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Featherweight Case Restore Along: Part 15 & 16 - Apply Leather to the Case Handles
by Ashley Fritsche
Welcome back to the Singer Featherweight Case Restore Along! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on Part 14 of the Case Restore Along right HERE! Earlier this year, we crossed paths with Annette on our Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Facebook Group, showcasing one of her beautiful Featherweight Case Restorations. She was kind enough to create a very informative journey of her restorative process and we hope you enjoy following along!
In today's installment, Annette shows us how to apply leather to the case handle and then how to reattach the handles to the lid!
Products Used in Today's Restore Along:
- Cut and Stitched handle leather pieces
- Original handle
- Replacement handle if needed
- E6000 Glue
- Decovil fabric stabilizer, if needed
- Covered leather handle
- Two leather leaf pieces
- Handle mounting hardware: four pieces
- Glass Head Pins
- X-acto knife
Part 15: Apply Leather to the Featherweight Case Handle
Part 16: Mount Featherweight Case Handle to Lid
Q: "Where can I get a clasp or latch for my case?"
A: We carry the clasp part here, and the case latch/lock here, but they will show as out of stock until we have a fair number to make available for sale - about two or three times a year. You can sign up for the in-stock notification and you will be notified via email as soon as one is available. That said, do not delay when that notification email arrives because they are gone before you can even say "Singer Featherweight!". Otherwise, periodically check eBay or Etsy and be on the lookout for a totally unsalvageable case.
New, Singer Featherweight replica cases are available as well, at least until a clasp can be found for your original case.
(No, the clasps and latches are not interchangeable on the new cases with the vintage original cases.)
CASE RESTORATION COMING UP DECEMBER 17TH, 2021!