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Hi kenmore model 385-16231 high shank or low shank

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The available ruffler is a generic part. But, it is made for most Low Shank machines. ANd no, you can not change the shank from high to low. Doing that or attempting to do that will not allow the needle to go all the way down as it would set for a high shank.

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High Shank Machines are all the Janome Embroidery models MC 8000, MC 9000, 10000, 10001, 11000, 200E, 300E, 350E....etc
If yours is not an embroidery machine, it has a LOW SHANK .....the higher shank allows for easier access for the embroidery hoop


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Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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We have a guide to telling if your machine takes a high or low shank here:

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You can contact a1sewingmachine.com for one. Most of his manuals are between $10-25.

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How to lower the feed dogs for free motion sewing on model # 16782


There are most likely some numbers missing from the model number you provided. Usually, there is a 3-digit beginning number, ie 115, 385, 401...

I am unable to find model information based on your number, but you can most likely get a user's manual through Sears or try searching the internet (Make Model manual), ie:

Kenmore Sewing Machine Manuals Instruction and Repair Manuals

Sewing machines generally have two ways to disable feed dogs. One way is a lever or knob on the machine itself that physically "drops" the feed dogs so they are below the needleplate. The feed dogs will continue to operate but since they are below the sewing surface, they will not have an effect on the fabric movement. The other way is an accessory that attaches to the needleplate which covers the feed dogs and creates a flat sewing surface.

Another item that is important for free motion quilting is a darning foot or free motion foot. These presser feet are physically shorter in height than a standard presser foot. This means the darning foot, when lowered, does not apply "pressure" to the fabric when it is lowered. It, instead, provides leeway between the presser foot and the fabric so there is room to manually maneuver the fabric while stitching.

You'll just need to CONFIRM that the presser foot shank is correct for your machine (low shank, high shank, slant shank).

There are probably a multitude of designs available for your machine, either Kenmore or generic brands. Once you've determined your machine's shank, it would be a personal decision as to the design you'd prefer, which could be metal or plastic, closed, open, or clear see-thru as well as various shapes, round, oval, etc. There are also some feet that are spring-loaded so they "hop" while you stitch, or feet that are solid.

These are examples of different darning/free motion presser feet.

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Do I buy a high shank or low shank darning foot


Hi Kerry The link below is a full page of what you're looking for........ CHEERS..
high shank or low shank darning foot sewing machine

May 01, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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I have a Kenmore model 158.19411 and I want a walking foot for this model. Is this model a high shank or low shank?


The Kenmore 158.19411 uses super high shank presser feet. Sears Parts Direct has the zipper foot still available for the 158.19411. http://www.searspartsdirect.com/kenmore-sewing-machine-parts/6759/0020/158/model-15819411/0582/1220000.html . Other compatible feet are available here: http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/kenmore-158-18023-sewing-machine-parts.aspx . This site also has an adapter for connecting Kenmore-compatible low shank presser feet to the Kenmore 158.19411 .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Aug 23, 2015 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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How can I find accessories for an old machine?


Sewing shops are loaded with this stuff. You can order online too. You'll need the make & model number. Do a little research, I think Kenmores are simply repackaged Singers.

Aug 05, 2015 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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I bought a walking foot /quilting set attatchment for my older Kenmore sewing machine model 158.17821. It says on the box that it fits vertical machines. should i return it for the set made for horizontal...


I think it depends on your shank and everything I see on your model says low shank not high. I would double check that, a vertical is one that the bobbin does not just drop in, you open the front & take out the case and put your bobbin in and a horizontal is the one that you just open the the plastic slide on top of your machine and put it in. Take your manual in with you to Sears and let them help you get the right one.

Oct 04, 2010 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Does this machine have a low shank --- or high shank?


High Shank Machines are all the Janome Embroidery models MC 8000, MC 9000, 10000, 10001, 11000, 200E, 300E, 350E....etc
If yours is not an embroidery machine, it has a LOW SHANK .....the higher shank allows for easier access for the embroidery hoop


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Just acquired a model 6700 from Mom never used, is


Hi! Almost certainly! If I can find parts (and I can) for my turn-of the-last century-treadle machines, you'll be able to find parts for your Necchi. Here are a couple of good web sites for sewing machine parts. If you don't see what you need, you can email them and ask.
http://www.statewidesewing.com/#FAQ
http://sewingstyle.com/

That's for more specialized parts--needles, bobbins, and pressure feet are readily available for amost any machine. You just need to know what class of bobbin your machine uses (check your manual) and if you machine has a low shank, high shank, slant shank, or uses snap-on pressure feet. Your manual should say, but if it does, look at the machine. If there's about 1/2" clearance between the pressure foot and the throat plate, it's a low shank. High than that, it's a high shank. Slant shank machines have a definite forward slant to the shank of the pressure foot; they're pretty distinctive. Snap-on pressure feet have a little bar--you lower the pressure bar onto them and they snap in place. The snap-on unit can be removed (at least it can in the machines I own)--look for a thumbscrew on the side of the pressure bar--and with that off, they can use most low-shank feet.
I'm a fan of older machines!
Hope this helps!
Robbie

Feb 17, 2010 | Necchi Sewing Machines

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Is this machine a high or low shank? I'm trying to buy a 1/4" quilting foot or seam foot and not sure which foot to buy.


High Shank Machines are all the Janome Embroidery models MC 8000, MC 9000, 10000, 10001, 11000, 200E, 300E, 350E....etc
If yours is not an embroidery machine, it has a LOW SHANK .....the higher shank allows for easier access for the embroidery hoop.

Nov 12, 2009 | Janome 8080 Computerized Sewing Machine

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