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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Any thoughts on Side Cutter II Attachment foot ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Any thoughts on Side Cutter II Attachment foot
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Kelroc
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Date: 2/14/10 5:55 PM

I want to know if anyone have purschased and use the Side Cutter II Sewing Machine Attachment Foot? In its discription on Amazon.com it states that it will fit and work on all Brother, Singer Kenmore etc. machines. I am not ready to purchase a serger and wonder if this will be suitable until I do.

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Date: 2/14/10 6:02 PM

I've used it on machines that came with. It's ok for light use. Not as clean as a serger. You won't have the speed of a serger either. But nicer than a plain zz edge. The overlock style stitches you typically use with it are rather thread intensive, I've never used serger thread on my regular sm but you might consider doing that if you're using it a lot as you'll find you go through thread rather quickly, someone I was working with was using it for an entire garment to finish edges and while not as clean as serged stitches or as finished as other options, that is the one other thing we noticed.

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Date: 2/16/10 5:50 PM

Thanks! This helped in my decision. I think I will just use the overlock stitch on my conventional sewing machine. I have used that and it sews nice stitches. I will just have to trim the seam allowance. Thanks again.

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Date: 2/16/10 6:36 PM

If you get a nice edge why not just cut your seams prior or when you are cutting out the pattern. I used to use those stitches all the time and would use a special foot that the zig zag goes over a bar on and it keeps your material from tunneling, then you can sew right on the edge. Some people actually thought I had a serger back then it did a very nice edge.

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Date: 2/16/10 8:12 PM

I bought one on ebay, because I love gadgets, and I thought it was okay, but not great. I have a serger anyway so it was a curiosity purchase anyway. I also wondered how I was going to resharpen the cutting blad once it dulled.

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Date: 1/15/13 2:51 PM

I purchased one from EBay. It is essentially a cutting attachment placed directly in front of an overcast foot. The only problem was that there was insufficient room for the right side needle swing on the zigzag stitch. My needle hit the "pin" intended for holding fabric flat during overcasting and broke the foot. I am in the process of contacting the seller to find out if this is due to a defect in the foot I received or if this would happen with all of the side cutters.

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Date: 1/16/13 5:18 PM

One of these came included with my EllieG...

Seemed interesting... so I just had to play with it.

I think the thing is waaaaay overrated. I wouldn't spend the money on this one unless there was some good reason to want it... and I honestly can't think of one.

And OMG... at least on my BL, the machine stitches sooooo sloooooow when that stitch is selected. (and I'm not a speed demon.. .but this was painfully slow)

Like what someone said above, a better solution, IMO, is to just use an overcasting foot.

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