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Thread: Featherweight zipper foot - what does it look like?

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    Junior Member jkwynn's Avatar
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    Ok, I'm new to sewing/quilting and I'm trying to make a wallet with a zipper.

    I keep having trouble with the bobbin thread getting into a tangled mess, and I'm hoping it's because I'm not using a zipper foot?

    Why am I not using a zipper foot, you ask? Because I don't know what they look like... (hangs head in shame.) lol

    My late MIL (who is probably getting a huge kick out of this, lol) left her featherweight to us, and I'm really trying to learn how to use it. There are so many 'extras' with it though - it has a ton of crazy foot attachments, but I'm not sure if one of them is a zipper foot or not. I'd assume there was one in the bunch, b/c she had EVERYTHING when she was alive, hehe. (This is only one of 3 featherweights, for example.)

    I tried to google it, but got several different pics so I'm no better off than before I searched.

    Does anyone have one that they can take a picture of so I can look through these and see if I have one like it? Or should I take a pic of the ones I have (there are a lot) and post that instead?

    I feel like such a dummy, lol.

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    you might post the pictures of the feet here, so others can help you out

    I am still looking for a featherweight

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    Ok, this picture might not be good enough, but I can take a close-up of any of them if I need to.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails attachment-145002.jpe  

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    I probably have half of them upside down and sideways, lol.

    Lots to learn...

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    You zipper foot is the second to the right on the top row. Hope it works for you!

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    (if anyone can tell me what the others are, especially the ones that look like robot attachments, I'd love to know!)

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    the big ones,,,you have 2 are for binding...hemming...do you have the manual because it will have the parts listed...you can google it and they will come up..the 2 with the little hole in the centre are gathering feet for ruffles...then I see 2 with a little curled part to it...that is for making a small rolled hem..tricky to feed the fabric as you begin..that is why I said if you find a tutorial or a demo.it would help...the 2 with the s shape are also for binding...but you have to know how to insert the fabric...looks like your MIL had doubles..the one in th second row with the little measurements is for hemming too...do you have the manual...

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    I do have the manual, but didn't know it until today. I'll go check it out.

    I had been using parts of the manual I found online, like how to wind the bobbin and basic stuff like that.

    Thanks so much for the info!!

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    The zipper foot is the second one, on the left, top row. None of these is the regular presser foot for the featherweight.

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    Just so you know, you loosen that thumb screw and move the foot to the right or left, depending on which side you need to sew on, then tighten it again.

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