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Need ideas for a Featherweight travel case

Old 12-08-2017, 08:17 AM
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Hi friends! I know that there are people to make the box that looks like the original, but I am on the hunt for something less expensive. I have one similar to this, https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-STST1...lbox+on+wheels and although the price is ok, it doesn't fit well, it's heavy, and you have to have the top box in place in order to use the rolling handle.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:48 AM
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I have mine in a bowling ball bag. Take the wire rack out. Just fits the featherweight. Easy to Cary and cheap ones at the thrift stores.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:02 AM
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I have carried mine in reusable grocery bags
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:25 AM
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Costco and Harbor Freight both carry tool bags that FWs fit into. There's also a pattern on Craftsy to make your own FW tote. I was a tester for this pattern and it's a nice tote.

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I use a tool box from a large box hardware store. It has a hard plastic bottom and soft sides with some zipper pockets and open pockets. It has room for the machine plus some accessories. I like the shoulder strap.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:31 PM
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I use a gym bag I found at Big Lots for $10. It has a semi-hard bottom and the FW fits perfectly. There is also room for my FW book and a few cuts of fabric. I use the end pockets for bobbins, pins, seam ripper, rotary cutter, etc. I think it's the perfect bag if you don't want to pay $80 for a reproduction case or even more for a vintage one.
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I have a rolling backpack. I didn't know it did not have straps will about 2 yrs after I bought it! I have used it to take my FW on the airplane. Fits under the seat in front of me. Just found a second one at Goodwill..IT has straps. Doubt if I will use them tho...
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I had a friend make me a special tote just for my featherweight. It's made out of home dec fabric with wooden handles. It works great and I put a label on it with my name and phone number.
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I have a clear plastic storage box from JF that fits my featherweight perfectly. It has a handle for carrying. I still have the original case ...somewhere, it had a strong smell and I did not want to use it. I should search for it and see if the box of baking soda I dumped in has helped.
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Originally Posted by Reba'squilts View Post
I have a clear plastic storage box from JF that fits my featherweight perfectly. It has a handle for carrying. I still have the original case ...somewhere, it had a strong smell and I did not want to use it. I should search for it and see if the box of baking soda I dumped in has helped.
This is the one I bought years ago, love the shoulder strap.

http://www.221parts.com/bag.html
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