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Can anyone recommend a source for somewhat rare machine feet and/or other accessories?
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Date: 9/3/13 4:51 PM

I've recently gotten back into sewing and realized that a walking foot for my machine would make certain types of projects much easier / more pleasant to sew.

The catch is that my machine, a 1984 Kenmore Model 158.1784282, has neither a high-shank or a low-shank.

The foot configuration looks like this:
Image of the foot configuration from the manual

Does anyone have any advice on where to go to find this sort of thing online? I've tried Ebay but only found one and it was VERY pricy. I've also struck out and a handful of local shops here in Toronto that cater to older machines.

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Date: 9/3/13 5:04 PM

I have looked around the internet too for you and can't find it. That is a very strange foot. I have a 1980 Kenmore with a super high shank and the walking foot is about $50.00 if i can find it. I made the error of not buying the walking foot and the ruffler for my old Kenmore but bought everything else in 1980. Now I wish I had bought the walking foot. You might have to bite the bullet and buy the one you found. Hopefully, someone else will know where you can find it.

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Date: 9/3/13 5:23 PM

Thank you! I inherited my machine about 15 years ago from my Mom (who bought it new in 1984) and it came with lots of mysterious accessories (like automagic keyhole buttonholemakers) that I'll probably never use, but no manual and of course, no walking foot.

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Date: 9/3/13 5:32 PM

If the buttonholer is similar to mine (3 pieces similar to the Griest or old Singer) that you have to attache it makes the best buttonholes ever. I used the keyhole alot back in the day when I was making coats. I am wanting to make a coat this winter; if I do, the old Kenmore will get the honor of making it. Yea, I bought tons of feet for it and didn't use very many of them.

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Date: 9/3/13 5:37 PM

I found the manual just now at Sears Parts Direct and it has the #number of the walking foot that would fit in the accessory list - try Sears parts direct online. It looks like you have a presser foot holder there with the real crook in it, but there are full size extra high feet that fit this thing - it has an extra high shank - the manual lists the feet and the screw on feet are extra high, whereas that oddly crooked piece is your snap-on foot adapter. It takes snap ons as well. I haven't seen this array in person myself, but the manual seems to indicate that.

I looked up the manual as 158.1784 because older machines are usually known by the four numbers following the prefix. There are several versions of the manual, so yours may be a bit different.


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Date: 9/4/13 0:08 AM

It is the flat part of the foot that you are seeking, or is it also the shank? I don't understand what purpose the bent shank has, but you can buy a snap on foot like the photo anywhere. It's a multi-purpose foot. You can get shank adapters too; to make the foot either higher or lower.

If you really need this foot, send an email to Gil at Sewing Emporium-- sewingemporium@aol.com. If he doesn't have one, no one will. www.sewingemporium.com

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