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Sbacer 04-06-2011 03:44 PM

My mom recently bought a new white featherweight- the bobbin winder-was plastic and it broke- I am looking for a way to fix it. I am talking about the "wheel" that goes on the belt.

Any ideas?

Thank you

sueisallaboutquilts 04-06-2011 03:46 PM

Are you talking about the Singer Featherweight that's white???

Sbacer 04-06-2011 03:46 PM

Yes- a white featherweight- she bought it off ebay


MTS 04-06-2011 04:08 PM

Sorry, still not clear to me

"New" as in brand new - recent model 118 Featherweight II?

Or new to her - an older machine - like a 221?

If it's a plastic piece, I'm going to assume (?) that it's the newer model.

Did you search for a Singer dealer near you - maybe in a Sears store? If not, a sewing machine repair shop should be able to get the part for you.

sueisallaboutquilts 04-06-2011 04:42 PM

I'm confused as well b/c the Singer Featherweight doesn't have any plastic parts.

MTS 04-06-2011 04:47 PM

Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
I'm confused as well b/c the Singer Featherweight doesn't have any plastic parts.

Which is why I think it's the "new" Singer Featherweight II model that came out a few years ago.

Like this:

Seems more like a JemGold from Janome than a FW221 (to me).

Sbacer 04-06-2011 05:11 PM

OH Thank you= maybe that was a part someone put on there- I will go back to e bay and look for just the winder- I saw some there but hate to pay that price for one and then have to try to make it look right- I have seen black one's one there and mine is black and metal but mom has white/celery featherweight i have not seen one of them for "real" yet so I was wondering- tried to upload picture but no success yet.

Thank you

MTS 04-06-2011 05:15 PM

Ah, that makes more sense.

White featherweight = celery, as opposed to the new crappy white featherweights.
The "white" threw us all off.

There is someone here on the board - Lost51 (Billy) - who is an expert on the older featherweights - or so everyone says. ;-) But since I see recommendations daily to contact him, I'm going to pass on the info.

Why don't you PM him and see if he can help you out? There's an older ongoing thread on vintage machines, as well, that you could search out to ask the experts posting there.

Hope your mom gets it fixed.

Prism99 04-06-2011 08:29 PM

Is the featherweight machine made out of metal or white plastic? If metal, it is a vintage featherweight (model 221 or 222). If white plastic, it is the newer featherweight.

The bobbin winder on the vintage featherweights has a rubber ring that fits over the metal wheel; is this the "plastic" piece that is broken? If so, you can easily buy a replacement ring. Just remove the old one and slip the new one on -- sort of like a rubber band. Here's a link to the type of rubber ring I am talking about:
http://compare.ebay.com/like/3901472..._324952&UA=%3F*I8&GUID=1ab5f8dd12a0a0e203f7f407ffdf76a0&itemid=3 90147270299&ff4=263602_324952

Sbacer 04-11-2011 05:04 PM

Thank you - to all who sent me e-mails and suggestions- I think I am on the right track now. And appreciate the kindness that I have been shown.

Have a great day

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