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Thread: Singer 221 metal bobbins

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    Junior Member Cottage Dee's Avatar
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    Joe, Waiting with bated breath!!....lol
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    MimiBug, some people (mistakenly) call the Singer 99 a "Featherweight" - is it possible that someone sold you a 99 by that name?

    The 99 does take the 66 bobbin.

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    I just bought a pkg of 4 bobbins from my sewing machine repair shop...cheap..Picked up my Janome from having it serviced...

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    MimiBug,

    No way in the world could a Class 66 bobbin work in a FW. I just went down and tried one in my FW and the bobbin case would not even fit all the way in. The 66 bobbin is almost twice as thick as a FW bobbin.

    So, if you did use a 66 bobbin in your machine, I'm going to have to agree with thepolyparrot, you don't have a FW.

    Joe

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    Featherweights and 301's both use class 15 bobbins. they do not use class 66. those are for models 66, 99 and 201.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joycet View Post
    Featherweights and 301's both use class 15 bobbins. they do not use class 66. those are for models 66, 99 and 201.
    NO THEY DON'T. Class 15 bobbins are as thick or thicker than the Class 66 bobbins. No way would they fit.

    Singers that use the 221/301 bobbins: late 9W-7, 221, 222, 301. The Class 66 and 15 will not fit.

    Joe ..... who will do a comparison pic of these bobbins in a while.

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    OK, the first picture is a comparison of Class 15, Class 221/301, and Class 66 bobbins.

    The second picture is of a FW bobbin in the FW bobbin case.

    The third picture is a Class 66 bobbin in a FW bobbin case.

    The fourth picture is a Class 15 bobbin in a FW bobbin case.

    As you can plainly see, the Class 15 and 66 bobbins are just too thick to even begin to fit in the Feather Weight (221, 222, or 301) bobbin case.

    I hope this eases up the confusion.

    Joe
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    Joe, it's nice for you to show pics and to take the time to do this. A simple visit to SewClassic would get someone the right bobbins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Joe, it's nice for you to show pics and to take the time to do this. A simple visit to SewClassic would get someone the right bobbins!
    Candace,
    I put the link to the FW bobbin page at Sew Classic in the 5th post of this thread. I guess sometimes people just skip the existing responses and start commenting.

    And I was wrong, there is another machine that can use the FW bobbins. The Kenmore 120-491 uses a bobbin that's so close to the FW bobbin they are interchangeable.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Candace,
    I put the link to the FW bobbin page at Sew Classic in the 5th post of this thread. I guess sometimes people just skip the existing responses and start commenting.

    Joe
    Yup!!!!!!!

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