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I have a brother sewing machime LS 1217 and i need to attach a zipper attachment piece that i got to be able to sew zippers. any help. Thanks

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I know your question is old, but I just found it, as well as this great site for help with brother machines.

Check out this site. There is pictures of each machine there. All the Q&A answers in simple language, as well as a GREAT cust. support. (its a Brother after all!)
I found download manuals there as well.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/Model_list.aspx?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&titleid=36

I hope this helps!
Happy sewing!

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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  2. Step 2 Release the standard presser foot from your machine. There may be a button or lever behind the foot that you need to press. Put the standard foot in its holder or someplace where it won’t get lost.
  3. Step 3 Decide which side of the machine you want to attach the zipper foot to. Zipper feet are asymmetrical, with one side that’s wider than the other. You’ll want to put the narrow side toward the zipper teeth, and the wider side away from the zipper teeth.
  4. Step 4 Attach the zipper foot to the sewing machine. You may need to line up the bar on the zipper foot with the presser foot holder, then lower the presser foot by lowering the lever. Raise the presser foot and make sure the zipper foot is securely attached.
  5. Step 5 Place the prepared fabric with the pinned zipper in the sewing machine. Lower the needle into the zipper tape and the seam allowance only, then lower the zipper foot. Stitch the zipper tape to the seam allowance. To sew the other side of the zipper to the seam allowance, remove the zipper foot from the sewing machine and install it on the other side of the presser foot holder.
  6. Step 6 Topstitch the outside of the fabric to each side of the zipper tape, making sure that the zipper foot is on the appropriate side of the machine for each side. Remove the basting with a seam ripper.

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