To make a long story short, all the feet fit the Audrey. Some caveats - some feet are very narrow, such as a couple of the hemmer feet. These do not cover the feed dogs but still might be fine as the needle clears the hole well. The criteria I used to test out each and every foot on the machines I am testing them on are as follows: 1. Does the needle clear the needle hole? 2. Does the foot center properly on the feed dogs and hopefully sit correctly thereon? 3. Can I sew a lone of stitching without problems? 4. There are only three screw on feet in the set: adjustable zipper foot, gathering foot and hopping springed FM/darning foot. Do they fit well without needing force? As you would any foot regularly, you must set your machine to stitch with that foot properly - as in center the needle for straight stitching with the straight stitch foot, zigzag with the fringing foot etc. I tested them out and all sewed though on the Audrey some were a little teenie bit odd on the dogs. But nothing you couldn't use them with. SO - indeed I took the four Audrey feet home and left generics in their place, plus I have the rest of the feet in case I need them. If I had bought those four feet alone it would have cost me about 45-55 dollars easily for Brother or Babylock feet. So I have the real Babylock feet for my Brother SE400 and the next post will be about how the set and Babylock feet fit that machine. NOTE: I bought the ArtBin storage box for the feet - it didn't come with a plastic storage box. Interesting point - there is no Zigzag foot in this set and no buttonhole foot at all. So if you need a regular ZZ sewing foot which is the default foot on most machines, you will not get it in this set. Likewise you will not get a buttonhole foot.
Monday, June 12, 2017
32 Piece Foot Set for Low Shank Machines Part 1
PatternReview.com, I decided to see for myself. For on outlay of about $20, I got this set from AMAZON. Since most name brand feet will be an average of at least 10-20 dollars each, and many are very much more, I wanted to see if I could use a few of these on my Brother SE400. I was on vacation at the time in another state, so decided to have AMAZON deliver them to me so I could check 'em out on my Babylock Audrey first. The reason for this clever move was because if they fit the Audrey I was going to take home the four feet the Audrey has that I wanted for my Brother machine. Babylock feet were rumored to fit brother machines.