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Sewing Machine Feet & Attachments

We carry a huge assortment of sewing machine presser feet at GoldStarTool.com. If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact us.

Snap-on? Low shank? High shank? Confused about presser feet? Most machines made since the early 1980s use snap-on feet (Except Berninas, which need an adaptor). If your machine's foot isn't attached with a screw, it's a snap-on. Most Viking, Brother, Pfaff and Japanese-made machines use snap-on feet. If the presser foot screws on it is either a low shank, high shank, or a slant shank machine. If you are uncertain what you have, you'll need to measure.

To Measure: When presser foot is down, measure the distance from the bottom of the pressure foot to the screw-hole that holds the foot onto the presser bar.

  • A high shank machine, often an industrial sewing machine, measures approximately 1 1/4" from the presser foot screw to the bottom of the foot.These use the high shank feet. Some home models, such as those by Necchi and New Home as well as the Pfaff 1200 series also have high shanks.
  • A low shank machine measures approximately 3/4" from the presser foot screw to the bottom of the foot. (Uses Low Shank Sewing Feet).
  • A slant shank is a slightly angled shank made for certain Singer models in the 60s and 70s.