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    Featherweight 201

    Can anyone tell me where I can find a Throat Plate w/markings on it, mine is plain and I would like the measurements plate.

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    I have no idea if they even exist! I use masking tape on mine. So long as you do a few test runs to make sure of the measurement - it works for me. Of course there will be plenty of other people who will say I am decreasing the value of my machine by putting tape on it. However, the value I experience personally is all that matters to me. I will never be selling it!

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    Try April1930's.com

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    suzeq45,

    Do you have a Featherweight or a 201? They are not the same. The Featherweight is a 221.

    OK, my favorite on line goody store has you covered either way.

    201: http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Need...E-125319LG.htm

    221 (Featherweight): http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Need...ated-45941.htm

    Hope that helps.

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    If I remember correctly, I moved a throat plate from a parts 301 machine to one of my FW's. It has the markings.

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    Are you willing to sell it? My FW is a 221 not a 201 sorry

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    Thank you so much for your help.

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    I think "Sew Classic LLC" has some
    Quote Originally Posted by suzeq45 View Post
    Can anyone tell me where I can find a Throat Plate w/markings on it, mine is plain and I would like the measurements plate.

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    Yes, there is a throat plate with markings. Check http://www.221parts.com and you may be able to order it.

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    They are expensive! Both the originals and repros are more than I wanted to pay. Another option are the marked stickers sold at sew classic.
    http://shop.sew-classic.com/Adhesive...-PK-SCP001.htm

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    I got one from eBay and it didn't cost much. I sure love it!

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    Scotch is supposed to have some "reuseable strips for lightweight mounting" for under $4 that you could use to mark the quarter inch line - I am looking into where to find them - Staples maybe?

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    I have made a few purchases from April1930s.com and they have been great to deal with

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    By the way, you may notice the needleplates for the 221 are much more expensive than the needleplates for other machines; for example, Sew-Classic has the marked needleplate for the 15-91/201-2 for just $6, while the 221's marked needleplate costs $42.

    Why? Because the needleplate for the 15-91/201-2 is just an engraved piece of metal, whereas the needleplate on the 221 contains the spring mechanism on its underside; more parts, thus higher cost.

    Also, when you install a new needleplate on your 221, don't forget to ensure the bobbin case "finger" is positioned in between the two spring mechanisms on the underside of the needleplate. It's easy to overlook this and will lead to frustration; your machine won't stitch without that finger located between the springs.
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