This little metal ring has made me exceedingly happy today!
It's a free machine embroidery foot which arrived in the post yesterday.
When I first bought such a foot for my machine, the only one I could find to fit a Singer was this one.
It's really hard to see what you're doing and I've never liked it very much.
Disaster struck last week when the machine made a horrible sound and ground to a halt.
The foot and needle must have become slightly misaligned, the needle had pierced the plastic of the foot and become firmly embedded in it. It's now utterly unusable as the shape of the hole has changed so much that a needle can't fit through it.
Reluctant to buy another foot exactly the same, and irritated by the inability of my machine to lower the feed dogs, I was actually thinking of buying a new machine that's more suited to being used for free machine embroidery. I was Googling away, trying to justify the expense, when miraculously I came across a 'proper' foot for a Singer.
I still can't lower the feed dogs (they have a cover) but I fitted the new foot this morning and had a very quick play with it. It has completely transformed my machine!
It is a million times easier to use and has made me very, very...
I couldn't have done that with the old foot!