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Thread: Over edge foot

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    Over edge foot

    Does anyone currently make an over edge presser foot? I've been using the ones that came with the 60s and 70s vintage Singer ZZ machines and I've come to like them. But all of those I have are the old thin ankle snap on feet. I'd like to have some low shank solid type feet if anyone makes them.
    I've been looking but so far have not found any.

    Joe

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    Picture? Not sure of your description.
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    Why did I know you were gonna ask that?

    I'll see if I can dig one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by path49 View Post
    Now I know what Joe is asking about. Is that it Joe?
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    Your zigzag stitches form over that bar in the middle...it keeps the stitches from pulling too tight & making the fabric tunnel. I've had a similar one for about 20 years. It works great! You can zigzag (or use your machine's overcast stitch) on the edge of silk, batiste...any soft fabric & the edge stays nice & flat.

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    Path,

    Similar but not the same. I just spent a half hour taking pics and stubbing my toe ( on the HOTHER in it's case on the floor), editing them and putting them on photo buket. So I'm gonna post 'em, then I'm gonna root through my footsie box and see if I have one like you found at Nancy's Notions. If so I'll try it out and see how it works.

    The foot is on my 401A and is a Singer snap on foot:
    Close up of the foot.


    Sewing.


    End results.


    So the end result is the same as Nancy's but the foot is designed different.

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    I have 2 obvious listings for slant overedge feet in my spreadsheet from my supplier, one for Riccar machines and one that doesn't list what shank it is: 385100

    I can't find anything on google or bing for it though. If you can find out if that's a low shank, you can see if anyone sells it, or can get it for you.

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    I dug through my box of feet and found two that look like the ones on Nancy's Notions. Mine are Japanese made, but do not look like junk. I thought they were Singer parts until I used my jewelers loop to read what is on them.
    Unlike the modern made presser feet, these are all steel.

    On the top of the presser foot bar side of the ankle they are marked with an "L" over the word "Japan".
    The on the inside of the top of the foot it's marked: US PAT. 3512490, under that; OTHER PATS. PENDG.

    I haven't used them yet, but will do so soon.

    Joe

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    Joe, I've never seen any low shank overedge feet that are made like the Singer slant shank ones (wire on the right side, etc). I DO have the Singer slant shank one that's NOT a snap-on...& the overedge cam that is used with it.

    But all the low shank ones I've ever seen are like yours (& the one at Nancy's Notions). mine might be the exact same foot. I like mine MUCH better than the Singer ones. Seems to keep the stitches (& fabric) flatter.

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    Pat,

    Thanks. As long as I have these then I'm good to go.

    Joe

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    I did a search and found the foot on Jenny's sewing studio for $9.95....www.jennys-sewing-studio.com
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    I want one! Now I have to go through all those feet I have and see if I have one!

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    I put one of the ones I posted the pic on above on my Alden. Worked good until he who shall not be named switched to a different stitch pattern. At which time the needle came crashing down on the little flat divider bending that and breaking in two.
    The foot no longer feeds right. I'm gonna try to fix it.

    And, the over edge foot for the slant shank Singer snap on ankle will not fit the Singer low shank snap on ankle. The low shank ankle is just enough wider to prevent it. There must be some difference in needle placement to require separating them.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltnutt View Post
    I did a search and found the foot on Jenny's sewing studio for $9.95....www.jennys-sewing-studio.com
    I went round and round in that site and got nowhere. I couldn't find any listings past the index pictures.

    Joe

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    Here's the page, Joe http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com...73_101_164_168 It's a snap-on for a low shank Singer. Styled like the slant shank snap-on one you have but for a low shank.

    I've been looking...etsy, ebay, bonanza, etc...& still don't see a low shank one that ISN'T a snap-on.

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    Thanks Pat.

    Gonna hit up my LSMG tomorrow and see if he has one or two. That would be easier than the internet.

    Joe

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    I became curious as to whether or not I had overcast attachments for any of my machines. Hit paydirt with my Elna SU and Elna 7300. The SU overcast foot is exactly like the ones you have Joe. The 7300 is a snap on foot but it does have two wires that the stitches cross over. There is even a little bristle brush to the side of the wires. Must have some purpose but unsure as to what it is.

    Gone on your road trip yet???
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    So then the two I have are or at least were part of an Elna accessory set. Cool.

    I like the second one. I'll bet that brush is meant to do something, but I can't think of what.

    No road trip yet. It will be at least the 19th before we can head out. Looks like this trip will be a very interesting one too. Besides what we need to pick up we'll meet up with Miriam and compare notes with at least two or three machines we have in common, maybe do some trading and maybe buy some things. Fun times will be had by all.

    Joe

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