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Thread: Featherweight question

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I just got my old new featherweight today. Do I have to use needles for a featherweight or are there others I can use. I want to try this baby out but the needle is broken. Sigh.

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    Congrats on the new to you machine! LUCKY you!

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    The place where I bought mine said to use Schmetz brand but i think any standard needles should fit. I think the flat side goes to the right, not the back, and you thread it from right to left.

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    standard needles should work but you can buy singer needles they also work should you have any problems with standard needles

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    The place where I bought mine said to use Schmetz brand but i think any standard needles should fit. I think the flat side goes to the right, not the back, and you thread it from right to left.
    I have 3 FWs. One from Graham Forsdyke, and he sent Schmetz needles with it. You thread it from right to left, as Gale said, but I thought the flat of the needle faces left. I'm not at home to check. It should fit only one way though, I think. Dave McCullom has a great, exhaustive, book on Featherweight maintenance.

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    My 301 - your FW's big sister, will sew with Schmetz needles, but likes Singer needles better. A standard Singer is easy to find. I like size 11. AnnieRose will not FMQ with anything but a Singer needle.

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    Flat side goes to the left and thread right to left. Enjoy your new old baby.

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    Forgot to say congrats and enjoy your new love!

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    Woo Hoo!! Congratulations on your new baby :D:D:D

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