Y. S. Star automatic zig-zager

Old 06-15-2015, 06:27 PM
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Found this at a thrift store on Fri. It was marked $4.50 and 40% off of everything that day. I thought it was so cute and had never seen one before. It is so tiny and I read where it will fit any low shank machine. I bet macybaby has one of these. I haven't tried using it yet.[ATTACH=CONFIG]522467[/ATTACH]
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:43 PM
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That is sweet. I would have got it too if I had come across it.
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Very neat. I would have bought it too. I've never seen a zig-zager that uses plates like that to change the stitch style.
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I like the extra cams too. I've seen the ones with little star cams (Griest brand?) but the plates are new to me too.
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Lizzie Lenard has a couple of blog posting on this attachment. She said it was Japanese made. You might want to pop over to read about it.

Can I post her site? Hope so!

http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.bl...zigzagger.html
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She's a valued member (Muv). I have one of these too, but never noticed any plates
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Old 06-16-2015, 07:19 AM
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That is neat!

I don't have one, I believe they are bit too "new" for my collection - but I could be wrong there.

Is it made for a straight stich machine? Some of them need a zigzag machine too work
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Originally Posted by Macybaby
That is neat!

I don't have one, I believe they are bit too "new" for my collection - but I could be wrong there.

Is it made for a straight stich machine? Some of them need a zigzag machine too work
I guess I thought it was only for a straight stitch machine. I really know nothing about it.
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sorry - I had buttonholer on the brain! Of course a zigzagger is for straight stitch machines LOL!!
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Originally Posted by Macybaby
sorry - I had buttonholer on the brain! Of course a zigzagger is for straight stitch machines LOL!!
I use mine on ZZ machines too.
Also looked at my model YS-7004. Looks like the OPs but doesn't have the plates. Instead it has a size setting lever for 3/8", 1/2", 6/8", 7/8" and 1" positions. I haven't used it yet as I typically need 5/8"... hmm... just thinking it makes no sense to say 6/8" and I'm thinking they meant to type 5/8". It's also logical, as 5/8" is a common size. Guess what I'm getting up to do right now...

EDIT: Yes, 5 makes a 5/8" buttonhole, and a really nice one, too. They just missed it out in the instructions.

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