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Rubywoo
« on: October 16, 2006 12:00:18 PM »

Hello all, I am in real need of some advice here. I have a new Singer sewing machine that I am pretty happy with. The only thing that I really hate about it is the zipper foot that came with it. It is the snap on kind that looks like this one...

http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/08/6f/4f/ff_1.JPG

I really have a hard time with it when I try to sew as close to the edge of the fabric as possible. Do you see how the square part of the foot goes out on the sides? It makes it impossible to sew straight when I go next to the zipper pull. I always have to go farther from the zipper than I would like to because otherwise I would get a swerved stitch line going around the pull. Am I clear or confusing?  Does anyone else have this problem with this kind of zipper foot? If you have a ny solutions to my problem, I would love to hear from you. Either PM me or post something here. I would be so greatful! Thanks.
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maydela
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2006 03:18:36 PM »

I have never found a zipper foot that I like using, so I gave up a couple of years ago and have started hand sewing my zippers in.  It really doesn't take me any longer then doing it on the machine, probably because on the machine I had to go back and redo things every time.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2006 06:01:54 PM »

i use the regular foot and adjust the zipper pull while sewing it in. my zipper foot is clear and i lose it ALL the time...so i do it that way.

Good luck!
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TheDishclothQueen
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006 08:58:59 AM »

I, too, usually just sew in my zippers using a regular foot, moving the needle over to the left to get close to the zipper.

BUT, I think I have a snap on zipper foot somewhere that I don't need, and it doesn't look like that thing (no weird square part).  I'll see if I can find it and take a picture for ya.  If you think it'll fit, you can have it.
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Rubywoo
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006 09:47:42 AM »

TheDishclothQueen... That sounds great. I'l PM you to let you know if it fits my machine.
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TheDishclothQueen
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006 04:57:07 PM »

Okay, the pictures are huge, so I'm just linking them rather than posting them here. 

And...there kinda fuzzy.  So really, if you even think this foot will work with your machine, just PM me your address.  I can't use it, so if there's even a chance for you, that's better than it rotting at my house!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/alimoges/zipperfoot1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/alimoges/zipperfoot2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/alimoges/zipperfoot4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v517/alimoges/zipperfoot4-1.jpg
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006 09:15:41 PM »

That is the same foot I have! It gets lost easily b/c it's clear...I painted mine with red polish so I can't lose it.
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Rubywoo
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2006 07:21:14 AM »

Clever! I like that idea. I may have to do that.  Grin
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jewjuan
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2006 03:02:46 PM »

i have that zipper foot.
you can snap it on to the right or left, right?
i never had problems with it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2006 01:14:42 PM »

i have the same foot...i just move the pull out of the way then pull it back when i'm farther along.
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