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Just bought a used sewing machine
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Jeff J
(j.j.81) - F

Locale: Oregon
Just bought a used sewing machine on 09/08/2011 22:09:52 MDT Print View

...with the intent on making a bivy, a synthetic quilt, maybe a vest, and down the road a mid. So first, thanks to everyone who posted their projects; seeing what everyone has done has made me think I can do it.

The issue at hand is the straight stitch foot that came with the Kenmore 158; it's broken. Not terribly, but one of the "teeth" on the foot that helps the feed dog move material has snapped off. Also, the machine was missing the accessories that came with it when it was new, so this broken foot is the only foot I have right now. How badly do I need all the different feet (foots?)?

I'll wind up getting a foot kit sooner or later, but will this stop me from learning until I do?


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Just bought a used sewing machine on 09/08/2011 22:27:43 MDT Print View

Get a foot. They are inexpensive.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Just bought a used sewing machine on 09/09/2011 07:54:54 MDT Print View

Zipper foot is good - if you're going to be sewing zippers

Only need regular and zipper foot

Jeff J
(j.j.81) - F

Locale: Oregon
feet on 09/09/2011 12:27:37 MDT Print View

Okay, I'll get them sooner rather than later.

Sam Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
presser feet on 09/09/2011 23:02:03 MDT Print View

Highly recommend the Kenmore straight stitch foot. Cheap, and more versatile than the zig-zag feet that come on the machines. You can even use them for zippers, with less chance of snagging.

Edited by scfhome on 09/09/2011 23:02:34 MDT.