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Necia

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Date: 6/19/06 3:07 PM

Hi All,

I'm steadily sewing along on a Reversible Tote for my first sewing project, and it's going. The other day I got to the part where I had to sew the velcro on for the pockets. That's when things became a nightmare. I explained my woes to a coworker and he suggested I buy some feet for my machine. He even showed me some, but didnt know the correct name for them. So I came here to ask, what are some of the feet I should have for my sewing machine, granted they fit. If you can suggest some feet, I'll look the next time I go to my part store. He already suggested a zipper foot, is there anymore out there I will need?

TYIA
Necia

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Date: 6/19/06 3:55 PM

There are so many feet that can be purchased for almost all machines. So, I guess what I'm saying is that you have to buy what you think you need.

You should definitely have a zipper foot. Do you quilt?? in that case you would probably want a walking foot. Do you ever sew on fabrics like leather, pleather, vinyl - then you would want a teflon foot. And, as they say - the beat goes on.

I'm setting up a link for you to check out some presser feet on the Singer site that will give you some good insight in some of the wonderful presser feet available for almost all machines. I don't have a Singer either - it's just that most of these feet are available for almost all machines.

Presser Foot Information

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Date: 6/19/06 4:21 PM

It really depends a lot on what kind of sewing you do. Presser feet can get expensive, so don't buy everything right away.

Having said that, I agree that you should have a zipper foot. It's useful anytime you want to sew along the edge of something, not just a zipper. You will need a buttonhole foot if you're going to make buttonholes. I think I would consider those the most essential after the all-purpose one you presumably already have.

The other ones I use the most are a straight stitch 1/4" foot and an open toe foot (so you can see exactly what you're doing).

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Date: 6/19/06 4:31 PM

And the stitch in the ditch foot is a gem and well worth the price.

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Date: 6/19/06 4:48 PM

Necia,

A quick search on the boards showed me this topic you might find helpful.

Helpful Machine Feet

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Necia

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Date: 6/20/06 10:43 AM

Thanks Everyone. Deepika, I will use the search feature next time, I was just so anxious and the obvious escaped me.

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Date: 6/20/06 12:19 PM

If the velcro is giving you fits because it shifting, the best thing I have found is Wash away wonder tape to hold it in place until I get it stitched. Also, a glue stick might help. I find it impossible to sew velcro when pinned on. Just won't be still.

Mirza

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Date: 6/20/06 3:22 PM

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If the velcro is giving you fits because it shifting, the best thing I have found is Wash away wonder tape to hold it in place until I get it stitched. Also, a glue stick might help. I find it impossible to sew velcro when pinned on. Just won't be still.



Mirza

Awesome tip! I gotta try that glue stick, I'm sure my son has one somewhere, considering the glue he got in his hair a few weeks ago.

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Date: 6/20/06 6:57 PM

Just be sure to let it dry well first so your needle won't gum up. Sorry I didn't mention that earlier.

Mirza

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Date: 10/2/07 4:48 PM

Newbie here. Which foot will fit for a straight stitch on a serger, and do i have to readjust it in anyway?

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