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Date: 1/7/12 2:53 PM

I have a bunch of sewing feet and they even come in a little plastic case where there are fitted slots for them. Plus I have extras that I have bought. I would like to use more of my feet - but I don't even remember what they are for! Does anyone have any solutions for organizing and labeling feet so that I will actually USE them?

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Date: 1/7/12 7:39 PM

After searching around for ages to find just the right box, I went to Lowes and found a little plastic box with dividers; about 1/3 the price than at Joanns. I don't label mine, but have enough room in the box for every foot I have (and for me, that's alot!) But if you want some advice (funny, I thought you asked... ), there is a book out called Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques, which uses every foot there is; some I don't have.

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Date: 1/7/12 10:37 PM

I love that book! In fact to spend a day with that book doing all her samples makes for a lovely day. I'll see if I can link it from Amazon.
I also use those plano boxes from Walmart..there are 2 which I have found useful. The Options box 2-3601 for clip on feet like Viking and Pfaff uses. If using a Bernina with coded feet the options box2-3750. Then I tape the number of the foot in the slot where the foot is placed. I then have a notebook which has the foot number then the name of the foot and reference to any guides and info I have for it's use.
IMHO the feet make a huge difference in success or frustration in sewing.
I wish I could be as organized with sewing techniques I learn!

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Date: 1/7/12 10:46 PM

it worked, but it linked to my amazon account which is not what I wanted. I'll try again. /// Well since my computer remembers my amazon account I can't link it. The book is Encyclopedia of Sewing Machine techniques by Nancy Bednar and JoAnn Pugh Gannon...go to Amazon and you'll find it. I'll have to see if my private info is passed along when I link to Amazon...it is strange.


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"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life's about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
Dan 9:24-27

Bernina vintage and computerized, Bernina and BL sergers , BLcoverstitch (a stray Pfaff and Viking followed me home too)

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Date: 1/8/12 0:51 AM

Enclyclopedia of Sewing Machine Techniques
A useful little book. Google Books does the discourtesy of deleting all the images-- but I can assure you that the photography is clear, well composed, and, in places, downright beautiful. The book does tend towards the decorative and the heirloom sewer, though.


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Date: 1/8/12 1:14 AM

Wow you are good!!! That's what I should have done because it has the Amazon link over to the left. I agree it is a bit on the decorative side but I think Miss Fairchild recommended a book that should be in every one's library...IMHO anyway. Don't you think a day sewing up her samples sounds like a lovely day? In fact I have a machine I need to learn.. I might just do that tomorrow. Not only all the feet, but all the features for an unfamiliar machine. Thanks Andye and Miss Fairchild.

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Date: 1/8/12 3:52 AM

I just use a divided tackle box from the hardware shop, each foot goes into a separate compartment, each compartment has a small circle sticker with a number, then in the lid I have a typed up list....eg 1. Zipper Foot, 2.Blind Hem etc. So its just a matter of finding which number compartment and the foot should be there :)

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Date: 1/8/12 5:53 AM

I have a puzzle box that came with feet that I use for mine. They have places for each of them, and it matched my machine.

That is about as fancy as I actually am.

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Date: 1/8/12 9:52 AM

I have plastic boxes from Hobby Lobby ($1-$2) that look like a craft version of a tackle box. I make samples with my feet and staple the samples to a page of paper and write down notes on any issues I had while making my samples, as well as tension adjustments, tips on set up, etc. The feet go into the box with a taped down piece of paper labeling the foot, and my samples go into clear sheet protectors.

I also printed out as many sewing machine feet function PDFs from Sewing Machines Plus (zipper foot sample link) and file them into the same binder.

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Date: 1/8/12 10:07 AM

Those are very helpful solutions, and the book is now a must have on my list! I think a day sewing samples with all my feet would be well spent. Thank you!

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