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Thread: Singer 221 metal bobbins

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    Singer 221 metal bobbins

    I just got a 221....there is only one bobbin with it. Can any of you direct me to where I can buy more?
    TIA,
    Deanna (Cottage Dee)
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    I think it uses a regular class 66 bobbin. You can find those just about anywhere--even WalMart.

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    Order them on line , google ///// singer 221 featherweight and you'll find plenty of suppliers
    Just passing through!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I think it uses a regular class 66 bobbin. You can find those just about anywhere--even WalMart.
    Thanks! I am going on a Retreat this Wednesday-Sunday, and will be using my baby. On my way to WalMart...Thanks again!!!!
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    The Featherweights do not use Class 66 bobbins. They use the 221/301 bobbins and you can get them at Sew-Classic:
    http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Bobb...pack-45785.htm

    Joe

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    Don't buy bobbins at WM. They're junk. Do what Joe says.

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    My local Hancocks sells Featherweight bobbins. I just recently discovered this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    The Featherweights do not use Class 66 bobbins. They use the 221/301 bobbins and you can get them at Sew-Classic:
    http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/Bobb...pack-45785.htm

    Joe
    Thanks, Joe, I'm taking your advice!
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    I would say do what Joe says. Maybe the fact that it worked with mine was just a fluke, but I didn't have any problems! He knows way more about these things than I ever will, for sure!

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    MimiBug123,

    Now I'm curious. Since the 221 bobbin is larger in diameter and skinnier than a Class 66 bobbin I would have never thought the 66 would fit let alone work. I gotta check my FW out with a 66 just to see what happens.

    Joe

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    Joe, Waiting with bated breath!!....lol
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    MimiBug, some people (mistakenly) call the Singer 99 a "Featherweight" - is it possible that someone sold you a 99 by that name?

    The 99 does take the 66 bobbin.

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    I just bought a pkg of 4 bobbins from my sewing machine repair shop...cheap..Picked up my Janome from having it serviced...

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    MimiBug,

    No way in the world could a Class 66 bobbin work in a FW. I just went down and tried one in my FW and the bobbin case would not even fit all the way in. The 66 bobbin is almost twice as thick as a FW bobbin.

    So, if you did use a 66 bobbin in your machine, I'm going to have to agree with thepolyparrot, you don't have a FW.

    Joe

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    Featherweights and 301's both use class 15 bobbins. they do not use class 66. those are for models 66, 99 and 201.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joycet View Post
    Featherweights and 301's both use class 15 bobbins. they do not use class 66. those are for models 66, 99 and 201.
    NO THEY DON'T. Class 15 bobbins are as thick or thicker than the Class 66 bobbins. No way would they fit.

    Singers that use the 221/301 bobbins: late 9W-7, 221, 222, 301. The Class 66 and 15 will not fit.

    Joe ..... who will do a comparison pic of these bobbins in a while.

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    OK, the first picture is a comparison of Class 15, Class 221/301, and Class 66 bobbins.

    The second picture is of a FW bobbin in the FW bobbin case.

    The third picture is a Class 66 bobbin in a FW bobbin case.

    The fourth picture is a Class 15 bobbin in a FW bobbin case.

    As you can plainly see, the Class 15 and 66 bobbins are just too thick to even begin to fit in the Feather Weight (221, 222, or 301) bobbin case.

    I hope this eases up the confusion.

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    Joe, it's nice for you to show pics and to take the time to do this. A simple visit to SewClassic would get someone the right bobbins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Joe, it's nice for you to show pics and to take the time to do this. A simple visit to SewClassic would get someone the right bobbins!
    Candace,
    I put the link to the FW bobbin page at Sew Classic in the 5th post of this thread. I guess sometimes people just skip the existing responses and start commenting.

    And I was wrong, there is another machine that can use the FW bobbins. The Kenmore 120-491 uses a bobbin that's so close to the FW bobbin they are interchangeable.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Candace,
    I put the link to the FW bobbin page at Sew Classic in the 5th post of this thread. I guess sometimes people just skip the existing responses and start commenting.

    Joe
    Yup!!!!!!!

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    Joe,

    The Kenmore 120- bobbin is designated as 'H'. I have an old package of these and it says that they fit the Singer 221.
    I haven't tried them to see if they fit the bobbinwinder pin on the 221, but size-wise then are exactly the same.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    And I was wrong, there is another machine that can use the FW bobbins. The Kenmore 120-491 uses a bobbin that's so close to the FW bobbin they are interchangeable.
    Joe
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    I went to my sewing repair man here in Michigan, I did call this morning to make sure he had them. He said of course! So this afternoon I went over and got 5....$.85 each, but I now have them in hand. I asked him what size they were, after looking them up in the catalog....he said "size 20" So that should settle that, right? Anyway, now I can fill these up with different colors.....I am making an Irish chain, and also the Baby quilt I saw on this Board a couple of weeks ago...taking it all to Shipshewana IN on Wednesday.
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Joe,

    The Kenmore 120- bobbin is designated as 'H'. I have an old package of these and it says that they fit the Singer 221.
    I haven't tried them to see if they fit the bobbinwinder pin on the 221, but size-wise then are exactly the same.

    Cathy
    I have a couple OEM bobbins for my 120-491 but not many. If I ever get the tension problems figured out I'll need some more.

    Do you have a Kenmore 120- series that uses those bobbins? If not would be willing to trade some brandy new FW bobbins for them?

    Joe

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    Joe, I must have gotten the bobbin tins mixed up. I got another one out of my 66 tin and it wouldn't EVEN work in the featherweight. It worked in the Spartan, but not the FW. Sorry for my bad! I'm a dingbat (according to DH), but I can tell a FW from a 99!

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    Joe,

    As usual I'm out of town until Friday. I'll look for those H bobbins then and PM you.

    Cathy
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I have a couple OEM bobbins for my 120-491 but not many. If I ever get the tension problems figured out I'll need some more.

    Do you have a Kenmore 120- series that uses those bobbins? If not would be willing to trade some brandy new FW bobbins for them?

    Joe
    Cathy

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