Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Attachment Foot and Greist Hemmers

Sewing attachments can be confusing at times, especially when so many styles were made of the same type of attachment and foot.

The Greist hemmer sets are one of those. Hoping this little blog will shed some light for you, especially before buying an Attachment Foot. The Attachment Foot is that wonderful little device that attaches to your sewing machine, and then each hemmer, binder, edge stitcher, and foot hemmer attaches to it. Confusing though to find the right one to fit your machine AND to fit the slot style in the hemmers.

The first photo is an orginal (vintage) Attachment Foot. The two slot styles work perfectly with the original. The newer attachment foot does fit them also. When you begin using the smallest hemmer, it can be a little tricky if the newer Attachment foot does not slide to the left far enough.

The second photo is a newer Attachment Foot. Notice the slot size in the foot is much wider. This allows this Attachment Foot to cover your sewing hole entirely. For some strange reason, each of hemmer with this style will not slide onto the vintage attachment foot - too tight.

So before you buy a replacement Attachment Foot, check your hemmer set slot style to see which will work with your machine. Ask questions and always check a return policy - just in case it is not working for you.

Hope this helps and as always, it keeps our sewing lively and interesting! If you have another slot style not shown, let me know about it and which Attachment foot works for you!

Happy Sewing & Quilting!


Quebedeaux said...

Thanks for the informative post. I bought an old sewing machine with a few boxes of feet. Some are slant shank, some low, some high and some are greist that are for rotary machines....

I really look forward to your book.

Charlene said...

I am glad you stopped by RachelQ! I know you will have a great time with your "new" vintage sewing machine. They sew beautifully! I hope you got enough feet for the machine. Sounds like you have quite an assortment to go through. That is always fun!


Quebedeaux said...

I just noticed that you book is going to be released the day before my (gasp) 40th birthday!! Now I know what to ask for!!LOL

Charlene said...

Early Happy Birthday! I think I can remember the 40th (grin)....they just get better or I just get better at forgetting the age...LOL...

Happy Sewing, RachelQ!


Anonymous said...

I received Charlene's book today and it is awesome. I'm looking forward to trying out some of my accessories that I haven't used. The tips and techniques shared in this book are invaluable.

This book is a must have.

Thanks again,

Charlene said...

I am VERY pleased you are enjoying the book, Pam. I had such a fabulous time writing it (and always playing with attachments! and sewing!), so I hope you have as much fun reading it. I am just an email away when you run into a snag or two.

I have an earlier post that shows my sewing "garbage" can - it was pretty full that day!