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Thread: My son got me a featherweight !

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    My son got me a featherweight !

    My son got me a featherweight from an eBay auction. I guess he's heard me talk about one so much! It doesn't have a case or any accessories. It hasn't arrived yet, so I'm hoping it works and he didn't get ripped off. My question is, what sort of accessories came with a featherweight or are available for one that I should be looking for ? Also , I'm going to be looking for a case. Thanks!

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    What a wonderful gift and you have such a great Son to get it for you. Have fun with her.

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    I don't have one, but lots of my friends do and somewhere they get the accessories they need. LOL Someone on this board will come along who knows where. Good luck, hope it is all he wanted for you to have. Hugs, T-Annd

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    What a sweet son!!
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    Featherweights didn't come with that many extra feet and most of the original ones, you probably wouldn't use anyway. The original list included the foot hemmer,adjustable hemmer,binder,edge stitcher, gatherer and ruffler. The zipper foot and buttonholer were not included and had to be purchased separately. If you really want these attachments, you can often pick them up at local thrift and second hand stores if your store has a craft/sewing corner. I bought a whole box full for $2. Your Featherweight can use short shank attachments. For today's sewing you probably will want a 1/4" foot, a zipper foot and perhaps a buttonholer depending on what you want to use your Featherweight to stitch. Bobbins are often available at your local sewing machine store as Featherweights are a popular machine. My Janome dealer has them ($1 each) and hasn't sold Singer machines in years.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    What a dear sweet boy! Bobbins are available as are the few accessories available on line. If you check out FW accessories on google, I'm sure you'll find anything you might need. You're going to love your FW. I'm presently up to three and wouldn't trade them for anything!!

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    Congrats! Your new baby will take any low shank foot, old or new. Easily found on ebay and at antique or thrift stores. If you are looking for an original case, I am not sure where to look. Just beware that lots of the original cases have horrible musty odors. My case was so smelly that I opted for a padded case made for the FW's. I purchased the padded case from http://www.featherweight221.com and have been very pleased with it.
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    Thanks! I can hardly wait for it to get here!

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    Congrats! My FW case handle broke as I walked in the front door of our house. Rther than fix it, I bought a soft case with a shoulder strap from 221parts.com. Love carrying my machine on my shoulder, having hands free for everything else.

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    If you go to http://www.april1930s.com/ she sells anything FW including attachments, cases, needles and bobbins as well as repair of original foot controller (be sure to check it because the wiring in old ones can come loose and be a fire hazard and the bakelite plug can be cracked). They can repair or replce your foot pedal. I have bought several things from them and she and her husband are good to work with and make exchanges with no fuss. She also sells copies of the original owner's manuals as well as the service manual, which is a real help, plus belts, lights and even replacement motors if you ever need one. She also sells the oil and motor lubricant.
    Last edited by jbrother; 12-27-2012 at 10:15 AM.

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