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Nova's NEW Featherweight 221 REPAIR Class

Location: Civic Center (Walnut Room); 1800 N. Jefferson; Mt Pleasant, TX 75455
Three day workshop from 9 AM - 4:15 PM each day

This is a professional level workshop intended for those wishing to repair machines for the public.

It is a hands-on, three day workshop.  All aspects of normal repair will be addressed.
Also covered in the workshop will be good business practices in dealing with machines belonging to others.

Lunch will be provided one day.

This is intended to be a "hands on" workshop because greater learning and retention is achieved through active student engagement.  You will need to bring a machine to work on.  You will be opening the motor, rewiring, etc.  Keep in mind you will be learning / practicing - there is a possibility something could go wrong and the machine not function at the end of the workshop.  Auditors are welcome, but the same fees will apply.

There is a REQUIRED tool kit (tool kit fee included in registration cost) that Nova will provide.  There is also a SUPPLY LIST for the Repair Workshop  Nova will email the Supply List to all registered students before the workshop.

This workshop is intended to be a general knowledge workshop and not intended to address any specific machine's issues that is brought to the workshop.

Also included in the registration fee:
   One year of your listing on Nova's Featherweight Repair Directory page (other conditions met)
   Admittance to the private Facebook Group - Nova's Featherweight Repair Workshop which gives you access to the exclusive community who have received this training
   Six months of technical assistance (this will work in a similar manner to Nova's    Consultation Services)

All aspects of normal repair will be addressed including:

  • diagnosing issues
  • motor belt changing
  • tension assembly - all three styles
  • bobbin case repair
  • motor cleaning and armature polishing
  • rewiring the electrical receptacle
  • rewiring the foot controller- both "button" styles and clam shell style
  • foot controller adjustments
  • rewiring the original Singer bakelite "S" plug
  • replacing a light fixture
  • replacing a light switch
  • rewiring "white" machines that are hard wired
  • skipped stitches
  • machine timing
  • extreme cases (i.e. submerged machines, etc.)
Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop (taken within the past 6 years) is a prerequisite for this workshop.  There will be NO exceptions. 
If you choose to register for this workshop and you have not had Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop (maintenance workshops from other sources DO NOT count!) within the past 6 years, you will forfeit your entire registration fee.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
Why?  Nova is regularly told that Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop is more inclusive than "the other guys'" three day workshop.  It will be important that everyone begins on the same page for the Repair Workshop.  Nova will not have time to re-address all the information provided in Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop.
Nova's standard Refund Policy will apply in all other cases.

Payment Plan:
Nova is offering a payment plan for this workshop.  Contact her for more information (  Any payment over one week late will result in the forfeiture of all payments made and the seat being forfeited as well.

Refund Policy for Workshop Seats

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.).

A 50% refund will be given up to one month prior to the class, with NO refund after that.
Transfers to a future class date (date is already posted and open for registration through Nova's website) will be allowed one month prior to the class, with NO transfer or refund available after that.  There is a limit of ONE transfer. Transfer fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

No 'credit' for a future class will be given.

Switching dates, for any reason (including a transfer to a different class date), will incur a 30% fee due to the difficulty in restoring seat availability, rosters, etc.   

If Nova must cancel a workshop for circumstances beyond her control, you will be fully refunded. She will notify you via email.  Check your email.  Nova will not be responsible for any travel expense losses that would be associated with a class cancellation.

WAITING LISTS: If a class is full, you will be given the option of signing up for a waiting list.  You are NOT registered for the workshop at that point, only on a list to be notified if there is a cancellation.  If there is a cancellation, everyone on the waiting list will be notified at the same time via email.  The seat will go on a first come first served basis to the person who registers and pays for the workshop.

Prerequisite for THIS WORKSHOP is Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop within the past six years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023).  If you have NOT had Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop within the past six years, and you register anyway, you will forfeit your ENTIRE registration fee.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!

"I would highly recommend this class.  Mrs. Montgomery has shared much information with us that others would consider proprietary. She is an excellent instructor. She uses a Power Point, demonstrates and also goes around to assist individuals." Ginger W.
"Very well laid out."  Doyle B.
"I really enjoyed and learned a lot from this class.  The amount of time, effort and knowledge that went into the class is so evident.  This class was well worth my money and I am so thankful I could attend."  Jeana B

"This was the best class I have ever had.  I loved the way you talked through what we are to do and then showed us before we did it."  Janice I
"This has been one of my favorite classes, period!  The class was excellent and most helpful.  The teaching style was perfect."  Carol C
"I liked the info being presented several ways, then step by step while we did it.  Nova's knowledge of the Featherweight is so extensive that she can troubleshoot any problems we have.  As a teacher, Nova is patient, encouraging, confident, all traits that allow her to let us explore repairing our machine without damaging it.  'I felt like there was nothing I could mess up that you can't help me fix.'"  Rhonda M

Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details: MUST have taken Nova's Featherweight Maintenance Workshop within the past six years. MUST be experienced in doing routine maintenance on your Singer Featherweight. MUST be able to complete tasks on your own.
Materials Included: Lunch on first day; cleaning supplies for use during the workshop; required tool kit and supplies fee ($400 - included in registration cost).
Requirements: Download supply list from Featherweight Workshop page; Singer Featherweight MUST be a working machine. Supplies for the Maintenance Workshop and the Repair Workshop will BOTH be needed.
Instructor: Nova Montgomery
Instructor Bio: Nova is the respected leader in the Singer Featherweight 221 industry with almost 20 years experience. She has been repeatedly described by her students as a "master teacher". She teaches the nationally acclaimed Nova's Featherweight 221 Maintenance Workshop to consistently SOLD OUT audiences.
Three day workshop, includes one year listing on Nova's Featherweight 221 Repair Directory, six months of technical support, membership in the private Facebook group "Nova's Featherweight Repair Workshop", lunch on first day and required supplies, etc.

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