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Thread: Featherweight question

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    Super Member sewbizgirl's Avatar
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    FINALLY, after losing one auction after another, I found a buy-it-now FW for my daughter in the UK. Since she lives in England where they use different electrical current, I needed to buy one that was made for England. They are just as popular over there! Anyway, my question for all you FW owners is what kind of needles should I get for this machine? I want to send her a package of everything she will need, as this is her first machine and she is a new sewer. The only thing I haven't nailed down is the needles. Are they special ones?

    I am also sending her the book "One Yard Wonders" and several one yard cuts of a variety of cute quilting cottons. That should get her going! I'm so happy my daughter finally wants to sew.

    One of these days I'll snag my own FW. Can't wait!

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    They take a 15x1

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    You can use the normal needles, I do. I use klasse needles, 90/14 in mine. But mind that you put it in correctly the flat surface of the needle sits to the left I think.....cant remember which offhand. Have a look a the manual. Then thread it from right to left.

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    I use either the Klasse or Schmetz. 75/11. 80/12 or 90/14 Doesn't take a different needle.!!!

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    What a wonderful gift!! I just use regular needles, nothing special.

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    The shop where I bought mine said they use Schmetz in them.

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    Super Member sewbizgirl's Avatar
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    Thank you so much for the answers. That certainly will make life easier... I don't think the machine I bought has a manual with it. The auction didn't say so.

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    You can get the manuals online - either a pdf version, or sent snail mail, there are lots of sites out there, or check ebay. Congrats on your purchase, I hope you find one for you soon.

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    Me too. Just use the regular sewing machine needles and I just love my Featherweights. Good for you to do this for your daughter. Also, they do have manuals on line. Some on E-Bay auctions and there are some you can download.

    Quote Originally Posted by tweetee
    You can use the normal needles, I do. I use klasse needles, 90/14 in mine. But mind that you put it in correctly the flat surface of the needle sits to the left I think.....cant remember which offhand. Have a look a the manual. Then thread it from right to left.

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    What a great gift!

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