Changing from General Foot to Walking Foot

Okay. You need to use a walking foot in order to do quilting. This is because quilted fabric is thick, and a general foot will not go through the layers without messing up the machine.

Here are the instructions my singer came with:

Walking Foot Instructions

Here is a youtube video from Singer on how to do this (note this is not my machine):



Okay, this is what is taken off. The above is what is used for general sewing.

In the middle is the general foot. There is a little pressed in tab in the back of the sewing machine, and the foot falls right off.

On the left is the thing that holds up the general foot. It unscrews. Use the screw on the right to unscrew the screw, and then the thing on the left just falls down.  [On a side note, the BH is the button holer lever – this is not used in the case of the walking foot].


The huge white piece is the walking foot.

It has a little lever on the right which goes up and down. Make sure it goes above the needle bar when installing it. The needle bar is the what the yellow arrow below is pointing to. The little lever on the walking foot is pointed to by the orange arrow.

where is the needle bar

Done and done, it’s all installed! 🙂

Singer S800: Crisis

My Singer machine broke. In the middle of my dress wrap class at Joann Fabrics. 😦

If I had purchased the machine at Joann, they would have given me a new machine ON THE SPOT. Sadly, I purchased it from Amazon on Black Friday.

Now I have to call the Singer repair center to fix the machine. I hope it’s under warranty? How much does it cost to fix a sewing machine?

My instructor said the machine is defective, but what will Amazon do about it? 😦 😦 😦