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    My New Featherweight

    Well I finally got one!!!. It is not the best but it will do for me. I cleaned it up pretty good. It was in bad need of it and new grease on gears. I am having a little trouble with it but might have the problem solved. If not I will be back with questions. I am posting a couple of Pic and hope someone can tell me a little about it. I am new to these. Had to download some info to know how to thread it and insert the bobbin. I haven't tried to wind a bobbin yet, wish me luck, lol..I found one today that was in great shape but it was about $200.00 more than what I paid. I figured I could do with out the case and manual. It also had some attachments too. I need bobbins and probably a few more things, lol...would also like to get some new feed dogs if I can. Well just had to share this with you all. Doing the happy dance
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    Congratulations on your Featherweight. I do love mine. Just keep it well oiled and you should have no problems. I did take one of mine in to have it serviced so that it was properly greased and have the motor checked, all was in working order and been wonderful to use. You really don't need the case, they usually smell funny due to the original glue.

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    Aren't they cute? It's so exciting to finally add one to your collection - congratulations!

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    Congratulations on your featherweight. She'll clean up nicely. Happy sewing.

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    You'll love sewing with her!
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    Enjoy your Fw---they are such jewels! A little wear just shows a lot of sewing and love! I don't store mine in the case---I want it where I can see and enjoy it!

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    She's a beauty, that's for sure!
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    Congrats on your "new" machine! Have you named her yet-?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Congrats on your "new" machine! Have you named her yet-?
    Yes, Her name is"Louise" after my Aunt
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    Yay!! Louise is very nice!! I'm so glad you were able to get her!

    Why are you wanting to change out the feed dogs?
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    you like your sewing,aren't you?

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    I'm so glad you got your FW. You will grow to love her, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Yay!! Louise is very nice!! I'm so glad you were able to get her!

    Why are you wanting to change out the feed dogs?
    Charlee, there was some rust on them, I got them cleaned up pretty good. Will do more later. I oiled, lubed and got it going. Had to learn how to thread and to start the bobbin, lol.. a little different. I had some problems with the feed dogs rubbing against the needle plate, finally got it to sewing. It would bind up and not move(feed dogs) then it would move and then stop. I took needle plate off and finally got it to lay right. Not sure if there is an adjustment on the plate or not? Other that that it has been so much fun to operate it. I love it and am so glad i have Her. What feet do you use for Her, do you use speciail one for Her. Thanks Charlee for coming in on this, I trust your advice as well as others. I have had a great response on this. Love this QB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrishs View Post
    Enjoy your Fw---they are such jewels! A little wear just shows a lot of sewing and love! I don't store mine in the case---I want it where I can see and enjoy it!
    That is what I am going to do too, I can't see me hiding Her. She is so cute. If I could afford them I would have one of every color I could find, lol.
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    they are cute and a work horse at the same time.congrats
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    It looks great to me!!
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    Yaaaay! I'm glad you found one you are happy with. She's a beauty!

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    oh how i want a feather w. just cant find one so afread of ebay and other web sites suzieQ

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    Granny, you can get bobbins for Louise from Sew Classic. She uses the low or short shank feet, which are easy to come across. I have bought rolling yarn totes from Michaels to house my featherweights when I want to take them with me. You can also use rolling scrap booking totes as they are also smaller than the regular sewing machine totes. How old is Louise? She will be a wonderful companion for sewing.

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    Congrats, I have two and love them both..... Cases sell for about $40.00 ... Sew-classic have all the bobbins and belts etc.
    I would have her checked out, greased and oiled and she'll purr like a kitten

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    Oh, she's pretty! Have you looked her number up yet to see when she was born? http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html As for her not being the best, I find that I'm afraid of hurting the prettier machines, so am perfectly happy with a well-loved one because I will use them rather than just putting them out to look at.

    You can get the bobbins from http://shop.sew-classic.com/Bobbins-...-SCBN45785.htm for a good price. (I am not affiliated with this shop in any way, other than it has great prices and I shop there often.)

    What type of issues are you having? I always look at the threading. Is my needle new? Is the bobbin in correctly? Is my thread the appropriate size for the fabric? Then I look at the tension before thinking it's something more serious. Look on this page - http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...s-200-299.html and download the manual for the 221 class. There is a tension assembly picture in there that will tell you exactly how to put the tensioner back together if you decide to take it apart and clean it.
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    How do I tell how old she is, I don't see any numbers anywhere.
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    The serial number will be engraved on the bottom.

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    thanks to all, I will check out the cases in case I want to travel with Her, I am sure I will want to take Her and show Her off Especially to my Aunt Louise. I named this little doll after Her, lol.
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    Happy for you !!

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