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Presser foot adapter for Vintage machines

Old 03-12-2024, 02:10 PM
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So, I am the very lucky owner of a Kenmore model 117-959 and a Kenmore model 77 sewing machine. I知 wondering if anyone out there knows of a presser foot adapter available for these? Usually pretty good at finding anything I want online, but so far no luck. I would love to be able to use the million modern presser feet on these gorgeous work horses, but must admit I知 not smart enough to figure out how to come up with my own adapter. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 03-12-2024, 04:57 PM
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Looks like both machines are straight stitch only machines. They have the dial screw that holds the foot on. So you'd want to look at Rotary machine parts. Here's a link that might help: https://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/117.959.htm Click on the "resources page" link for more info. Good luck!
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Old 03-13-2024, 07:55 AM
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Thank you so much, I値l definitely check that out. I致e been thinking that if I can稚 find what I need I値l design one. I know someone talented enough to put a prototype together for me. It would be so incredibly useful for anyone that loves these old machines. I sew all my handbags on these two vintage machines and one modern serger, so an adapter would make my life simpler lol.
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Welcome to the QuiltingBoard! I think with a little looking you can find attachments for the "top" clamp Kenmore machine. Attachments for older White machines will fit also.
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Old 03-15-2024, 06:39 AM
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Attachments are easy enough to find, but an adapter just doesn稚 seem to exist. I started drafting something up yesterday so we値l see if I can come up with something that can be turned into a prototype. Sure would be nice!
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Good luck. If you should come up with one, just remember that you are working with only one style of top clamp feet and it probably won't work with all top clamp feet, as seen in this chart.

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Old 04-07-2024, 08:52 AM
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I actually found an adapter that was close, took it to a machinist to modify and now I am able to use every single universal presser foot on the market! The modified adapter also fits all 7 of my antique machines, even my treadle machines, whether they池e Kenmore, Singer, Davis, or Golden Sur. Is making my work so much easier!
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Wow, that sounds amazing. Would love to see what it looks like.
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