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Thread: bobbins for Featherweight

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    Super Member annesthreads's Avatar
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    I've just been trying to get my new Featherweight up and running and had a horrible half hour because the bobbin thread appeared to be jamming. Peering closely at the bobbin and comparing it with another one revealed that it was a very slightly different size, and with the other one, the machine ran beautifully. Phew! However, I only have a few bobbins. I know that the Featherweight takes standard modern feet - are the bobbins still easily available as well, or do I have to go to a specialist supplier? And how do I know which is the correct one to buy - the one that wasn't the right one was only very slightly different.

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    My local Bernina/Janome sewing machine dealer keeps featherweight bobbins because so many quilters have one. I haven't had any problem buying bobbins for my machine and haven't encountered any that didn't fit. I know that there are on line sources but I haven't needed to try that yet.

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    I bought mine here:
    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland....ore/index.html
    They have pretty much anything you will ever need there and had great service. I bought bobbins and new rubber feet and new lubricant for only 18 bucks including the shipping. ( I dug out my receipt)
    I thought their prices were reasonable and I could get everything I needed at one stop instead of searching all over for stuff.

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    I got mine on ebay I think I got 20 or 30 221 bobbins for about 10.00 and the featherweight bobbins are thiner that regular bobbins. Good luck.

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    I bet Billy has them here on the board (Lostn51)

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    I found some at Hancocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nana katie
    I got mine on ebay I think I got 20 or 30 221 bobbins for about 10.00 and the featherweight bobbins are thiner that regular bobbins. Good luck.
    I also got mine on Ebay for a great price! :thumbup:

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    I've always got them at the local fabric stores no problems just take one of your with you, and get ones that say Singer

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    sorry double posted 8-)

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    I purchased some last week from my LQS.

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    April1930s shoppe has everything FW and 301s. I like no shipping charges. I've purchased bobbins, a bobbin winder wheel, and several special feet, but your FW is straight shank so you can use your regular short shank attachments. Her husband repairs FWs so they make sure they reproduction parts are to good standards.
    http://www.april1930s.com/

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    Thanks for all the help.Good to know it won't be a problem. I think I'll start with local shops before trying online: otherwise, being in the UK, I'm likely to have to pay postage from the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katia
    Thanks for the link!

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