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walking foot


walking foot
« on: October 18, 2019, 14:59:57 PM »
I already have a walking foot for an older elna sewing machine now Janome I believe. It is low shank I assume. Will this fit a singer tradition  - a machine  that is lightweight for taking to classes. How specific do these attachments have to be? or is the fact it is low shank sufficient?


Re: walking foot
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 18:47:44 PM »
I have also wondered if my elna walking foot will fit and old singer.  I think to look at the measurement from the screw in the needle shaft down to the plate, if they do not match it could damage the machine.  >:)
Willing but not always able :)


Re: walking foot
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 19:32:51 PM »
I think you might need to check the width of the feed dogs and the feed on the walking foot.  I have a really hefty walking foot for my Juki, but it won't fit anything else.  I also have a walking foot for my 'newer' Bernina, and it is really wide!
Vintage machine lover, Singer 201K, 99K, 401G, 27K,Juki TL-98P, Bernina 1260, Bernina 550QE..... I must stop buying second hand fact I must stop buying machines full stop!


Re: walking foot
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 15:07:56 PM »
I was pleasantly surprised to find my 1999 Brother walking foot worked on my 1970's Singer.  However, since the rolled hem foot for the Singer fitted the Brother, the only unknown was whether or not the fork that engages with the needle clamp would do the job.  It did.

Try it and see.  The worst that can happen is that nothing happens!


Re: walking foot
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 11:54:47 AM »
The walking foot I have for my Singer is a generic product and it works just fine. So it's certainly possible for yours to work.
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.


Re: walking foot
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 18:04:28 PM »
If they are both low shank then it should fit, but as already pointed out, check that the feed dogs on the machine match with the feed on the walking foot.  I can physically attach my Husqvarna walking foot to the  :vintage: Singer 201, but the teeth don't match so it doesn't work properly.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.