A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 303,211
Currently Running With Scissors:
477 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: zipper foot?  (Read 1065 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: August 28, 2004 06:38:28 AM »

i always thought the zipper foot was used to put in zippers... it only makes sense right?

however while looking over a few tutorials [zipper top jordy bag, tyvek pouch, zippered pocket in jordy bag] none of them seemed to have used their zipper foot when sewing their zippers.

so is it necessary to use your zipper foot when sewing a zipper?
Offline Offline

Posts: 317
Joined: 02-Mar-2004

se roule un mouton

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2004 07:28:36 AM »

Alright, to the land of zipper foot

I personnally always use a zipper foot on my machine when I sew a zipper because it produces way better results.
BUT if your regular foot is narrow enough you can probably use the regular foot
OR if the zipper has a low enough profile (big plastic one might not be the best if you don't have a zipper foot)

Most of all ... use what your confortable with Smiley

<("<) <( " )> (>")>
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2004 08:32:38 AM »

ooh ok. i get it now Smiley thanks!

another thing though..

you wouldn't happen to have a picture of your zipper foot when its attached to your machine would you? because the booklet that came with my machine doesn't give very detailed instructions as to how you're supposed to use the zipper foot. so im not sure how to put it on, let alone how to use it. hopefully my normal foot will work. but it would be nice to know how to use the zipper foot
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2004 09:25:26 AM »

Arghh..can't refind the picture! I have seen one just a few minutes before. Anyway, your zipper foot looks like half of your normal one, right? The side where there is nothing(you know what I mean, don't you?), has to point to the maschine(where al those buttons and switchers are).
Hope that helps.
If not, what kind of sewing maschine do you have?

Visit my knitting blog:

personal swap friendly
FOC Bandit #12
Offline Offline

Posts: 1451
Joined: 10-Aug-2004

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2004 09:34:49 AM »

I used a zipper foot for my tute, but I don't think I did any pics of it (doh! I had actually meant to). The pics above are of the kind I have, it is the snap-on kind so I do not take off the shank to attach it. (sorry if the pics don't work - apparently my server on the host is under repair for a bit grr).


.:See profile for blog & Flickr info!:.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet Little Mary Jane Booties Part 19/19
How to Crochet Leaves Part 5/6
How to Crochet Leaves Part 4/6
How to Crochet Little Mary Jane Booties Part 10/19
How to Crochet Little Mary Jane Booties Part 1/19
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash
@Home This Weekend: Quilted Patchwork Basket
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.