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Thread: Pleasant Discovery

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    This afternoon, I realized that my Brother walking foot fits on my older Singer. I needed to make a Bow Tuck, but my Brother quit. So, I had to use my Singer. After working on it a little while, I realized that I needed a walking foot. I thought, hey...can't hurt to see if it fits. It does!!

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    Isn't that neat. I found out this morning that my Janome feet fit on my Singer too. I love it.

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    so there's hope for me. i have two walking feet and don't know which machines they belong to. I wonder if it simply has to do with the shank height.

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    That's great. Did you finish your Bow Tuck?

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    Thats great!

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    Another discovery!! If I take the presser foot holder off my Brother and put it on my Singer, I can use ALL of my Brother feet!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    Isn't that neat. I found out this morning that my Janome feet fit on my Singer too. I love it.
    I saw on Ebay, a 'converter' foot... that basically clamps onto a low shank, side clamping (old vintage singer and others) presser bar... and you can then use the snap on feet like my Janome 4000 uses. Lots of machines today use those snap on feet. And it's a great idea to be able to use them on the old machines too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    That's great. Did you finish your Bow Tuck?
    I just need a button and finish the foundation for the bottom!! I'll take a picture of it later. I'm giving it as a baby shower gift. It's camo..the daddy-to-be is a hunter.

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    My 1940 singer and my 2004 singer feet are interchangeable.
    :)

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    You are just full of good news today!!! So glad for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    so there's hope for me. i have two walking feet and don't know which machines they belong to. I wonder if it simply has to do with the shank height.
    I'm not sure... but aren't there only a few different systems for feet?

    back clamp - treadles
    back clamp, low shank (very old singers)
    side clamp, low shank (1900's singers and clones)

    slant needle side clamps (Singer's slant machines, 301s, 400's, touch and sews, etc.) Anyone else do slant needle machines?

    modern clip on (feet only, no shaft) (no shank on the foot itself, uses a 2nd piece that acts as the intermediary between the presser bar and the clip on foot.)

    What other systems for feet are there?

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    There's the less common long shank - and I think Bernina has a configuration all their own. My vintage Elna (typical short shank) uses a new Janome walking foot, but can't use a Janome presser foot.

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    As you can see in my avatar, I also do slants. :) A 401 is what started my collection of vintage machines. :)

    There are also the high shanks that are standard on industrial machines and some domestic brands. (Singer doesn't seem to have made any domestic machines with high shanks, but Kenmore did)

    And there are also super high shank machines - all of them that I know of are Kenmores.

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    What a fantastic discovery!!

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    My best discovery was that my ancient old Singer buttonholer fits on my new Janome machine. It has a built in buttonholer but it won't stitch buttonholes that are extra thick or long. Most short shank feet and attachments will fit on other brands. The exceptions are Bernina and Husqvarna which only like their own brand and will not accept strangers.

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    Cool beans!!!

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