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« 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?
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« 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)

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« 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?

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« 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).


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