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Thread: Sewing feet storage?

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    If you don't have too many feet to store, you could use the plastic containers that are meant for holding a week's worth of pills. If you find the ones that have Sunday thru Saturday on the lids painted on, you could attach a label over those markings. These narrow containers will fit in your 4" drawer with no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    I use two single row pill holders, like Mon. Tues. Wed. etc. I keep them under my acrylic extension table that fits around the arm of my machine, so I can see them easily and access them easily.
    That is a great idea on where to keep them! Thanks for sharing!
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    I use a small box that fishermen use to store the flies they tie.

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    I put all the feet for my Pfaff in one of those boxes that I got from Nancy's Notions (ArtBin containers). Then I decided that I couldn’t remember what was what because I had modified some of the feet so I put names and pictures of each foot and taped it to the inside of the lid. That’s as far as I got, my other machines are asking me when they will get cases for their feet. One of these days...maybe! LOL

    Here's a pic of my lid info: Name:  Pfaff-Sewing-Machine-Presser-Feet.gif
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    Great ideal. Thanks!

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    I use the plastic pencil boxes that Walmart sells for each machines accessories, bobbins, and feet. I label the top of each box with the machine model and name. I can find stuff pretty easily and my cats can't get into anything.

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    I purchased at Wal-Mart a plastic case that is intended for small toy cars. The case is customizable so your walking foot would also fit. It doesn't need to fit in your drawer, you can lean it against your sewing table, that way it will be near to your sewing machine. The case also protects the presser feet from damage. I bought several platic cases for my presser feet for my machines and in my opinion, the toy car case is the best.

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    I bought one of those craft 12"x12" sectional containers with drawers. I just stash the most used ones in there. The sewing table has nothing on the right, so I bought a unit with drawers, and then the smaller one to go on top. At least I have a place to stash pins, extra light, bobbin winder on the top of the container.

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    My Bernia came with a hanging foot storage but for extras I use a plastic tackle box, works wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDesigns View Post
    I put all the feet for my Pfaff in one of those boxes that I got from Nancy's Notions (ArtBin containers). Then I decided that I couldn’t remember what was what because I had modified some of the feet so I put names and pictures of each foot and taped it to the inside of the lid. That’s as far as I got, my other machines are asking me when they will get cases for their feet. One of these days...maybe! LOL

    Here's a pic of my lid info: Name:  Pfaff-Sewing-Machine-Presser-Feet.gif
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    I really like your idea to have the picture and name of foot, really helps when the brain goes dim.

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    I use the fishing box designed for lures, it comes with dividers so you can make the slots different sizes to accommodate your feet, I also keep needles, bobbins ect...
    in there, so if I am going some where I just need my box and I have all that I need with me

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    I use a small notebook with clear plastic pages with pockets. I printed a copy of the foot with name and put the foot in the pocket. I want a foot I open the notebook and look at the name w/picture and have my foot. The notebook sits on the shelf with the pattern books easily and always available. My travel machine does not have a notebook just a small divided pouch; I don't have alot of feet to take when I travel or go to meeting. Usually a project is designated and only the necessary items are taken. It works for me. A year ago I sent the idea in to Fons and Porter and have not heard back.

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    I have one drawer in my sewing table. i don't use this space for anything but purple plastic ice cube trays. All my sewing feet go in the trays and are always right at the machine.

    The feet have numbers on them and so do the tray holes so they always go back in the same spot. Other, larger feet are also in the drawer but kept in the plastic holder they came in.
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    For those using or considering the magnetic strip to hold feet (or magnetic pin holders for that matter), consider the fact that the magnet will magnetize the feet just as the knife racks magnetize knives stored on them.
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    I use thes boxes to keep my sewing thread in, it is great and you can see through to get the color you need. They are great for your embroidery thread if you are going to take it from home. Lots of uses for these.
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    My DH just bought me a wooden box with lots of drawers for all my special stuff for my machine. It even locks so others can't mess with your stuff! He got it for me in Harbor Freight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    I use one of the small plastic see through craft storage boxes with dividers. I use a marker to label the type of foot per compartment.
    Sandy
    I use this type of box as well. I also used a label maker - lol - Great minds!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    Sewing feet storage?.... what I really want to know is if any of you have come up with a better system for storing your feet?
    You just don’t have enough machines, that's all.

    I store my walking foot on my Consew 225.
    My wide zigzag foot is on my Singer 20U33.
    My regular zigzag foot is on my Singer 403A.
    My straight stitch foot is on my Singer 28K2 Handcrank.
    My other straight stitch foot is on my Singer 66-1 Handcrank.
    My darning foot is on my Singer 96-40.
    My zipper foot is on my Singer 834 Stylist.
    And my quilting foot w/guide is on my Singer 404.

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    ThayerRags, Oh my! I wouldn't want to jump from machine to machine! Good way to get my daily excercise though! LOL I'm down to 5 machines and thinking about getting rid of 2 more, to much clutter!

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