- Created: 22 June, 2018
77.6 The Original Featherweight (model 221) was manufactured in 1933. For those wondering the old Featherweight is one of those beautiful, old, black/gold/silver Singer machines. Singer continued to make these until 1968. The new Singer C240 Featherweight is a modern reinterpretation of this classic machine. The C240 has 70 built-in stitches, an integrated even feed system, a built-in needle threader, and many more features. It is also easy to use and light enough to carry to classes (comes with a handle and a carry case). However overall owner ratings are not stellar and there are some complaints that parts feel flimsy and that the timing can sometimes get out of synch.