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Thread: vintage sewing machine attachment

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    Power Poster miriam's Avatar
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    I bought a box of sewing machine attachments. I found a "new" sewing machine attachment still in the package. It is little loops made of wire. It came in the little envelope with the instructions, a hoop and a very dried up rubber band.
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    I tested it out. It is a darning foot. I put it on an old Sears Commander. You have to have the picture to figure it out. It worked great.
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    Interesting! I've never seen a darning foot like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Interesting! I've never seen a darning foot like that.
    my first try but not my last!

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    Cool neat! Wow!!

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    Those are fun to play with - several companies made them and they're especially handy if you have a model for which no darning foot was made.

    That's so cool that you got the hoop and directions with the spring - most of mine were loose in old treadle drawers or mixed in with a box of attachments, the hoop and directions long gone. If you didn't know what it was, you'd think it was just a piece of bent wire - someone messing around with a paper clip. :)

    Someone on one of the mailing lists actually made a spring that works like this out of a large paper clip - she had a back-clamping 66, so no darning foot. This seemed to work for her. :)

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    I have to say it works really good. I would be tempted to make one out a paper clip if it was all I could do. There really isn't much to it at all.

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    Sometimes the old works better than the new. :-)

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    I went to a yard sale yesterday and bought one for .50 brand new in the box. I'll be giving it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    I tested it out. It is a darning foot. I put it on an old Sears Commander. You have to have the picture to figure it out. It worked great.
    I saw one of those listed with vintage attachments and wondered how it worked. Works good!

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