Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A little ring of metal

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!


  1. Glad you found a foot for your machine, I love free machine embroidery!

  2. Glad to hear you found a new foot and didn't have the added expense of a new machine.( I had to buy a new one a few years ago - *ouch* )
    I bought a free machine embroidery foot for my machine last year. I still haven't plucked up the courage to start using it yet. I gave it a try the day I received it and the result was so abysmal I took it off and haven't had another go since. Yet another skill set that I need that not existent time to master.

  3. Hi, you just commented on my blog about the tapestry of scotland. You are a no-reply commenter so I can't reply to your comment (you need to put your email in to your google account). I am sure there is still time for you to get involved, send an email to she is coordinating everything.Maybe your original email got lost in cyber space, please have another go!

    1. Thanks - I have just emailed Gillian again, probably at the same time you were typing the above!! I'm not part of a group so I wasn't sure if I'd be able to get involved and I hadn't heard anything from her for ages.
      It's a very excited project, you must be thrilled to have got started!


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