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Thread: What are all these feet??

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    Junior Member rubia's Avatar
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    I inherited my grandmother's 1990's Singer sewing machine which came with a bunch of scary lookin feet and things. What are all these and how do I use them?? LOL

    All of them
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_0744.jpg[/IMG]


    A bunch of close ups
    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_0745.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_0746.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_0747.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...g/DSC_0748.jpg[/IMG]

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    Aww, those aren't scary, they are fun!

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    Ha! A few look like they could be Medival torture devices. LOL

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    4th one down looks like a zipper foot

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    did the machine come with a manual? If so it should show pictures of all the feet with their names!

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    I'm curious too. I have seen some of these in the thrift shops and didn't know what they for.

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    I would help to know what model of machine these come from. Some old machines didn't do anything more than straight stitch. I could be wrong but it looks like you might have a cording foot, a darning foot, a ruffler, a zipper foot (maybe more than one kind?), a special zig-zag foot or applique foot... Do any of them have uneven bottoms, etc? I just realized, I know a more about sewing than quilting which is a really funny statement. I am so new to quilting it takes me forever to complete a block.

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    Picture 1 Center foot looks like a gathering/pleating foot, with additional plate to the left of it. To the right of the pleater is a rolled hem foot. Looking at the plastic feet, it looks like the one on the left is a 1/4" foot.
    Picture 3 looks like a piping foot
    Picture 4 is a zipper foot.

    I found this site which might help you.

    http://www.sewfancy.com/feet.htm

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    go to the singer site and look up the machine by model number and then attachments.

    I see a ruffler and a blind hem stitch roller (upper right corner)

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    The one in your hand, fourth picture is a zipper foot. I like it better than the new ones because you can loosen the bar and slide the foot over to sew the other side of the zipper without taking the foot off. You would need an adapter to use the clear, snap on feet.

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    Working from the last up there is a binding foot that attaches binding automatcally while you sew. Attach the foot place the bias into the hole fromt he right to left and then all the way to the where the main fabric you want to bind and sew. It attaches the seperate binding to the main fabric.
    The next working up is a zipper foot.
    The next one is for attaching cording while you sew. You feed the cord into the hole and sew. that is why there is a small indentation there on the foot.
    The next one looks like it should be for a corded button hole. But, I am not sure... But I don't think this goes to your machine that the other feet fit. It is for a zigzag machine.
    Of the top of the main picture the three there are as follows... the little one that has a little curved lip on the edge... It is for finishing the edge of fabric. Say for a scarf, or a baby recieving blanket. You just feed the fabric into the hole on the edge and sew guiding the fabric to keep it going into the hole right. It turns it and makes the stitch to hold it there.
    Then the one with numbered slots you can change is a pleater.

    The last is a gathering foot.

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    Oh the plastic feet and the other one with a little bar on top do not go to this machine. They look like they go to a janome or a machine that attaches the feet by lowering the foot holding bar onto it. And the other feet that are shinny are for another machine.

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    have fun with your new feet

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    Someone may have already posted this site...
    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/singer-feet.php

    It's Singer's site for all their attachments/feet. You just need to know whether your machine is low or high shank, etc.

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    The largest foot is a ruffler attachment - the small one in your first close up is a button sewing foot (lower feed dogs and use a 3 width on your zigzag stitch - The 3 plastic feet are marked with stopping and starting points to help you with narrow seams - one looks like the LITTLE FOOT - the long skinny one with the screw is your zipper foot and one with a screw front end is a rolled hem... the one with many little holes is a cording foot for feeding through pearl cotton and sewing over the strands with decorative stitches. I think I also saw a binder foot for feeding through bias tape.

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    They are all good! I see rolled hem, darning foot, cover plate etc. You have a manual? If not you might try and get one. It should help explain what each foot is for.

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