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Featherweight Case Refurbishing

Posted by April Henry on

Over on the Featherweight Schoolhouse today (under maintenance), you'll find our latest video tutorial.  From a technical, how-to video standpoint, it is excellent -- showing you the entire restoration process for how to refurbish a Singer Featherweight case.  But, I must say, from a Mama's perspective, it's rather adorable!  Our daughter, Ruthie became known throughout the summer on our Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop Tour as the little girl who taught case restoration at each of our classes.  She would personally choose a case at each class to use as an example to show this process. 

It's taken some time, but we finally have put her technique to video form, not only as a helpful tutorial, but for your enjoyment as well.  As a homeschooler now in the 7th grade, this would certainly fall under Speech Class, don't you think?

Ruthie will love to know how her tutorial has helped you in your Singer Featherweight case refurbishing, so please let us know in the comments below!

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27 comments


  • Ruthie,
    Great job on your tutorial. I will be refurbishing my cases:)
    looking forward for more of your tutorials on Featherweights.

    Jeanne on

  • Hi, Lillian — good question! On the Schoolhouse, under Maintenance, there is another tutorial for how to remedy the musty or mildew smelling cases. Glad to help!

    Carmon on

  • Thank you Ruthie. You did a great job explaining each step. I will definitely follow your instructions. I do have a question. My case has a musty old odor. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the odor?
    Lillian

    Lillian Sablan on

  • Very well explained. I just bought my featherweight and am hoping to try your method once I learn the other maintenance guidelines. Thank you!

    IRene on

  • Great job Ruthie. I know exactly what to do now. My case is in pretty good shape just needs a little polishing. The inside fabric is loose but I’m sure the wood glue would work on that too. Thanks for your help

    Betsy Orvis on


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