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Thread: chain stitch attachment question

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    Senior Member MrsBoats's Avatar
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    Question chain stitch attachment question

    Does anyone know, does the chain stitch attachment that goes with the Touch & Sews (mostly 600 series, afaik) fit on/work with the Singer 400 series?
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    We asked our LSMG the same question. As far as he knows it "should" fit any slant shank machine. We haven't bought one yet to try on our 401, so take this with a grain of salt.

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    I haven't heard of a chain stitch attachment. I just thought chain stitching was a technique of sewing a bunch of pieces together before cutting the thread at the needle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I haven't heard of a chain stitch attachment. I just thought chain stitching was a technique of sewing a bunch of pieces together before cutting the thread at the needle.
    This is what I thought too.

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    No. It won't work.

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    I had never seen one, just knew that there was such a thing. I found one on Etsy; the complete set, with the throat plate, the bobbin cover and the guide finger. As soon as I saw it, I knew that it wouldn't work-the throat plate is wrong.

    I think my confusion comes from the fact that I knew that at least one of the 400 series could do a chain stitch, but ISMACS says it's the 411.

    WRT chain stitching-some machines (notably the Touch & Sews, apparently) came with an attachment set that would make a chain stitch. I've seen them used for both embroidery and for making slopers and muslins.
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    Is this an actual stitch design or for chain stitching pieces together?
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    My Touch and Sew has the chain stitch stuff, lol....what is it used for, have never used it. The machine was given to me by my aunt.
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    To the best of my knowledge (which my be wrong) a chain stitch is mainly a temporary stitch that is used like the closure on a potato/onion/dog food bag. If you pull the right (or wrong, if done accidentally) thread, you can pull out the entire row of stitching. On the DSM, one would use it mainly for temporary sewing to "fit" a garment. Many Sergers do a form of chain stitching. On the DSM, the bobbin thread is not used (if I remember correctly). hence the need for the cover plate. It has been many years since I saw/used a DSM with this feature. It is not something that I desire on my machine.

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    I have a machine set up just for chain stitching. I use it for basting.

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