Belvedere Japanese Featherweight Sewing Machine

Japanese featherweight sewing machine

With the amazing popularity of the Singer Featherweight, most sewing machine manufacturers produced their own version of a lightweight portable sewing machine, with varying degrees of quality and style. This Belvedere got it right.

Made in Japan with traditional Japanese quality, this is a fine, lightweight portable machine with some stellar features.

Like the Singer machine, it's a steel drive in an aluminum body, and the bed flips up for small footprint storage. It's a straight-stitch and it's overall size and weight are significantly smaller like the Singer.

Where this machine really shines is in it's design features.

Beneath the flip up bed, you'll find very easy access to the bobbin case and bobbin, and right there next to it is the feed drop control as you can see in the photo. It also has the instant release Patch-O-Matic type foot pressure control, making this an ideal quilter's machine.

It even has a working, built-in needle threader.

It's easy to thread and easy to wind the bobbin, and the thread spool pin retracts into the top for safer storage. The hard cover drops on easily and it looks good even when it's packed up.

The internal motor is stronger and the whole machine feels more robust. It's also less susceptible to thread jams.

It has an attractive two-tone finish that's not susceptible to yellowing, flaking, and peeling as the Singer Featherweight, unfortunately, is.

We've made a demonstration video that you can watch to see and hear this machine in action. You'll see how to thread it, how to wind the bobbin, how to drop the feed and free motion sew. You'll see the working, built-in needle threader and you'll see it sew through some really thick stuff.

If you live locally here in Lane County, Oregon, we invite you to come by and sit down at the machine and give it a try before you buy. You will be impressed.

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, which is to restore beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the entire genre. The styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines just can't be duplicated today.

You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the faceplate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, and we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

Because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guarantee:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

Sorry to say,
it's SOLD!