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Thread: How do you organize/store your sewing machine feet?

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    Senior Member Tilladare's Avatar
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    At one point I had a Bernina sewing machine, and just LOVED the foot/bobbin storage case.
    Now that I have a Baby Lock, I want to be able to organize my feet, but cant seem to wrap my brain around what would work best.

    So please share...
    Are your feet all nicely organized somehow?
    Are they simply jumbled together in a container?
    Somewhere in the middle of those 2 extremes?

    Sorcha (Queen of the "Oh that needs to be in a container somehow" set)

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    Mine are in an organizer I keep by my machine that holds small rulers, pens, pencils, scissors, and rotary cutters.

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    Right now mine are just either in the little thingy (like my technical term) on the front of my machine. Tho some are haphazardly thrown in a drawer on my sewing table ... I need help too lol

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    I have a little storage box that has 9 drawers in it. I store them in that... I found it at a thriftstore.
    It is only about 4" tall and 6 or 7" wide... perfect for all of my feet except the walking foot :D:D:D

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    little tackle box thingy. it kind of looks like an overgrown daily pill organizer.

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    I have had them all tossed togheter in a box.. but recently got on a organzing zpree, because honesly , some of the feet I could not remermber what they were for...
    I bought some tool organziners. I bought about 10 of these things. I have one for buttons, one for sequins, one for beads, etc, and one for sewing feet... The size of the " squares " are changable by little dividers that slide in and out. making the squares longer. I made labels for all my feet and taped the label into the bottom of each square. I love it... so far it's the best thing I have done in my sewing room!!!

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    I have a custom fitted box that Janome provided. I love it!

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    I have a small tackle box for my feet and needles. It's cheaper to look in the fishing aisle than the craft aisle. Same brand, practically same style a few dollars less. :)

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    I keep all my feet in ice cube tray compartments in a drawer next to my machine. I have them in numerical order so they are easy to find when I need them.

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    Tackle boxes are really nice!

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    I have a plastic storage box with a hinged lid and 32 compartments. I store each foot in its own with a typed card that tells me what the foot is for and replacement #. It holds my Janome and Brother parts and a few old Singer treadle parts. I made a wide elastic band to go around because the top opened once and they all dropped on the floor. Never again.

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    My Viking Sapphire has a compartment on the back part of the sewing bed that opens up. It holds like 10 feet and bobbins, all in their own little slot. I LOVE that the did this.

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    I use my tea chest, the ones that came with each machine are right there with the machine in tool box
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    I use a two-sided fishing tackle box. Using a labeler, I made numbers for the cubbies. After I placed a foot in a hole, I made a corresponding a number/label with the name of the foot that I put on the lid. Sometimes I buy a foot for a specific project and umpteen projects later can't remember what the darn foot was called.

    I decided the explanation was harder to understand than a visual. I hope this helps. The tackle box I just bought for my daughter's sewing feet has colored hinges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leaha
    I use my tea chest, the ones that came with each machine are right there with the machine in tool box
    I like your tea chest. Very pretty. I chose my tackle box for travel to and from class but that wood is beautiful.

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    All these ideas are wonderful! I especially like the labels idea, otherwise I'll never know what the foot is!

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    I use the little weekly pill boxes. There are seven compartments and they travel well to classes also. They also have the boxes that have 28 compartments for pills. They hold most of the feet except the walking foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare
    All these ideas are wonderful! I especially like the labels idea, otherwise I'll never know what the foot is!
    Here's my admission of guilt. :oops: I actually had to look mine up a bunch of times, double check them, go ask my dealer to make sure they were what I thought they were, then was afraid I'd forget. That's when I came up with the labeling idea. (The feet in the tackle box are not the "standard" feet that came with my machine.)

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    I have all of mine in a small plastic case used by fishermen for their lures.

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    I have an older Bernina white tool box with dividers, etc. I keep mine in there along with the small descriptive sheet that came with each foot.

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    I store mine in plastic boxes for matchbook cars.
    Bought mine at Walmart...I don't know if they still
    sell them.

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    I have my extra feet in what is probably a jewelry travel case with clear plastic pockets.

    However, an idea a class mate at a quilting class, of course, we is to keep her feet together with each foot in a small plastic bags and then used a single ring holding them together ... and then keeps them together in a cute little storage bag she made. Each little plastic bag was labeled.

    I'm going to use her idea together with my jewelry travel case.

    ali

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    Didn't Babylock feet come in any kind of a case? Try a craft box (with repositionable dividers?) maybe in the beading section?
    I also saw a case of heavy fabric recently at LQS for feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    Didn't Babylock feet come in any kind of a case? Try a craft box (with repositionable dividers?) maybe in the beading section?
    I also saw a case of heavy fabric recently at LQS for feet.
    Actually, yes, it came with a zippered bag with several pages of zippered compartments in it for the feet. But to be honest, the pages take up several times more room than any other storage option I've seen. 19 feet shouldn't need to fill a square 4inches tall, 9 inches deep, and 11inches wide. That's how much space the pages fill. I am thinking of removing the pages and replacing them with a small box for fishing lures, then I would have enough extra space in bag for all my other sewing notions.
    Sorcha

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliKat
    I have my extra feet in what is probably a jewelry travel case with clear plastic pockets.

    However, an idea a class mate at a quilting class, of course, we is to keep her feet together with each foot in a small plastic bags and then used a single ring holding them together ... and then keeps them together in a cute little storage bag she made. Each little plastic bag was labeled.

    I'm going to use her idea together with my jewelry travel case.

    ali
    This idea REALLY has my brain perking now... Maybe those bags used for embroidery floss?
    Sorcha

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