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PostSubject: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:50 pm

I've been haunting the edges of sewing for about 20 years. Always intending to sew like crazy, only ever mending, adjusting, or ...combining i guess? The point; I don't know my machine like I should. I cannot find the booklet, I tried googling a how to, and I absolutely CANNOT figure out how on my own how to attach this crazy convoluted zipper foot from hell.... I'm using a brother XL 2037... and this:




Idk if I if I did that correctly....

My project is a combination of the t-shirt Hoodie tute and the Rockabilly circle skirt tute:



I have a pretty green zipper I really wanna attach but.... unless I get that zipper foot on there, it's gonna be all crappy-like.
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PostSubject: Re: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:54 pm

..... so I guess it didn't work... sorry.... and yes, this is a plea for help (I forgot to actually ASK) ... I'm a lil frazzled at this point... trying again for the pix....
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PostSubject: Nevermind   Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:04 pm

Sigh. I gave up. I think that was a invisible zipper foot perhaps? Whatever. I just used the normal one... not ideal, but it's sewn on! Now I just gotta finish the armholes, put on sum pockets and embroider sum bugs.






It's not perfect, but hey, it IS my first dress without a pattern...sorta. Does a wrap skirt I wear as a dress count?
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PostSubject: Re: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:57 am

That's weird- when I was reading that message from my tablet pc I could see the pic of the foot, now I'm on my laptop I can't see it Rolling Eyes

But anyhoo - I was changing my sewing machine foot, its not the same foot as yours or the same machine but I think universal feet are mostly the same or similar to change. (I've not bought or used that many sewing machines but that's the impression I get) So without further ado;



Theres a little screw on the left of the foot that you need to unscrew, the foot will fall down after a few turns but it's easiest to remove the screw completely in order to fit the new foot



Slide the new foot under from the right in a scooping motion to the left and align with the screw hole, this bit's a bit fiddly - you need to hold the foot in place while you screw it in place



and here's the new foot - ta da! Hope this helps - the zipper foot that came with my machine is a lot easier to fit, it's just a case of lifting a lever (just seen in first pic behind the arrow head) and swapping the foot over, but this is how it's done when the 'leg' is attached. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:59 am

P.S - I think the dress is cute, hope it all goes well x
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PostSubject: Re: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:39 am

I have a Brother (can;t rem what make) and there's a release button for the feet -no screws. You'll know if you've hit it because the foot will fall off onto the feed dogs.
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PostSubject: Re: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:19 pm

Thanks guys! I still don't know WHAT the heck was up with that funky thing! I've decided to pretend I never saw it before and buy me a new, regular zipper foot so's I *can* simply flick the lever and swap out like a normal person! Smile

The dress is comin' along, got me some sleeves now, nervous about some new fangled pockets I wanna try (saw 'em on an apron wen I went to buy more thread at my local fabric shop). .... practice on some scrap i guess.....

So I've got this crazy idea to imitate the iconic "poodle skirt" but instead of a poodle on a leash, I'm gonna embroider one of my favorite things to draw:

a staghorn beetle (sorta- I modeled it after a rubber toy, prolly not a staghorn per se) with a dashed line to show he crawled out of my pocket....

I'm thinking black thread for pop. I wanna make sure it's noticeable!
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PostSubject: Re: Hoodie Dress-Zipper problem...   Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:21 pm

okay, maybe I will try really hard later to see if that awesome lil instructional can get it to happen... I does look rather different though... I kinda hate my machine, want to learn how to use the old singer I have instead.
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