Happy Feet – A Cry For Help
Since buying the Sew A Metre book to get back in touch with my sewing machine beyond repairs and the odd bit of home furnishing, I thought it was time that I gave my lovely little machine a bit of tender loving care. My machine still runs perfectly, but I have only been able to use it for very basic tasks.
A couple of years ago I went through a tumultuous move and a number of things became lost of mislaid. Though my sewing machine made it through the move with very little issue, I lost all of the accessories that went it. I don’t have a single spare bobbin, needle or any of the presser feet that came with it apart from the one that was fitted (the zig-zag foot). I thought I could do with at least replacing the zipper foot, and that I should also keep an eye out for a buttonholer as I still have a cushion requiring buttonholes adding to it.
Anyway, after a lengthy eBay search I spotted a seller who had listed a little set of sewing machine accessory feet. The seller no longer had the sewing machine and couldn’t remember a great deal of detail about the machine, so it was a bit of a gamble but one that paid off as they appear to fit my machine perfectly. However, a few of the items are pretty much a mystery to me (and as I think these may be off of a machine that is somewhat older than mine, may be completely useless).
A) My zipper foot
B) I assume this is a straight stitch foot, though I usually use the same foot for zig-zag stitch and straight stitch – is there any benefit in changing this when using straight stitch?
C) Is this for sewing on buttons? I’ll try and get a better picture of this in the coming days, but it is see-through plastic and the light was awkward.
D) I recognise this as a buttonhole foot, but the details elude me, so I can’t tell if it is a 1 step or 4 step buttonholer. Not that I can remember how to use either, but knowing might be a good place to start googling.
E) I have no idea what this does.
F) What’s this?
G) Plastic thingy?
H) Yay, screwdriver!
If anybody has any information they could share about those few mystery items I would be almost deliriously grateful and love you forever. Please do take the time to leave a few words of wisdom if you have any knowledge you can impart unto me. Thank you!