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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Pfaff Hobbymatic 947 walking foot ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Pfaff Hobbymatic 947 walking foot
Does this machine come with this feature?
sharianna
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Date: 1/29/07 5:33 PM

Does anyone know if the Pfaff Hobbymatic 947 comes with a dual feet/walking foot. If not, can you buy that attachment. Thanks everyone! Any comments on this machine would be helpful too if you own or have owned one. Sharianna

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Date: 1/29/07 7:33 PM

You should be able to find a walking foot for that machine. I have an old Hobbymatic 927 and was able to find one for mine recently at my local sewing machine store.

Good luck.

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Date: 1/29/07 7:40 PM

Shariana--I forgot to mention, that I really like my Hobbymatic. I use it as my back-up for classes. It's nice and sturdy and the stitches are really nice--so far I haven't had to mess around with the tension.

I mainly use it for piecing, but I'm sure it will be able to handle machine quilting. My mom made a flannel quilt with it using the walking foot and that worked out fine. I lent it to a friend of mine and she loved it (had a hard time getting it back!).

I bet you'll like yours too.

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Date: 1/29/07 8:18 PM

Hi Jenml,

Thank you for your comments. I am choosing between this and the 1471. I really like to sew knits. How do you think the 947 will do with the knits. I think the 1471 will do great. thanks again for your assistance. Blessings. Sharianna

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Date: 1/29/07 10:15 PM

Hi Shariana.

I don't have a lot of experience with knits, so I can't help you there, but I bet the 1471 is a nice machine. Pfaffs seem to be very reliable machines.

Happy sewing and blessings to you also.

jenml



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Date: 1/29/07 10:36 PM

For me, the features that come into play the most when sewing knits are:

The machine should have at least a narrow zig-zag stitch available.

Adjustable presser foot pressure, and/or

A walking foot available. This doesn't have to be built-in, because you can usually by it as an attachment.

Just my thoughts-

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Date: 10/17/09 11:57 AM

Do you like your pfaff 927?
-- Edited on 7/23/13 2:54 PM --

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Date: 10/17/09 5:35 PM

My Pfaff Hobbymatic 955 has a even feed foot built in, which performs the same function but is much less bulkier than a walking foot. Not sure if the 947 is the same, but check the foot mechanism.

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Date: 10/17/09 8:08 PM

I have a Pfaff 1472 that I Love sewing on. What makes it great for sewing is the built in IDT, it's very small narrow foot that comes down when you need it. The advantage of it over a walking foot is the small size but it also works with the zipperfoot, 1/4, standard foot to help feed the top layer at the same rate as the bottom. This machine has a full rotary hook and never jams. The stitches that are important for knits would be a lightning stitch, small zig zag and ability to adjust width and lenght. I also started using a teflon foot when sewing knits and the fabric dosn't stick to the bottom of the foot. Condition of the machine when buying used would be important to also consider.

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Date: 7/23/13 2:51 PM

Hi Kanjelab,

I have a Hobbymatic 927 that I don't use but was going to give to my daughter who loves to quilt. Would this be a good machine for her till she(or I) can get her something nicer?
THanks,
JeanJean

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