitely green and she is the best little sewing machine EVER! I also have two black Featherweights, a 1947, and a 1952 (because I HAD to own one “born” in the same year as me).

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    April says:

    What a fabulous idea. I hope she gets thousands of entries!! :)

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    Sarah C. says:

    I learned to sew on the same featherweight my Mom learned to sew on – it’s a great little machine still going strong!! They’re wonderful for teaching on because they are so simple, yet sturdy.

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    Renate says:

    Yesterday I hauled by Featherweight up from the dungeon( my sewing room) for it to be serviced. I purchased it 1.5 yeras ago and haven’t taken the time to bring it in, timing’s off. Now I can’t wait to get it back! I love the white macine, I h=may just have to donate for a chance to bring ‘er home!

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    Holy smokes! This is amazing. I went and donated my lunch money. Thanks for letting us know about an easy way to help those amazing women who are helping out other amazing women. Oh, and that little machine is pretty amazing as well.

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