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Thread: VSMS............ Attachments Thread

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    Okay gang you asked for it and you got it! This will be a thread dedicated strictly to the attachments for the vintage sewing machines. It will be interesting to see what pops up in this thread and what we can learn from each other on their uses. So feel free to post away and make sure we have lots of photos so we can see them in action!

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    Thanks Billy,
    DH is in the middle of restoring cabinet & cleaning (per your tute) my 1935 Treadle. Didn't come with any attachments so now I'll know what I need :)

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    I will certainly be here a lot cause some of them look like alien instruments! :)

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    :lol: Now I might have to learn how to use some of the many attachments that I have collected in order to be able to post photos. The ruffler is the one I am most interested in.

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    Here's a common foot just to get it out of the way. ;)

    Singer Rolled Hem Stitch Attachment
    "SIMANCO 120855"

    This one is in nearly everyone's attachment box.
    I've used it to hem a table skirt for the cutting table in my sewing room.
    This is demonstrated on my 221.:thumbup:
    It takes a little practice, but using "Londa's Technique" as I found on you tube, it's not as difficult as you may think!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQuab99YMdE

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    Ok here goes with over 30 photos I haven't demonstrated all because I don't have machines for all.

    My old Sears Commander with a zig zag attachment
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    I tested it out - it will NEVER replace my Singer 403. I had a tough time trying to adjust it's width. At first it was hung up on the thread cutter.
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    Then I got the darning foot out and tested it. I've never used one so it was pretty exciting to test.
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    Then I dug out a hemmer - I used one once on a Viking and was totally frustrated. I can see how this one is a bit easier to use. It is a bit wider hem than I tried before.
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    I don't know what this one is - maybe someone is better informed

    one toe and a wide slot for the needle - not a real great picture
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    This is a group pic of a bunch of short shank attachments
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    Then I tested out a short shank blind hemmer - It took me a while but I did get it to work - I really like it. The foot keeps things lined up so you don't grab too much material - the result was a very even looking hem.
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    This little gadget is kind of intimidating. I've not tried it. I need moral support to manage that thing. I think it needs some clean up and the bands replaced at some point. I have a couple more of these - this one doesn't have a feed dog cover in the box.
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    Some kind of hemmers looks like it would fold fabric - I don't know how they work - they were in the same box
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    Another box of attachments

    just a hand full of Greist short shank attachments - not all have the instructions with them
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    I think this is a WHATZIT

    I had a time getting a picture of this thing - it is Y shaped and looks like maybe something to do with a binding - any ideas?
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    New still in the package - came from one hoarder to another...
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    I need to see if I can fix some socks some time
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    This looks like a bias foot - I've never tried one - any tips?

    the machine is so shiny you can see the tension in the reflection
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    These are just boxes of stuff - I have no idea what they go to or do
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    Still another box of attachments - no idea what they go to

    These seem to go on the machine different from anything I've ever seen
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    A black box with more attachments
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    Buttonholer for old Kenmore - odd way to attach to the machine

    kind of blurry isn't it. It is a very neat box though - I love the way it was made
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    It attaches a bit different from any I've seen
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    Another box of old attachments

    at least I think it is a different box... Those attach on the machine different
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    Some old Kenmore attachments
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    An industrial button holer

    huge and very heavy - for a big shank
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    from the same box - no idea what they came from
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