Generic Walking Foot
I have a Singer Rocketeer Model 500A. I also have a Kenmore Model 17850. Does anyone know if there is a walking foot and a hem roller foot available for either of these machine? They both work well and I hesitate to get a newer machine just for a walking foot.
Readers, if you know the answer to this questions, please use the 'Comments' link below to answer.
In the meantime, if you can't find a foot from Kenmore or Singer, you might want to check out generic sewing machine feet. These feet fit a variety of manufacturers' machines. The Clotilde website
offers generic walking feet.
In order to choose the correct one, you'll need to know what type of shank your machine has. I believe that the Singer 500A has a Singer slant shank. I am not certain about the shank your Kenmore has.
All is not lost if you can't find the type of shank your machine has in your instruction manual.
Get out a ruler and measure from the screw to the bottom of the foot. If it's about 1-1/4", you've got a high shank. If it's about 3/4", you've got a low shank. Your Singer slant shank should be about 1-1/8" from the screw to the bottom of the foot.
You may also find the information on our page "Is a walking foot necessary?"
to be of some help.
I hope this helps in the short term.
Readers, thank you for your help in advance! You're terrific!