Here I go with yet another zigzagger attachment. This one goes up against my little Chadwicke's that I reviewed earlier. I found this one and thought it deserved a bit of a test as they are fairly common and Greist makes very good accessories for many models of machines. The one drawback to older strait stitch only machines is, well, they are strait stitch only. There are times a zig zag stitch is handy to have such as with edge finishes on exposed inner seams. Because of this I like to have a zig zag attachmentclose at hand even for this limited use. Here's another one I've found. How does it work? Does it work?
These are made for strait stitch machines, I used a low shank Singer 221 (Featherweight) but this would be good for any low shank strait stitcher. Some examples would be the Singer models 201, 15-91, 27, 28,127, 128, 66 (not the back clampers), Pfaff 131.
|Greist Zigzagger with Templates|
The Zigzagger comes with a permanent template for making a basic zig zag stitch and has some additional ones for embroidery type designs to add if you want to change the look. There is a thumb screw for hooking it up to your machine. The red colored part is a removable snap to hold the extra templates in place.
|Attaching the Zigzagger|
How to Use:
*Remove presser foot, keep presser bar up.
*Hook the Zig Zagger to the presser bar and at the same time make sure the "arm" hook is on the needle scew. This is just like a buttonholer.
Note: I was having some trouble with adjustments on this at first, only to find my machine's thread cutter was in the way of the zigzagger's movement. You can simply turn the needle threader to the back by pushing it .
|Adjust Width of Zigzag with This|
|It comes off just like this....|
|Adding the little template.|
*When ready, lower presser bar and start slowly with stitches. That's all! It moves all over, don't worry.
Here is what the zig zag looks like on fabric:
As a final note, I suggest making up a sample with the number of the template written in ink for each setting. They all look alike and this will save you a lot of testing later. Do the same for the zig zag and it's settings.