Have you checked out featherweight prices lately?

Singer Featherweight Model 221, circa 1950

Meet Juliette. She’s a base model Featherweight. No special badging, no special paint job, just a sweet little machine that sews like a champ. I paid $350.00 for her in late 2009. And I thought that was a lot of money at the time.

Fast forward to 2021. Can you believe some base model Featherweights are selling for close to $1,000.00 now? A repainted Featherweight can be double that!

It’s kind of like the houses in my neighborhood. Home values have really jumped over the past 18 months due to desirability of the area and scarcity of available homes. It’s the same with Featherweights.

I also wonder if part of the recent spike in prices and demand for Singer Featherweights was driven by people stuck at home with nothing else to do with their time and money except buy 70-year-old sewing machines.

We’ll see what happens once the world comes back to life post-COVID.