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Tips & Techniques > Convert Spare Straight Stitch Foot to Zig-Zag

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Posted on: 3/20/06 9:15 AM
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Sometimes when sewing sheer, slippery or stretch fabrics, you need a narrow zig-zag, and all the control of a straight-stitch foot. I have found the answer to this by purchasing a spare straight stitch foot for my machine, and a round file to fit into the hole of the foot. Then I filed the hole wider all round by about 1mm. With this foot, I can sew a narrow zig-zag if I am careful to test the stitch width beforehand by turning the hand wheel and making sure that the needle does not hit the foot but goes cleanly into the hole.

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Danielle said... (5/26/06 6:32 PM) Reply
what a great idea!! I am going to try it!!
sewing diva said... (3/21/06 1:45 PM) Reply
thats smart
Jan B. said... (3/21/06 12:08 PM) Reply
I would have never thought of this! Good idea.
Patti B said... (3/21/06 1:14 AM) Reply
Very clever!
regine said... (3/20/06 9:50 AM) Reply
what a very good idea, thanks
 
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