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    Accessories?

    My machine came with one bobbin and one foot. I have the chance to buy "accessories" that include 3-4 feet, a bobbin and some things I have no idea what they are. They also come with 30 pattern cams that I think will fit my machine. I don't use decorative stitches (but I might one day or might sell the machine) but I'm thinking it might be worth it anyway. It'll be about $20 delivered. Good deal? Anyone know what this other stuff is?
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    Check your owners manuel or call a local rep for your machine they should be able to tell you even if your machine is very old, If you are sure they will fit your machine I'd say go for it, You might have a button hole maker there

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    Doesn't sound like a bad deal IF you can use them.
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    What is the height of the current foot on your machine? Measure it sitting it on a flat surface to the top of the shank. Those look like high shank or even super high shank feet. From what I can tell, the feet are a straight stitch foot, a satin stitch foot and 2 open toe clear feet. It looks like parts of a button hole maker. The 2 round things in the plastic bag are extra buttons from a blouse or sweater. If the cams will fit your machine it would be a nice bonus. If the same manufacturer made the machines you should be OK. What are the first 3 numbers in your machine's model number?

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    Do you have a Kenmore machine from the 70's?

    These appear to be super high shank feet - only Kenmore machines used those, as far as I know. These particular pieces will fit a dozen or two machines from the early-mid '70's.

    Top picture has what seem to be a zig-zag foot, a satin stitch foot and maybe a straight-stitch foot.

    Second picture: buttonhole templates, a Q foot (for Qiana, a very popular polyester stretch fabric made in the 70's) and in the gold box, the fittings necessary for doing the chain-stitch.

    Third picture: needle plate and template driver necessary for making buttonholes with the templates.

    Fourth picture: seam ripper, spool felts and a class 15 bobbin.

    If these accessories fit your machine, $20 isn't bad. You can get larger sets with hemmers and decorative stitch cams and such for the same or maybe a little more, but just these could increase your versatility way more than $20 worth.

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    In case it helps any, I should say that the buttonhole maker for these machines really doesn't produce as nice a buttonhole as the old mechanical attachments that you can get for most machines.

    And the chain-stitcher shown here does a great job for putting growth tucks and temporary hems in children's clothing, but it doesn't produce the type of chainstitching that is so pretty in red-work or blue-work.

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    It's a 158.481 super high shank, according to Google. In any case, my husband ordered it so cross your fingers!

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    Spool felts! Doh! They looked like buttons to my tired old eyes. Thank you for the correction thepolyparrot!

    Your husband sounds like a keeper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    Do you have a Kenmore machine from the 70's?

    These appear to be super high shank feet - only Kenmore machines used those, as far as I know. These particular pieces will fit a dozen or two machines from the early-mid '70's.

    Top picture has what seem to be a zig-zag foot, a satin stitch foot and maybe a straight-stitch foot.

    Second picture: buttonhole templates, a Q foot (for Qiana, a very popular polyester stretch fabric made in the 70's) and in the gold box, the fittings necessary for doing the chain-stitch.

    Third picture: needle plate and template driver necessary for making buttonholes with the templates.

    Fourth picture: seam ripper, spool felts and a class 15 bobbin.

    If these accessories fit your machine, $20 isn't bad. You can get larger sets with hemmers and decorative stitch cams and such for the same or maybe a little more, but just these could increase your versatility way more than $20 worth.
    I have a high shank '70s Kenmore and I love that thing! It is a tank. It is great that you will have most of the attachments, because some are a bit hard to track down. Hopefully you already have a zipper foot. You will have fun with the cams. There are some really cute designs.

    Pat

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