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Topic: Lost Brother Machine Foot; HELP!!!  (Read 571 times)
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« on: July 25, 2008 05:44:13 AM »

It would happen just as you have a swap deadline coming up, wouldn't it. You've left all the sewing until last, and you haven't unpacked the sewing machine since you moved house last month. You have your patterns cut, and you're ready to go. Only, lo and behold, you unpack your trusty machine only to find the (insert profanity) presser foot is missing!!!

What I've lost is the all-purpose foot that came with my Brother PS-33 machine (is the snap-on sort, front-loading bobbin (I think)).

My question is what type of foot do I buy to replace it?

It needs to be able to do straight sitching and zigzag, and I've found both variteties separatly, but I  want to be sure before forking out a ton. I can't belive this happened right before I have a deadline, when I've got a partner who specifically asked for items that are sewn!!!!!

Can anyone help me!? Embarrassed

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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008 06:16:32 AM »

A "zigzag foot" can also be used to sew a straight stitch. A true "straight stitch" foot can not be used for zigzag because the space in the foot where the needle goes down into the bobbin area is very narrow. If you are trying to replace the "all purpose" foot the "zigzag foot" should do nicely.

Do you not have any other presser feet you can use while waiting? I've sewn with the "wrong" foot on many times and the only time I had a real problem was the one time I had the straight stitch foot on and tried to zigzag - not good for the needle but luckily I didn't screw up the timing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008 06:37:33 AM »

That was my first thought, thank you so much for clarifying; I didn't want to spend the money and wait out the delivery time only to get the wrong foot!!

Unfortunatly I don't own any other feet, though fingers crossed on this latest job application goes through, I've been dying to splurge on a zipper foot for months! Grin

Thanks again Elijor!!

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