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Here's a video of one zipper foot:

How to use Zipper Foot

Zipper feet differ from machine to machine. If this one isn't like yours, then search the YouTube web site for other examples.

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Re: Pfaff sewing machine, How do I use the zipper foot attachment?


It really depends on what your zipper foot looks like. There are several that can be used with the Pfaff machines.

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Pfaff 1067 zipper foot instruction Google Search


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I have a Thompson walking foot machine. How do I change it to the zipper foot?


If it is a walking foot machine, you are pretty much limited to using the walking foot. That doesn't mean you can't sew on a zipper with the walking foot, you'd just have to accommodate using the walking foot (ie if one side of the foot is narrower, place the zipper teeth on that side. It may not sew right up close to the zipper, but should still be useful). Unless there is a specific zipper foot made for your machine, it's not likely you will find one that will work.

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I need a zipper foot for my Pfaff 1047. Where cn I find one?


Pfaff - Zipper Foot for IDT™ System (1)

www.pfaff.com/en-GB/Accessories/Zipper-Foot-for-IDT-System
The Zipper Foot is the most important zipper tool and will help you stitch the zipper perfectly in place. When attaching any zipper, it is important to sew right next ...

Pfaff - Invisible Zipper Foot

www.pfaff.com/Accessories/Invisible-Zipper-Foot Invisible zippers are the least noticeable of all zippers. As the name implies, the zipper is hidden in a seam, becoming virtually invisible. This makes it a popular ...

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Pfaff Expresions 3.0. Using my zipper foot with 3 teeth. But can not get the needle to position to sew close to zipper


Um, not sure what presser foot you are using--there are several.

If it is the invisible zipper foot, there is a groove in the bottom of the presser foot that straddles one strip of zipper teeth which positions it close to the needle. Zipper foot #4 snaps to either side to enable the needle to be close to the zipper teeth. The Narrow Adjustable Zipper/Straight Stitch and the Non-Stick Zipper Feet are moveable left or right.

Pfaff Presser Feet

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Oct 01, 2016 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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When trying to use the zipper foot the needle will not stay positioned to the side and keeps returning to center hitting the center of the zipper foot and machine stops


set the machine to straight stitching which should keep the needle in the center position
a zipper foot is a normal foot with 1/2 missing
It it still wanders , take it in for a service

Dec 31, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Show me how to use this zipper foot. I am having problems


Here is a video on using an adjustable zipper foot:

How to Use an Adjustable Zipper Foot

If this is not the correct foot for your machine, do a YouTube search and you will most likely find a video that will be helpful.

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Sep 18, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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I have a singer 4552 (portable) and I am having a prblem getting the zipper foot attached. Also I am having a problem getting the design stiching to work. I can get the red design stiches to work but not...


Hi. Here's how to attached the zipper foot.

To Attach the Zipper Foot
1. Loosen the large screw at the left of the presser bar and remove presser foot (You do not need to remove the screw).
2. Hook the prongs of the Zipper Foot around the presser bar from the back, and tighten the presser-bar screw.
3. If the raised edge (zipper or cording) is to the right of the needle, adjust the Zipper Foot by loosening the thumb screw at the back of the foot and sliding foot to the left of the needle. If the raised edge is to the left, slide foot to right.
4. With presser foot down, check its position by lowering needle into side notch, making sure it just clears the foot.
5. Tighten thumb screw to lock foot into position.
When raised edge is placed to right -- adjust foot to left of needle.
When raised edge is placed to left -- adjust foot to right of needle.

Sep 04, 2010 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How to use a zipper foot please? I have lost instructions and have no idea which is the zipper foot or how to use it can you help please.


  1. Step 1 To prepare the fabric for a centered zipper application, use the standard presser foot to baste the opening of the fabric shut using 5/8 inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowance open. Place the zipper teeth side down on the seam allowance and pin the zipper to the seam allowance only.
  2. Step 2 Release the standard presser foot from your machine. There may be a button or lever behind the foot that you need to press. Put the standard foot in its holder or someplace where it won’t get lost.
  3. Step 3 Decide which side of the machine you want to attach the zipper foot to. Zipper feet are asymmetrical, with one side that’s wider than the other. You’ll want to put the narrow side toward the zipper teeth, and the wider side away from the zipper teeth.
  4. Step 4 Attach the zipper foot to the sewing machine. You may need to line up the bar on the zipper foot with the presser foot holder, then lower the presser foot by lowering the lever. Raise the presser foot and make sure the zipper foot is securely attached.
  5. Step 5 Place the prepared fabric with the pinned zipper in the sewing machine. Lower the needle into the zipper tape and the seam allowance only, then lower the zipper foot. Stitch the zipper tape to the seam allowance. To sew the other side of the zipper to the seam allowance, remove the zipper foot from the sewing machine and install it on the other side of the presser foot holder.
  6. Step 6 Topstitch the outside of the fabric to each side of the zipper tape, making sure that the zipper foot is on the appropriate side of the machine for each side. Remove the basting with a seam ripper.

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