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Thread: Totes for Featherweights

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    Totes for Featherweights

    What does everyone use to carry their 221 Featherweights around, if you don't happen to have a hard case? Does someone make a soft case that will hold them.

    I really don't need the original black hard case that they came with, I would like a soft, zippered case. Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    If you don't have or don't want to use the original hard sided case, maybe one of the soft sided, zippered cases for a serger would fit?

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    I bought a pattern for a case from featherweight221.com. It comes with an embroidery design so you can put the classic featherweight swirlyq on it too.. The pattern I have is listed on the top of this page here...http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx.../patterns.html. I haven't made it yet, but I will probably do it later in the spring.
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    http://www.221parts.com/
    This site has a lightweight soft sided bag for our Featherweights. I have one and love it!! There is a pouch on the side where you can keep your book on oiling and extra tools. I'd check this out, much better than the heaving original case.
    I've also heard of people using bowling bags. The bag is $39.95 and worth every penny.

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    I went to goodwill and found 2 bags that where perfect for my FW's cost $5.00 total.
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    All these ideas sound great!

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    After looking at this tote, I have an old Creative Memories scrapbooking bag I could add batting to, to use as my tote. Yeah me (insert clapping hands smiley here )


    Quote Originally Posted by Sally J View Post
    http://www.221parts.com/
    This site has a lightweight soft sided bag for our Featherweights. I have one and love it!! There is a pouch on the side where you can keep your book on oiling and extra tools. I'd check this out, much better than the heaving original case.
    I've also heard of people using bowling bags. The bag is $39.95 and worth every penny.

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    I like having wheels on my machine totes. Someone at my office was giving away one of those old style file boxes on wheels, and I took it. My FW fits perfectly in it, and I can put a bag with all my supplies on top of it and bungee strap it to the extended handle. Perfect!!

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    I put mine in a suit case with wheels. It fits perfect. If you are real careful it should be fine, otherwise put a little stuffing (batten) around it. Rowena101

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    I use my Serger trolley bag, it is on wheels with an extendable handle and has room for all my sewing bits and pieces. I leave the FW in its case for extra protection.

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    Featherweights are like purse dogs (said with affection) you can make them a highfashion accessory

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    I have a Liz Claiborne travel bag that has wheels. I bought it at a discount store. There is enough room for the machine plus extras. Bonnie Hunter of http://quiltville.com/ uses. Rick Steve's Roll Aboard Cabin Tote Bag when traveling on airplanes.

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    Mine is in a soft side, collapsible beer cooler I bought at the dollar store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell View Post
    I bought a pattern for a case from featherweight221.com. It comes with an embroidery design so you can put the classic featherweight swirlyq on it too.. The pattern I have is listed on the top of this page here...http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx.../patterns.html. I haven't made it yet, but I will probably do it later in the spring.
    Gailmitchell - Thank you for the web site - I have been looking for some of the items that Dave has. Nice to know he is around. Also wanted a soft sided case for my Pawnie. So again Thank you for the site.

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    I bought a soft zippered carrying case from Janome for $25.

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    I bought a rolling knitting case from Joann's with my 50% coupon. It's sturdy and has enough room for my necessities and it is still lightweight for me to carry by hand. I put my footpedal and tool box in pouches I made out of fleece so they don't scratch my machine. I can tuck a small project in the outside pouches and also inside. I'm very happy with it.

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    I found a cooler at the store that my featherweight fits in just great. Besides the soft outside it has a plastic inside which adds very good support. The top has zipper to keep it closed.
    Mary

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    There are some companies that sell soft FW cases. I put my FW in it's case and then put it in my Tutto when going to class. Very nice, since it has wheels.

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    I suggest a tool bag from Harbor Freight. Lots of room for project, machine, pockets for stuff and it is on wheels. It is not a very pretty bag but it is cheap and well built. In fact they are on sale right now for $19.99 regular price is $24.99. Here is the link
    http://www.harborfreight.com/20-inch...-bag-3264.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell View Post
    I bought a pattern for a case from featherweight221.com. It comes with an embroidery design so you can put the classic featherweight swirlyq on it too.. The pattern I have is listed on the top of this page here...http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx.../patterns.html. I haven't made it yet, but I will probably do it later in the spring.
    I love these patterns! Thanks for sharing!

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    I have one of mine in a plain old small rolly cart. I can roll it and it holds my project usually.

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    I also have a Featherweight soft case. My cat kept clawing the covering of my hard one. We got it through an ad that appeared in many quilt magazines. I think they still advertise, but I think it is for an old fashioned Featherweight table that looks like a card table. The bag has Featherweight embroidered on the side and a nice pocket on the outside. I really like mine and it is lighter than the old box.
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    I have a wonderful tool box kit that I bought at a local big box hardware store. It has a hard bottom and soft top with pockets and zippers. It fits the Featherweight perfectly and costs about $15.

    Pam

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