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Many, many feet

Postby nonie » September 19th, 2017, 11:20 am

while organizing my sewing drawers, I came across many feet, to help me get the maximum use from my machine. I also came across some feet I had bought many years ago called "Creative feet" by Clare J. Rowley Greene.http://www.creativefeet.com/
I noticed she even has a facebook page. I have never done anything with these feet and this might be the time to expand and try them.
also the Viking I have, has many feet and many more I could purchase on Ebay.
So what about your machine? do you use the special feet? Have you used the feet for a purpose they were not made for as in--have you used the invisible zipper foot to apply piping?

Lets explore our machines and get super creative.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby NancyF » September 19th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Nonie, I just bought a set of 42 knock off brother feet. I had an Amazon gift card and gave them a try. The ones I tried have worked great. Some are duplicates of ones I have and they sure don't look any different. If I remember right the whole set was between 25 and 30 dollars. I have used a few that I would never have bought but I now find very useful.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby Karens Krafts » September 20th, 2017, 6:19 am

I bought one of those sets of knock-off feet also. I bought a cheap Brother machine when my other Brother broke. I haven't used many of the feet, but they were sure a bargain.
Invisible zipper foot for PIPING????? I can see how that would work, now I'll have to try that! When I go to the sewing room today, I'll give it a try. I can see how that would be wonderful for the small piping.
When I bought my Viking machine, I was given a $300 buying credit. I know they wanted me to buy their wonderful expensive designs, but no, I bought feet. So I have many, many feet. And of those many, many have never been used. But like the invisible zipper foot, Nonie, maybe you'll get me using some.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby nonie » September 20th, 2017, 5:51 pm

Karen, do you have the binding foot? I am not sure how it works but it looks like it would be worth purchasing.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby Karens Krafts » September 20th, 2017, 6:18 pm

I probably do. I'll have to take a look tomorrow and see. I do have a binder foot for the coverstitch machine, but couldn't figure out how to get it around a corner, or how to finish it off. Too many toys, too little skill.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby NancyF » September 20th, 2017, 6:41 pm

Nonie, I got two different binding feet in my collection that I bought. I am going to try them out.

I find I try new feet more when I am making stage costumes because nothing will be seen up close and if the stitching isn't absolutely perfect no one cares but me so I am more likely to try. On a Christening Outfit I want every stitch to be perfect.

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Re: Many, many feet

Postby angelalee511 » September 21st, 2017, 8:05 am

I love my invisible zipper foot for zippers but use my piping foot for piping. That's so I can move my needle to different positions when running multiple stitch lines. I also have the binding foot that I have used twice. It only really works on straight edges and maybe soft curves. Forget trying to get it around a corner. I have two size rolled hemmers but haven't gotten adept as using them. I love my edge stitching and edge joining feet. I want a flat felled foot but I just read this morning that a woman made one from her hemmer foot by removing the rolly thing on top. Viking only has the 9mm flat felled foot, and that's too big for most garments.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby nonie » September 21st, 2017, 9:47 am

Angela, what binding foot fit's the viking? I would love to try one as I am now doing so many place mats and like to bind the edges. Have looked at the foot but do not know what will fit.
I also think I would do more binding if I could get a nice look with half the work.
Nancy F, have you tried the binding feet yet? Will love to hear a review.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby sewmuchstyle » September 21st, 2017, 10:37 am

I need to purchase a few different feet for my machines, Do y'all remember the url for the ones you purchased?
I seem to have misplaced ALL of my rolled hem feet for Everyone of my machines. I have a Singer, a Brother and an Elna and I would really like to get some extra feet for them.
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Re: Many, many feet

Postby nonie » September 23rd, 2017, 8:11 am

Angela, I use the zipper foot for the last application, when I know where the seam will be. Fun trying different feet for different uses.
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