Singer walking foot
(Omaha, NE USA)
My new walking foot is supposed to work on my Singer, but when I attach, as per the directions, it doesn't touch the fabric by 1/8" at least. I'm not totally clueless, but I don't understand why it doesn't fit, unless it's not really meant to be used on my machine and the Amazon ad was incorrect?
The Clotilde website has a page that lists the type of shank for many (but not all) of the Singer sewing machines. Click here to visit the page.
It will open in a new window, and then scroll to the bottom.
Double check your machine model's shank-type and then compare it with the foot you received. It seems to me that you may have gotten a 'slant-shank' walking foot for a 'high-shank' machine if the difference is 1/8".
A quilter wrote in awhile back with the same problem.
While the Clotilde chart doesn't show any Singer machines having a high-shank, one of our readers wrote in to share with us that the Singer 20U is, indeed, a high shank machine. It requires the RWA-5 high shank foot. She knows this because she owns the machine. (Our readers are the best!) You can read about it here on our page, Problems installing my walking foot
. The page also provides some troubleshooting advice if you do have the right foot but it's not seated properly.
Jenny, I hope this information helps!