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Thread: featherweight case

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    I'm looking for a pattern or an idea to make a soft carrying case for my featherweight for taking it to class. I have an original case, but I don't like using it and the handle is weak, also I think the closures are not too good. I would rather have a soft case so I can put the foot controller and cord separetly, I think the plug end may have put a scratch on the top of it while in the hard case.

    I would like to make a quilted case for it, what does everyone think?

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    I think as long as you use something very sturdy to keep the bottom from sagging it would be fine. I'd use a piece of masonite, paneling or thin plywood with rounded off corners if it were me. I'd also make some pockets inside and out for supplies. I've used pre-quilted fabric for totes and carriers with great success. You can go as fancy or as plain as you like. Personally I like to make at least one pocket large enough for magazines or notebooks for patterns, some for my cutters, cutting mats, rulers, etc. You might want one that has some form of gussetted bottom for the foot pedal and cord. Just remember, it's not rocket science--regular people have been designing these things for years. Take the time to decide exactly what you want it to hold and make your pattern to suit yourself.

    ps: I would also use the handle strapping all the way underneath for added strength.

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    I think you have a great idea! I've also thought about doing the same thing. I'm bookmarking this page so that I can follow it to see what all the wonderful people on this board come up with!!!

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    I have a sturdy soft sided machine carrying case that you might like. I have 2, so am selling one (never used) for $39.95
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    I was thinking of using a "carry on" piece of luggage that has a handle and is on wheeles. Decorate it and personalize it.

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    Thanks Donnajean, but I do have a large soft sided case on wheels for my Brother QC machine. I am really looking for something small or just big enough for only the featherweight and the foot pedal.

    I like the idea of making one. I'm not sure my talents are up to the challange.

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    You can buy one for $39.95 made for Featherweights. They have them at my LQS here in Kalamazoo.

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    I made a little bag for my featherweight cords, so that they are contained and don't scratch anything. Also I've made a sleeve for the end of the bed so that the face plate screw doesn't scratch or ding my machine.
    I service featherweights as a small business and make these for my customers using their machines so they can see that their machines sew properly now.

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    Yes, purplefiend, that's a great idea, I think I can handle the sleeve thing, also my DH gave me a sturdy tool bag that fits the machine perfectly, but I was thinking of a quilted covering for the rest of the machine to make the case padded.

    You guys are great!

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    How about a duffle bag?? Not gorgeous but sturdy! :D

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    Something similar that I have, I just want to make it so the machine stays sturdy in place.

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    What about a soft sided cooler? They come in all sizes. Just a thought and maybe cost friendly.

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    I purchased a rolling tote from Wal-Mart. I found it in the fabric/craft area. It has a lot of pockets for tools and the handle pulls up to roll it like most suitcases. I know it had to be less than $40 or I wouldn't have bought it.

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    I have one of the fabric ones from the featherweight guy (lyle somebody) that I bought at a quilt show several years back - it has a pocket across the front that I keep the instruction book in, and the foot controller and cords fit inside with the machine. It works well. Friends of mine found soft-sided coolers that fit perfectly for theirs; and others have made ones from pre-quilted fabric. Do whatever your heart (and pursestrings) tell you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redvette54
    What about a soft sided cooler? They come in all sizes. Just a thought and maybe cost friendly.
    That is what I was thinking. I used one for a video camera for years. Everyone always asked me where I got it.

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    I ordered one form the featherweight site and i think it was $30 but has no wheels but it is made for fw and has a front pocket for footcontroller and someaccessory to fit also.

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    Found this one at Hancocks, what do you think? Looks perfect.

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    I have a Featherweight that fits rather well in a small plastic file box. You might look at the office supply stores and see if you can find one.

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    I have a Featherweight that fits rather well in a small plastic file box. You might look at the office supply stores and see if you can find one.

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    I forgot the best part about the bag I found at Hancocks, its on sale for $6.99....... Always love a good bargain!

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    You can also order one from 221parts.com

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinster
    You can buy one for $39.95 made for Featherweights. They have them at my LQS here in Kalamazoo.

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    Igloo cooler and case company makes a small insulated soft-case with a hard bottom that is just about the same size as the Singer original featherweight case.

    It has a zip and flip to the side top like many soft sewing machine cases, outside pockets and thick carry strap handles: $19.99 at many discount stores, such as Wally world and Big-Lots.

    Aardie.

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    I made a very simple tote out of denim for a box for my husband, and it would be easy to make a tote that the FW case would fit in. If you want to "talk" about it, PM me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerudy
    I'm looking for a pattern or an idea to make a soft carrying case for my featherweight for taking it to class. I have an original case, but I don't like using it and the handle is weak, also I think the closures are not too good. I would rather have a soft case so I can put the foot controller and cord separetly, I think the plug end may have put a scratch on the top of it while in the hard case.

    I would like to make a quilted case for it, what does everyone think?

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    Jerudy....that's a nice bag! For $6.99 ? wow, have to find a hancock's near me..

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    Actually, I haven't seen it yet, just ordered it online at Hancockfabrics.com, do a search for machine tote. I hope the featherweight fits in it.

    I'll post when I receive it.

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