Comments from Nova's Students

"I really enjoyed the classes and learned a lot.  You are very thorough and engaged with your students which makes the classes so enjoyable, a great learning atmosphere."  Judy B., Boerne, TX

"Great class!  Everyone who has a Featherweight should take this class."   
Judy G., Spring Branch, TX

"Definitely worth the drive from California - despite rain, snow and cold!"   
Karen J., Ripon, CA, (Drove to Huntsville, TX for workshop)

"Nova is great and not a bit intimidating.  Very approachable and extremely knowledgeable.  I will be back!"   Denise, Oak Leaf, TX

"This was the best class I have ever taken."    Robin S., San Antonio, TX

"I THOROUGHLY enjoyed your workshop Saturday.  Thank you so much!  It was like a big warm hug for my Featherweight and I.  Thank you for all your hard work and knowledge."    Ellen

"Best class I have ever taken! Thanks, Nova!"    Pat C., Little Elm, TX

"Wonderful class!  I feel confident to clean my other machines."    Frankie S., Schertz, TX

"I no longer feel intimidated by my Featherweight.  Loved every minute of this information packed class!  :)"    Diane H., The Woodlands, TX

"You are one of the most knowledgeable instructors on the Singer Featherweight I have encountered.  Your tips and hints are better than any I have read or seen elsewhere."    Carl S., Slidell, LA

"Well organized, positive attitudes, clear instruction, and you keep control of your class in a positive way.  My favorite things!"    Linda P., Vancouver, WA

"This was the best use of my time and money.  I am a new Featherweight owner and this class has made me feel more comfortable with using and maintaining my machine!  Thank you for teaching it!!"    Cassandra S., Broomfield, CO

"I loved the class -- I learned a lot."    Lori, Arlington, NE

"Best class I've ever had at Festival - bar none.  I felt accomplished instructor was well prepared.  Nothing was left half done."    Connie S.,  Katy, TX
   Vanya W.,  Midlothian, TX
"Just the best class EVER!"    Allison B., Plano, TX

"This has been by far one of the best classes I've ever taken.  Thank you sooo much."    Kaye D., McKinney, TX

"Great class.  Well informed instructor."    Vi E., New Braunfels, TX

"Loved it!!   The best class ever!  I've taken it twice and still learned something new.  Nova is THE BEST!!"    Debra C., Conroe, TX

"Class was great, supplies available for purchase very helpful.  I think I will now be able to take care of my machine as it deserves to be taken care of."    Barbara C., San Antonio, TX

"I was so pleased to be able to attend the class and my machine runs like a dream now.  I had no idea there were so many parts to be cleaned with kerosene."    Kathy N., Canyon Lake, TX

"Loved it.  You are a very good teacher and very organized.  Thanks for your patience."     Diane, Houston, TX

"Very organized. Friendly environment.  All material we need."    Joanna, Houston, TX

"Class was wonderful.  Great group and I am so pleased with my machine."   Beverly

"This is an awesome class, I learned more than I hoped for and feel like I can do everything you taught us.  Thank you!" Ann, Scott, LA
"So impressed with Nova's knowledge of the Featherweight.  Thank you for sharing all the information."   Janie, Broussard, LA

"Thank you for bringing supplies that we could purchase onsite.  I feel very confident about caring for my Featherweight now."   Pat, Lafayette, LA

"This class is great! Nova is extremely organized and keeps the class moving - but in a way that every question gets answered. She moves freely between each student to insure that everyone understands."
-- Janice
College Station. Texas
"Best class I've ever taken."
-- Nancy
Alvin, Texas
"Thank you for the thoroughness.  Your attention to detail is amazing and much appreciated."
-- Judy
Spring, TX
"I feel so empowered! I can work on my own machine!"
-- Venetta
The Woodlands, Texas
"Great class. I have always wanted to know more about my little machine. I feel confident that I can take care of it now."
-- Kay
La Grange, Texas
"I have been sewing on a Featherweight all my life. It is what I learned to sew on. But, I learned so much in this class!!"
-- Grettle
Huntsville, Texas
"This class was very informational!  I was scared at first that I would get the parts mixed up, but I just was so happy.  It was all very informational, very clear!"
-- Jamie
Houston, TX
"I’ve been sewing on my “quiet” little machine for the past 2 days.  What a joy!  Just wanted to let you know how much I personally enjoyed your workshop.  I’ve heard nothing but raves from the 11 ladies that came from the Houston area."
-- Genie
Katy, TX
"Hi Nova,

My head is still reeling from all of the information you taught in class--many thanks.  The four Featherweight cards are a WONDERFUL resource.  I will definitely use the maintenance card to keep my machines in good running condition.

I am still in awe when I sew on my machines--I don't believe they have ever run this smoothly.

Thanks again,"

Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class

These fantastic little machines were so well engineered that the owner could (and should!) provide the maintenance they need.

This is a maintenance workshop designed to teach the care that these machines require on a regular basis.  
Machines that are in need of repair may not participate in this workshop until they have been repaired. 
Contact Nova to schedule repair for your machine.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to correctly disassemble, clean, and reassemble their beloved Featherweights. Yes, they will sew (and sew beautifully) when you are done!!  This is MUCH more than just oiling the machine.  This is a comprehensive workshop in which all aspects of routine mechanical maintenance are addressed - including motor, and foot controller.

Nova approaches this workshop from the perspective of a Featherweight owner and user who wants to preserve and protect their machine, but does not have an intricate knowledge of machine workings. She guides her students through correct maintenance while educating them about their wonderful machines.

She carries a full line of Singer Featherweight parts, supplies and products for your machine that are available at the class.


This remains Nova's most popular workshop!  This class typically sells out quickly!

Contact Nova to schedule a workshop for your group.

2015 Workshops in Huntsville, TX

See below under Classes

Location:  Fabric Carousel, 1101 12th St., Huntsville, TX (The Fabric Carousel)
Time: 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Click on the workshop date you would like and you will be taken to the registration page.


20151: Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop / January 31, 2015

FULL - CONTACT NOVA TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST Spa day for your Featherweight. Nova's highly acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop.

Cost: $ 65.00
20152: Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop / May 16, 2015

FULL - CONTACT NOVA TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST Spa day for your Featherweight. Nova's highly acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop.

Cost: $ 65.00
20153: Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop / August 15, 2015

FULL - CONTACT NOVA TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST Spa day for your Featherweight. Nova's highly acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop.

Cost: $ 65.00
20154: Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop / September 12, 2015

FULL - CONTACT NOVA TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST Spa day for your Singer Featherweight. Nova's highly acclaimed Featherweight Maintenance Workshop.

Cost: $ 65.00

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival

Nova will be teaching Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop on Saturday, June 20th at the inaugural Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival.  Register through their web site:
Registration will open around the beginning of the year.
Only 20 seats available.

Workshop Supply List

Singer Featherweight 221 Maintenance Class Supply List click here

Nova carries a full line of Singer Featherweight Parts that are available at the workshop.

Refund Policy

Nova will be happy to issue you a refund for a class that you have registered for, provided the registration comes directly to her (not to a guild, Quilts, Inc, etc.). 
Her policy is that a 50% refund will be given up to 2 weeks prior to the class, with no refund after that.  No 'credit' for a future class can be given due to the complexities that arise with scheduling, waiting lists, etc.
Click here to order Singer Featherweight Parts for your machine.
Nova is your dependable source for quality Singer Featherweight 221 Parts.

Click here to order accessories for your Singer Featherweight.

Click here to order Nova's Featherweight Cards.

These Cards are unique to Nova.  She created them for her students' and customers' benefit.