Following up on Dan's comments, I've updated the post with another bed-mounted hemmer that works - see the extra bit in the original post.
The narrow hemmer foot is supposed to be an absolute wonder helping you to make narrow rolled hems. There is no shortage of manuals and videos demonstrating how it's done - and what marvelous results you get. And then you try it yourself, and all you get is a hot mess of fraying fabric. 😫… Continue reading A hemmer that actually works
It was a part of a standard Singer accessories set that came with every machine, until some time in 1930s. Then it was no longer required as the fashions have changed. This is what it is for: to make braided designs. The underbraider makes it as easy as stitching along a dotted line (not necessarily… Continue reading The underbraider
Among the bits that came with my 1950s Haid & Neu Primatic (a.k.a. Harris Automatic), there was a pole and a hat (well, how would you describe it?). Whatever were these used for? The pole fits into the hole in the hat, and the screw fixes it in place, but to what end? The suspense… Continue reading A pole and a hat