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Singer Featherweight Cleaning & Care - Nancy Troyer


If you do not think of yourself as an expert repair person or mechanically inclined, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn you can maintain your singer featherweight yourself!  This is an in-depth hands-on class that most Featherweight owners will want to take to keep their machines running for years.  We will disassemble the machine, cleaning and lubricating each area as we go.  We will emphasize the bobbin area, showing where the threads collect, what is unique to the Featherweight, oiling frequency, motor maintenance, methods for getting rid of that "vintage" odor, and polishing the painted surface.

SUPPLY LIST
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  • Working Featherweight
  • 1 roll of paper towels and 1 bag or box of cotton swabs form the the dollar store (these tend to have less cotton on the tip)
  • Flashlight
  • Screwdriver that came with your machine if you have one.  If not, please bring a Bohin 6" screwdriver.
  • Scraps of fabric to sew out machine
  • Old, soft bath towel
  • Oiler with long tip
  • Singer sewing machine lubricant
  • New needle
  • Presencia or Mettler cotton thread
  • Full bobbin
  • Optional - Apron to protect your clothing, Ott/DayLight desk style lamp.
Cost: $ 45.00
Date(s):
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at Noon to 4:00 pm

Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at Noon to 4:00 pm

Skill Level:Beginner
Instructor:Nancy Troyer