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Thread: Singer Model 347 seam guide...need to find

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    Senior Member tngal22's Avatar
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    Singer Model 347 seam guide...need to find

    I can't seem to find a seam guide. The machine I was given didn't come with any accessories. Any suggestions on where I could find one?

    I have found a walking foot for $30, is that a good price? I was told any low shank foot should work with this machine so does that mean I could buy a Singer foot at a fabric store?

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    Do you mean the seam guide that screws into the bed of the machine?
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    Yes, I was looking in the manual and it states one is available (or was when that was printed). I am a newbie so I would like a guide to help me until I get used to the machine.

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    Do you have measurement lines on your needle plate? I have one of the type that you are talking about and I *have* to use it on my Atlas because the Atlas doesn't have any lines on the plate but I prefer the lines instead. It takes a little getting used to because I like to pin my seams, before sewing, and I pull the pins out just before they go under the needle. The pins get caught on the screw-in seam guide.
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    Singer accessories are not made just for one machine. The same seam guide that works for my 1918 Singer treadle works for my 1952 and 1956 Singer e machines and my 1974 Elna. On looking at another manual, it looks like your machine is a slant needle. The number makes sense, too. The Singer 301 and the 400s are slant needle. I don't know about the 500s, but it seems a 347 might be. If that's true, a generic foot will not fit - only a slant needle one. I get my parts from April1930s shop, but sew-classic and others have them, too. Look at this schematic and see which one looks like your machine. It is not a high shank, for sure.
    http://www.april1930s.com/html/sewin...differenc.html

    My LQS sells the guide and screw for $4.95. I like it, though it's a bother to swing out of the way when a seam is wider that 1/4".

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    I was lucky enough to find a Singer 15-91 but it had no accessories. I got my seam guide from a site on the internet, which I can't find now, and it was very reasonable.
    Carmen E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Singer accessories are not made just for one machine. The same seam guide that works for my 1918 Singer treadle works for my 1952 and 1956 Singer e machines and my 1974 Elna. On looking at another manual, it looks like your machine is a slant needle. The number makes sense, too. The Singer 301 and the 400s are slant needle. I don't know about the 500s, but it seems a 347 might be. If that's true, a generic foot will not fit - only a slant needle one. I get my parts from April1930s shop, but sew-classic and others have them, too. Look at this schematic and see which one looks like your machine. It is not a high shank, for sure.
    http://www.april1930s.com/html/sewin...differenc.html

    My LQS sells the guide and screw for $4.95. I like it, though it's a bother to swing out of the way when a seam is wider that 1/4".
    Mine is a Low Shank according to the diagram. So would a generic foot work?

    I found a local quilting store but they are closed until Tuesday; they were redecorating over the holidays. But I hope to visit them sometime this week, if possible. And I do have a JoAnn's close too.

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    The seam guid is easy to find on ebay etc- low shank, high shank, slant etc are interchangable with others of their kids. Univeral items like the seam guide work on most machines where a hole is present- making sure the screw is the right size is your only issue. With the modern advancement of magnetic etc seam guides the screw intype are not required. Use your imagination

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    Sew-classic has walking feet for low and slant shank - a 347 would be a low shank
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    If your machine IS a low shank, a generic walking foot should cost less than $30. I paid $30 for mine a loooooong time ago and prices have dropped significantly since then. I think I paid something like $15 for my last one but can't remember where. Google 'walking foot' and see if you can find one cheaper. I love mine. In fact I rarely take it off of two of my machines.
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