Are zipper feet universal?
Snap-on presser feet work on both high and low shank sewing machines with a snap-on system. Most brands use the same universal snap-on system and that is the snap-on system we use on our universal snap-on presser feet. Some brands, like Pfaff have a different snap-on system though.
How do I get a zipper foot?
If you were given or purchased a used machine and it did not come with a zipper foot, it should be easy to find one that matches your particular machine. Check your manufacturer’s online site for local dealers. They should be able to get you a zipper foot that fits your machine.
Do you need a zipper foot to sew a zipper?
No. Zipper feet are good for sewing zippers but they are not necessarily indispensable. Before zipper feet became popular, sewers found a way to sew zippers with regular foot and many sewers today still do. A zipper foot obviously makes your job a lot easier and gives it a more professional look.
How can I tell if my sewing machine is low or high shank?
A high shank machine measures approximately 1 1/4″ from the screw to the bottom of the foot. A low shank machine measures approximately 3/4″ from the screw (small dot in picture above) to the bottom of the foot.
Will a singer zipper foot work on a Brother sewing machine?
Answer: A low shank walking foot such as this one is, will fit Singer, Brother, Janome, Juki, and any that are low shank machines.
What is an invisible zipper foot?
An invisible zipper is always inserted before stitching the garments seam. The Invisible Zipper Foot has two grooves underneath the foot to accommodate the zipper coils and hold them in place as you stitch. Buy a zipper that is at least 1 1/4″ (3 cm) longer than the zipper opening.
Can you use a zipper foot to sew piping?
The Zipper Foot can be used for inserting zippers as well as making and inserting piping or cording. The zipper Foot allows the needle to stitch close to a raised edge such as the teeth of a zipper or the thickness of cording. The Zipper Foot is truly an essential accessory for fashion sewing and home decor projects.