I have 3 Sarah and they are all metal like yours here. I'm glad things are working out for you now though.
Just noticed this is a post from about 6 weeks ago...Still glad things worked out for you.
It always amazes me how one little thread can create such problems. I've found that when checking the bobbin area for lint or stray threads, If I hand turn the fly wheel hidden threads can show up. I've had threads hiding under the bobbin case as well.
I hate breaking needles. I just took my Babylock in because it started out breaking needles and progressed to no stitching at all!
I don't know what brand machine you have. My Ruby can use both a plastic embroidery foot and a metal type like yours - they work differently and the machine has to be 'told' which one you use or you get broken needles. Have a look in your 'settings' to see if you can find instructions for your machine.
Thank you Martin’s for your words. My embroidery machine is a very simple one. I have checked the instructions. I have used it again and no problem at all.
Problem solved! I hope the needles breaking was just beginner's 'luck'.
I saw you post in Projects and thought it strange that you broke 2 needles with your machine.
Are you sure they have sold you the correct foot? I have Janome machines and the foot is P on both the metal and plastic ( but they both look the same shape) I am wondering if you have been sold one for a different brand machine.
I don't remember seeing what they found was wrong with your machine when it went in to be fixed? Could something still be not quite right?
Thank you for your concern. My machine had a full service and they found a caught thread in the works. The needle is not hitting the foot at all. I have a feeling that the Janome and Bernina have the same foot mechanism. The original plastic foot has a P and my new metal one has a P.
It looks like a darning foot or free motion foot to me. My embroidery foot is a bit wider. Happy stitching with your new foot.
I also reminded me of a darning foot.
When it comes to feet, I like the ones where you can see exactly where the needle is going in. The metal one looks like it'd be easy to see the fabric and pretty study too. Hope it works well for you!
I will be trying it out in the next couple of days. I am sure it will work with no problems
Interesting...the plastic foot looks very similar to the embroidery foot for my Janome Memory Craft 8000....and the metal foot looks like the free motion quilting foot for my Baby Lock Ellisimo....I know the new foot will be fine...just a matter of getting use to it...
I think you are right Kim. It is just a matter of getting used t9 something different
Yep, that is exactly what it looks like on my Bernina.....have always had the metal....….I didn't know there were plastic embr feet.
Makes me feel better. On both the plastic and the metal there is a letter P
Hi Sarah, I had a clear plastic foot for years on the Designer 1. The new Ruby has a longer foot called a Q foot with an extension on the side, very odd to me, but it works fine, it sort of bounces along the fabric!! I know the metal one will last much longer and you'll get used to it. Love Chris
1. New Q foot for Husqvarna Ruby Royale
2. R foot for Husqvarna Designer 1
Thank you Chris. Your second plastic foot looks just like a foot on my sewing machine - also Bernina
That was the one I have used for the past 15 years on my Husqvarna Designer 1 to do all my embroidery designs. Mind you I've had about 5 over the years!!!!!!!!!!! Love Chris
Sarah, I have been using mine now for the past six months. Looks a little small, however works terrific, no more costly breaks.
Thank you Sandra. Is your machine also a Bernina Deco 340?
Yes it is smaller, would be scary to me too!
It is much smaller
It may look a bit scary after the clear plastic one, but I bet you'll get used to it in no time!
I know that once I use the foot I will be fine. Thank you Martine for your post