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Thread: Pattern for Featherweight carrying case cover

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    Pattern for Featherweight carrying case cover

    I have been looking for a pattern to make a cover to go over my Featherweight carrying case. I know there is one available from Featherweight RX, but wondering if anyone else has run into any. My DH bought me a FW last month, so I would get back into going to quilt classes (my Janome is too heavy for me to carry to classes). The FW, my first one, came with a a functional but sad(banged up, scratched, scuffed, etc) looking case. I think it would be fun to make a colorful outer case for it. I would draft something but have found in the past I am dismally bad at that function! Any thought, suggestions, links to patterns?
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    I want to be sure that I understand you. You want to make a cover for the already existing but battered FW case? If that is the case, it should be pretty easy. It would be like a slipcover for a foot stool but with an opening in the top to allow you access to the handle of the case, right? Forgive me if I am missing the point.

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    You have it right. I can follow a pattern beautifully - could probably build a house if given a pattern - in fact I train adults to do their jobs and use their production software, customer service, etc, but I am lousy at trying to take a 3D item and turn it into a 2D pattern. MY DH and mom say it is a spacial thing for me. I just want something cheerful to put over the beat-up hard case cover when it is sitting out in an area that people walk through all the time at my home.
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quilters-Hom...item27c27ce19e

    There's one in this back issue of Quilter's Home Magazine.

    This blogger made hers from the pattern in the magazine (above) and then decided to add handles because apparently the handles on the original carrier sometimes give way and cause the FW to fall. Now I'm thinking I need to make one of these too!!!

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    thank you dunster, that is just what I have been looking for in the way of looks!
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    Dunster

    You are amazing at finding so many things!

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    Fast fingers on google, LOL

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    I'm sure a quilted cover/carrier would be beautiful. Another option (until you get your pretty one done) is to use a wheeled backpack. I love being able to pull the machine around on wheels!
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    thanks for the back pack idea. I actually need one for work to move training materials from building to building and it certainly would serve for the double duty of the FW and work!
    Lynne

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    Here is a tutorial to make a carrier for a Featherweight.

    http://craftyhipster.typepad.com/cra...ight-tote.html

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    @ audsgirl: Thanks for the great link! I'm definitely going to have to make me one of these for my FW.
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    I found this in a quick search of QB Tutes. I would put the strap handles all the way around the tote on the long sides of the tote.

    http://craftyhipster.typepad.com/craftyhipster/sew-a-singer-featherweight-tote.html

    Personally, I use a tote from when I went to a quilting camp. It doesn't have a top, but makes a great tote. Very heavy duty material and straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audsgirl View Post
    Here is a tutorial to make a carrier for a Featherweight.

    http://craftyhipster.typepad.com/cra...ight-tote.html
    Great pattern! thanks so much
    Lynne

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    my FW case came with a broken handle so I just measured and made a square carrying case with woven handles, works fine....I didn't want to give up the original case. too much histery LOL
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    I like the one on Crafty Hipster- looks fairly easy to make. I was confused by adding the handles on the ends- Think I'd add them on the long sides instead. I'd make one big enough to hold the whole box. Just got a FW with just the wire remaining for the handle, and put the whole thing into a old LL Bean canvas tote- much easier on the hands! I like the wheeled backpack idea. I've been using a folding wheeled luggage carrier, since I also use a cane. Now I need a third hand for holding stair railings, or maybe an assistant- preferably cute.

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    Forgot to mention- there are some nice new leather handles for FW cases on EBay, but at $16- $24- I'll use the tote. Before ordering check how the handle attaches on your case- some go east-west, some go north-south, so get the right one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Quilters-Hom...item27c27ce19e

    There's one in this back issue of Quilter's Home Magazine.

    This blogger made hers from the pattern in the magazine (above) and then decided to add handles because apparently the handles on the original carrier sometimes give way and cause the FW to fall. Now I'm thinking I need to make one of these too!!!
    I just went through my closet full of stacks and stacks of quilt magazines and found this issue! I have already set out some fabrics to see what I want to use. I have not really done any real sewing on my new FW so I think this will be a great project for her maiden voyage in my household. I do think I will also make the carrier that audsgirls found as well.
    Lynne

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    My friend has a '39 FW with a horrible case. I took it apart and recovered it w/deco fabric and lots of glue. Looks great now.

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    Thanks for the Tut, audsgirl!

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