Monday, 20 July 2015

The Turn of the Singer part 2 - aka 'Name That Foot!'

I haven't made anything in a week or so because this week I have a crafting weekend planned with my best friend, so I'm saving projects up to work on then. There should be at least a few things for me to share next week, so watch this space.

In the mean time, I have finally tackled the contents of the accessories drawer, hooray! Hopefully this should be a guide to what's what, or at least what it looks like, for people who are unfamiliar with it all, like me.

When I first got the machine, I checked everything that was with it, was amazed and terrified by all the complicated metal contraptions in the drawer, and promptly shut it again. I keep the bobbins in there, and the spare needles, but have been avoiding all of the extra feet...until now.

So, amazingly, this is a part of the Singer 28k that I haven't photographed yet! Under the hand crank is the accessories drawer; the lid slides open to reveal a handy storage space.
Along with the easily identified things, was all this:
Sorry, it all looks rather surgical on my white table, but you get the idea.

So, from what I've now researched, I think I've got these right (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'll be happy to amend).
One binder and four hemmers. I'm assuming the binder is the one on the left. The binder would probably have been useful (if confusing at first) for the binding on the garden apron. And the hemmers will definitely come in handy.

A ruffler. I'm still working out exactly what each bit does, but here's what I found today: The little screw towards the top right adjusts the width of the ruffles, and it works on mine. I can see where it attaches to the machine on the left, and where the material goes underneath. I think the exact workings will make sense when I see it in action.

Quilter on the left, seam guide (with screw) on the right. Both nice and easy to work out, and after a quick use of Google, I suddenly spotted the holes next to the slide plate for the seam guide to go in. Again, this is going to be very helpful!

And a tuckmarker. for marking tucks and that's all I can tell. Google isn't helping much on this one tonight, so it's still baffling me. Any help would be appreciated.

So, I've named them all, and worked out a bit about what they do. I'll attach them to the machine and test them out when I have a bit more spare time. Now I need to go and buy the zipper foot and invisible zipper foot I was actually looking for originally, haha...