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Thread: I = want, desire, need ... an old style non snap on satin foot .............

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    I = want, desire, need ... an old style non snap on satin foot .............

    ............... for my SLANT SHANK machines. I've got several of the new plastic all purpose satin feet and they are junk. The feet wiggle and twist on the adapter to the point you can't keep a straight stitch.

    So can anyone point me to a regular, solid ankle all metal, slant shank, satin all purpose foot? Or two or three of them?

    I'll be looking around and have done so, but so far all I've found is the new stuff.

    Joe

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    Joe, they weren't called a satin foot...& doesn't look like one! It was called an special purpose foot. It's for satin stitching, using decorative cordings, buttonholes, etc. It may have come with your 401...it was with the accessories when it was sold. I have one that was with my 403. And looks like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINGER-SEWIN...item53ebe7f193. It's got a raised channel underneath & slots to feed cording thru in front if you want to use cording in a buttonhole or a design.

    And yeah...you might want more than one. Some have 2 cording holes in front...& some have 1.
    Last edited by path49; 07-17-2012 at 10:15 AM.

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    Yeah, I got a couple of those feet. I was hoping for a regular foot with a hinged ankle. I'm doing the decorative patterns on my quilt parts and that foot just will not walk over lumps caused by seams in denim. The others will.

    I've got the Singer type with the thin adapter, with plastic feet.
    And I've got a couple metal ones with the two big long toes sticking out.

    Lets see if I can find a picture of what I want. Will post it if I can find it.

    Joe

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    That was what was sold as Singer's satin foot originally. I haven't seen any slant shank satin feet that LOOK like a traditional satin foot & weren't plastic. But that's not to say that they're aren't any!

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    A bit of work BUT did you consider taking a zigzag foot & filing a groove on the underside?

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    OK, I took some pics for illustration purposes:

    Here is what I have.

    They are all capable of doing what I want, but each has something I don't like about it.
    >The one on the left is great for flat surfaces. But if you try to do decorative stitches over seams as I'm doing, it balks at it.
    >The center one is the new style and works pretty good, you can see through it, but it doesn't fit the shank right. It fits such that the foot is off to the left enough to cause trouble in some machines. I've got a bunch of these in slant and low shank and most are that way.
    >The one on the right is the old style Singer narrow adapter snap on foot. It works but the foot wiggles and twists on the adapter to the point it looks like it's pigeon toed. That also makes it hard to keep a straight stitch. I have several of this type of snap on adapters and this type of foot seems to do this with all of them.

    THIS IS WHAT I WANT:

    This sample came from my Alden and remains there. It just flat out works well on irregular surfaces. It has a 7 mm wide slot so it will work with all of my Slant Shank and other ZZ machines.
    If I could find a foot, or feet made like this for the Slant Shank Singers I'd be tickled pink!

    I've checked with my favorite good store, Sew-Classic and they don't have anything for Slant Shank machines like what I want.

    Pat,
    That is an idea, but could I get it smooth enough that it wouldn't grab the material or threads? I've had rough and worn feet do just that. Don't want to create my own problems.

    Joe
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    Joe, pm me your address and I'll send you one of the feet I've got. It looks like your pic, but might not be right.
    Bobbie

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    Liz / Calgary

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    Yeah Joe, I knew what you wanted BUT I've never seen one for a slant shank either.

    I'm sure you could get it smooth enough but it'd take a little time. After filing with a small file, wrap a fairly coarse emery cloth around something the right width...& rub it down with that. Then progressively use finer emery cloth til it's smooth. I've smoothed the bottom of feet with emery cloth many times. I never tried cutting a groove in one but I can't see why it wouldn't work. If you have a Dremel tool, you could file the groove with that...& buff/polish it, too. But no reason, it can't be done by hand either. I'm pretty sure it could be done...

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    Never mind, Joe! That one at Allbrands is what you're looking for. I'm surprised...that's the 1st metal one I've ever seen!

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