Use these designs to stitch up a slipcover or tote for your Featherweight!

If you saw slipcovers on Facebook and would like to make something similar for your machine, please scroll down the page to find the embroidery designs Andrea and Cheryl used to make theirs.

If you need instructions or patterns for making a slipcover or tote for your FW, scroll down the page almost to the bottom to find links.

The designs used to make this slipcover are the FW fancy border (two-piece), the FW fancy corner, and a vintage badge design. Most people use the 4" size of the designs, and those are the ones I have included in the Case Pack Design sets. However, because there are different sizes of cases you should double check to make sure this is the size you need. Here's how:

Click here to find a PDF with printable templates and information on exact sizing of the FW decals. You can print the templates to try for size on your project. Save the file to your machine first, then open it and print from that; select the "no scaling" option before you print to ensure you're getting the correct sizes. You'll find some links to free video tutorials below that will get you on your way to making your own slipcovers and totes.

If you find that the 4" size doesn't work for your case and you need the designs in a different size instead, please visit my Featherweight-Themed Page to find the designs in 3" and 5" sizes. If you have questions, feel free to e-mail me.

Designs included in the Featherweight Case Pack, 3pc:

Sized to coordinate with the border just below
Sized to coordinate with the FW Corner Fancy design, just above

This is the badge that comes with the Case Pack. If you would like to order the badge alone, you can do so using the order forms on the Vintage Sewing page. Note that the badges are not available in 3" size.

The FW Case Pack 5-pc set includes the above designs plus these additional designs:

Sized to coordinate with the border just below

This design is sized to coordinate with the FW Corner Plain design, just above.

The FW Case Pack 6-pc set includes all the designs in the 5-pc set, plus the FW Bed Decal design #1A:


You may order the packs in either three-piece or  five-piece sets using the forms below. Please note that all designs in the packs are 4" size. Multiple formats are included. If you wish to order a larger or smaller size of any of these designs, please visitthe Featherweight-themed page where you can order the designs individually or in packs of five.

You will receive your designs within 24 hours, either as an e-mail attachment, or via a download link that will arrive via Hightail.

(NOTE: You are purchasing embroidery designs, not finished case covers!)

ORDER 3-Piece  FW Case Pack

FW CASE PACK 3pc - 3 designs

$ 15 USD


The 3-Piece FW Case Pack contains the three designs shown in the stitched sample:

FW Corner Fancy, 4"

FW Border Fancy, 2pc, 4"

Vintage Badge 301A, 4" - NO SUBSTITUTIONS

Note: price is for the embroidery designs, not a finished case cover.

ORDER 5-Piece  FW Case Pack

FW CASE PACK 5pc - 5 designs, 4in size

$ 20 USD


The 5-Piece FW Case Pack contains the three designs shown in the stitched sample plus two additional designs as listed:

FW Corner Fancy, 4"

FW Border Fancy, 2pc, 4"

FW Corner Plain, 4"

FW Border Plain, 2pc, 4"

Vintage Badge 301A, 4" - NO SUBSTITUTIONS

Note: price is for the embroidery designs, not a finished case cover.

ORDER 6-Piece  FW Case Pack

FW CASE PACK 6pc - 6 designs, 4in size

$ 24 USD

A number of folks have requested a pack that also contains the FW Bed Decal design, so here it is. The 6-Piece FW Case Pack contains all the same designs as given in the 5-pc pack, plus the bed decal for the Featherweight:

FW Corner Fancy, 4"

FW Border Fancy, 2pc, 4"

FW Corner Plain, 4"

FW Border Plain, 2pc, 4"

Vintage Badge 301A, 4"


Note: price is for the embroidery designs, not a finished case cover.

These designs, and other featherweight-themed designs, can all be ordered singly as well, and in additional sizes. Click here to go to the FW page.


Wondering if you've got the right badge for your FW case cover?

This is indeed the same badge as appears on many 221 machines, and it's the one used on several of the FW Cases shown in the pictures on the site.

I have named this design "301A",  because it also appears on many 301 machines, including all four in my collection, and to avoid confusion with my other 221 badge designs.

Need a pattern or instructions for a FW Case Cover or Tote?

Please note that I have no affiliation with any of the folks mentioned in these links, but am just posting them for information purposes as a service to my readers.  I have listed a sampling of very good free ones here, as well as a few for purchase.

I have not made any of these case covers or totes myself, and I have no pattern of my own.

1. Vanessa, the Crafty Gemini, has some very clear video instructions to make a box-shaped cover for your sewing machine or case. The method would work very well for a FW slipcover, and her tutorials are superb.

2. Another a clear step-by-step tutorial for a cover comes from Professor Pincushion, Tova. Follow her instructions to make a cover for your Featherweight case.

3. Debbie Shore has posted yet another video tutorial, with step-by-step instructions to make a box-shaped machine cover that can be adapted to fit your Featherweight.

4. You could also try this Featherweight tote from Laura at Sew Very Easy -- she walks you through step-by-step with very clear explanations. Or follow her guidelines to make a machine cover.

5. If you need a pattern for a machine slipcover, you can download this free one from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

6. Finally, you can find complete pattern and instructions for a FW 221 case cover here, with clear pictures of each step.

If you watch or read enough of these, you'll get a very good sense of the procedure and will be able to measure and make a slipcover that fits your Featherweight case.

If you like the idea of a tote instead, try these:

1. Sylvia offers instructions for making your own tote on her blog, with clear photos to follow. She used the "Tall" bed decal design -- find it on the decals page.

2. I also really like Laura's step-by-step tutorial on how to measure and create your own zippered tote -- like all her tutorials, it's really ingenious and her instructions are very clear.

3. If you would prefer to purchase an actual pattern, you can find one from the Featherweight Shop.

4. I also recently came across these patterns for Featherweight case liner and tote bag on the Archaic Arcane website; they are modestly priced and come with detailed pictorial instructions.

5. Donna B's Blog, to which I used to have a link, is now unfortunatelydefunct, but Donna has offered instructions on how to create a custom tote for your Featherweight case based on measurements you take from your own machine. I'll link to them as soon as she sends along the information.

Cheryl sent in this photo of the tote she made for her Featherweight, using the designs in the 5-piece Featherweight Case Pack. Here's what she had to say:

"Just wanted to touch back with you now that I’ve had a chance to stitch out your FW designs.  They are beautiful . . .  I was about to digitize the badge myself, but just couldn’t see all that work when you had already done it for me at such a reasonable price.  Thank you again for your beautiful designs and your kind and helpful manner.  Included a pic of my FW bag I just finished. "

Cheryl didn't mention which pattern she used to make the tote, but the one in Laura's tutorial (link shown in #3, above) will give a similar result.

Nancy made two stunning totes using a couple of the badge designs. It's amazing how different the same bag pattern looks when you alter the fabric choices. She'll use one of these to carry her new Featherweight -- which she found in a neighbor's trash pile (!) and then lovingly restored.

Darlene has more projects planned using these designs, but couldn't resist sending me a photo of the first one completed: a beautiful mat for the machine to rest on. Next will be the matching cover.

The combination of the pink with the black and white designs is really striking. This is beautiful, as the entire set will be when it's completed.

Says Darlene: "I thought I'd send you a pic of what I made ...great digitizing! Thank you, Jen."

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