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Walking foot for a Singer 99k and a 15-90 clone

Old 02-24-2013, 08:16 AM
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Default Walking foot for a Singer 99k and a 15-90 clone

I tried using a walking foot on these machines and the machine seemed to lock up or something. I googled it and on one page it said they have a built in walking foot? Also does the 15-90 have a built in darning foot too? I've been reading this forum on old machines and got those two in the last yr. lol. I just don't halfway know how to thread or sew on them!

Any help is appreciated!

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:00 AM
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Are you sure you have a low shank walking foot and that it's installed correctly? No, these machines do not have built in walking feet or darning feet.
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It sounds as if you don't have the right walking foot for these machines. They would take a low-shank foot such as this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINGER-Even-...-/370613789188

They would not take this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Singer-Even-Fe...dp/B002EZRV4C/

The vintage machines did not have built-in anything! Darning foot is a separate foot, as is the walking foot.
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The one I have looks like the first foot with the hook to go over the needle, but it's not square it's rounded on the back end of it. I got it at Joanns and it worked on my old Kenmore. ????
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Originally Posted by HopeandFaith89 View Post
The one I have looks like the first foot with the hook to go over the needle, but it's not square it's rounded on the back end of it. I got it at Joanns and it worked on my old Kenmore. ????
That's your problem, then. First, straight stitch only machines need the correct walking foot like this one http://shop.SEW-CLASSIC.COM/Low-Shan...tch-P60400.htm It' s made especially for straight stitch only machines. The universal one you purchased is too large for the feed dogs as it's a zig zag walking foot.
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Great info! I knew that featherweights needed a specialized walking foot, but didn't realize it had to do with the nature of the machine being straight-stitch only.
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Thank you ladies! I ordered one of those.

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