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Date: 6/20/10 10:43 PM

This piece of metal came with my machine and I'd forgotten about it until I was looking at 'stitch in the ditch' foots on google and I noticed a foot with something similar attached, but I've tried and tried and it doesn't go on any feet I have!
Can anyone give this strange thing a name/use??!



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Date: 6/20/10 11:19 PM

Could it be a blindstitching guide that attaches to the presser bar alongside your ziz zag foot? It looks similar to mine. HTH

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Date: 6/21/10 2:09 AM

Ah, as soon as I read 'presser bar' I had another fiddle around and it fits to the bar! Thankyou! But I'm still not 100% on what it does, I think it is a stitch in the ditch guide, although the smaller middle prong goes in the middle the larger more visible front prong is off centre so hmmm....

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Date: 6/21/10 8:30 AM

It's a stitch in the ditch guide, which can also be used to join two pieces of fabric (or lace) together; known as fagoting. Click here for a picture It's used alot in heirloom sewing to join pieces of lace. Just place one piece of fabric on one side of the guide, and another on the other side and zigzag across both pieces.

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Date: 6/21/10 9:32 AM

I agree with the other posts, but why it has two prongs and not one whole blade is beyond me.

You could also use this foot for edgestitching.

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Date: 6/21/10 9:50 AM

Ah, Thx for the description and link Miss Fairchild:) I will have to just try 'fagoting' (lol) now that I can!

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Date: 6/21/10 10:07 AM

In addition to faggoting, edgestitching, etc., here is a picture of it in action being used to make a blind hem.
Linky linky
You may have to move your needle position so as to ensure that the needle just "bites" into the very edge of the fold. I've also used it to attach decorative trim "blindly" to the edge of children's garments. Think rick rack that when viewed from the public side looks as though just the points are attached to the edge. Have fun exploring all the different things you can do with it!

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Date: 6/21/10 12:14 PM

Great thankyou! So many new things to try!

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Date: 6/21/10 12:17 PM

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here is a picture of it in action being used to make a blind hem. Linky linky


I LOVE your "linky linky" and may be using that - HAHahhhaa..it's so cute!

Oh - and that attachment is so very clever. Saves getting a new foot for the job, though I already spent on that for my machines. Had no idea one could get these.

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Date: 6/21/10 8:01 PM

I've never seen the metal piece for sale separately. It came with the attachments on my machine, and I have a few spare that I've gotten in various lots at one time or another. It is a good little doohickey to have though.
Go right ahead and use the linky linky to your heart's content. I got it from a very serious IT coworker from the UK who has a very dry sense of humor from my previous job. It makes me smile, too!

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