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Thread: Felt Drip Liner

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    Felt Drip Liner

    Has anyone ever tried to clean the Felt Drip Liner in the base of the machines? What did you use? Did the old smell go away. Mine is dry but stinky. Thanks.

    P.S. I know that I can buy a new one but I blew the budget and I am just tired of the smell.

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    You didn't say what kind of machines you are working with, but you can find replacements for some machines online.
    I threw my old ones away & found replacement ones for my featherweights here:
    https://shop.sew-classic.com/searchq...=felt+drip+pan

    Here is another source for singers:
    https://singer-featherweight.com/search?q=felt+drip+pan

    and here is another:
    https://www.vintagesingerparts.com/

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    I removed the one from under my featherweight bottom and left it out.

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    Cut a piece of regular felt to fit, eg the 9x12 craft pieces or yardage.

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    WIChix: For some reason I think I figured it had to be fire retardant or something, now that I think about it, that doesn't make much sense. Thanks

    Tartan I think I haven't been oiling enough so I want something to catch the extra I am now giving her. Perhaps I can find a piece of bright red felt!









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    Craft Store felt is sufficient
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    Thanks Farmhousesewer

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    I bought some wool felt and cut out a new one for my machine. Works great. Got the felt a JaAnns.

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    When I got one of my FW's someone had removed the felt liner and replaced it with cardboard. The good part was it was removed easily and I bought the felt one at a local sewing machine repair shop. But he told me to use it as a template and just get a piece of felt in the future.

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    My four machines don’t have felt in their drip trays and I didn’t know they were supposed to! I just mop any excess oil up out of the tray. Doesn’t the felt get saturated with oil? Should I get some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rees.lindal View Post
    My four machines don’t have felt in their drip trays and I didn’t know they were supposed to! I just mop any excess oil up out of the tray. Doesn’t the felt get saturated with oil? Should I get some?
    The opening poster is referring to Singer 221 aka Featherweight which has a 'sealed' bottom (bed cover plate) that has a felt liner. IIRC the Featherweight is the only machine that came with a felt liner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
    ... IIRC the Featherweight is the only machine that came with a felt liner.
    Evidently, I didn't recall correctly. I didn't remember my 301s having a felt, but according to the parts list they do, or did.

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    Yes, 301 has a felt liner. Longer than 12" , tho, so craft felt piece is a bit short.

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    My 348 also has a felt liner so I just assumed that all machines did.

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    I just became the (oh-so-happy) owner of a Featherweight - and mine does not have a felt liner in the drip pan/tray. Should I put one in there?
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    Congratulations on your new Featherweight. The drip pad will help keep the drip pan cleaner. You can buy a drip pad at https://singer-featherweight.com/search?q=drip+pad. As a new Featherweight owner, you might also be interested in the many tutorials and articles about these little cuties.

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    Ah! Thanks for the explanation.

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    I guess I'm just cheap, but i just use paper towels.

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