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Flat felled seams

Marybb | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I live in the UK and have a Janome Model DC 3050 top loading short shank machine, can anyone tell me where i can purchase a Flat Felling Seam foot that would fit my machine, as recommended by David Coffin in his book on Shirt making, as i cannot find in my accessories list in the Uk.  Either UK or USA will be fine.


  1. Palady | | #1

    >> ... purchase a Flat Felling Seam foot ... fit my machine ... i cannot find in my accessories list in the Uk. <<

    Would you consider using the Contact Us link on the Janome page?  The hyperlink is along the bottom bar over on the right. 



  2. jjgg | | #2

    I just did a really quick search in google, and found one on ebay, but it's a snap on foot. You said your machine has a short shank. You may be able to find a generic short shank felling foot, or, does Janome make a foot that allows you to use snap on's? I know Bernina makes an adapter foot so you can use short shank feet (Bernina also makes a great felling foot).here's a link to a short shank felling foot

    Edited 10/30/2009 9:29 am ET by jjgg

    1. Marybb | | #10

      Many thanks for that, sorry to be such a dummy but i am not really sure what a snap on foot is. but presume that i cannot use it on my machine without an adaptor.  I have tried Janome, which has not been very helpful they just say they don;t do one.  i will try Bernina though and also another suggestion is Jaycotts which i will try. Any other suggestions or info. gratefully received.


      1. Teaf5 | | #13

        I think the snap-on refers to the type of foot that has a single shank part with a lever on it that controls a clasp at the bottom for alternating different feet.  It will work on any machine just like a single-piece foot, but it's faster for switching among different feet, and there seem to be more speciality feet in the snap-on style.

        1. Marybb | | #14

          Many thanks indeed for your very clear explanation.

  3. torilynn | | #3

    Okay, what in the world is a flat-felled foot?  I was taught to make these seams on a straight stitch machine (still use that machine) and didn't know there was an 'easier' way.  (And yes, I learned to type on a manual typewriter.)

    1. starzoe | | #4

      I'm with you..........and learned to sew on a treadle machine.

    2. sewluving | | #5

      And it is sure easier to get 20 wpm on the computer keyboards than it was on the manual typewriters.  That was what I remember we had to do to pass a test with the old manual typewriters.  :)

      Heather in Calgary

      1. torilynn | | #7

        I had to type 29 words a minute to pass out of beginning typing.  BARELY made it!

    3. Palady | | #6

      >> ... what in the world is a flat-felled foot?  ... << 

      The foot supposedly makes it easier (?) to sew the "fold" of the fabric to form the seam.  I have yet to use one.  As do you, I still use the "old fashion" method of stitching the seam on the seen side, trimming off some of the excess on the under part of the seam, & then folding & stitching along the fold.  URL has a photo.



      Edited 10/30/2009 10:44 pm ET by Palady

    4. notesamy | | #11

      I also learned to sew on a treadle machine and was taught to type on a manual typewriter.  I was pretty good at typing on it - 90 correct words per minute.  The nun had a running contest with the kids in the class.  I ended up in later years working as a medical transcriber at the local hospital.  The kids have it really easy now.  I was taught how to do a flat felled seam in home ecomonics.  Didn't know there was a foot for it either. 

      1. KharminJ | | #12

        Hi, newcomers! ~ Welcome to the friendliest forum on the planet.I'm totally in awe of 90 wpm! Barely hit 25, with practice, though I haven't tested in years now. Could probably do much better now, since I spend so much time typing, here! But I *still* use the treadle machine I learned to sew on, and I love it. Bright Blessings to you all! Kharmin

        PS - Could ya put in a couple more details on your Profiles, please? ('cause we're curious birds... ;)

        Edited 11/3/2009 12:57 am by KharminJ

  4. melanie | | #8

    Try  http://www.jaycotts.co.uk of Chester, they don't come any better in my experience -   their  mail-order service is great. They have a huge range of  machine feet. Ask to have their illustrated catalogue sent to you - it's   a very useful reference to have      and you might spot the foot you want. Bear in mind that it may have a different name to the one David Coffin uses. Jaycotts telephone number is 0845-071-2228. Hope this helps.


    1. Marybb | | #9

      Many thanks i do use Jaycotts for patters so will try them for the foot.

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