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White Sewing Machine Attachments 1st box

 

I’m so excited today. One of the two sets of sewing machine attachments that I bought off eBay arrived in the mail!

Box of Sewing Machine Attachments

Box of Sewing Machine Attachments

This one was a “box of sewing machine junk” and the seller didn’t really know what they had!

I won this auction for a mere $0.98 cents plus shipping.

When I separated out the various pieces, here is what was in the box and the approximate value to buy new.

White Sewing Machine Attachments

White Sewing Machine Attachments

White Sewing Machine

White Sewing Machine

Here is a picture of my beloved White model 782 Sewing Machine that used to belong to my mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder

White Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder

Here is a close-up picture of the bobbin winder on the right side of the sewing machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder Replacement Ring

White Sewing Machine Bobbin Winder Replacement Ring

Here is a picture me holding the replacement ring next to the bobbin winder. The rubber ring on this machine does not need to be replaced at this time. As far as I know, it is the original but it’s always good to have an extra one on hand. I don’t know how much a ring like this would cost but I’m guessing around $5.00.

Using my handy book, The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook by Charlene Phillips, and the markings on some of the attachments, I was able to figure out what the following were for:

White Sewing Machine Binder

White Sewing Machine Binder

This attachment is called a “Binder” and it is used to attach binding tape to the edge of the fabric. The little slots along the edge of the cone-shaped part are for different widths of binding tape. The smallest slot will accommodate 1/4″ (6mm) finished width folded bias. The next larger slot fits 5/16″ (8mm) binding. The middle one fits 3/8″ (9mm) width bias. The second largest fits 7/16″ (11mm) wide binding. The largest slot fits 1/2″ (13mm) wide binding or bias. The bias tape rides through this attachment inside the cone while the fabric you are attaching to sits below the cone and feeds over the raised metal rectangle to the left of the cone. This attachment aligns everything so you can concentrate on making your stitching straight without worrying about catching the bias tape on both the front and back.

The binder attachment costs about $20.00.

White Sewing Machine Bobbins

White Sewing Machine Bobbins

These were the easiest items to identify. Of course, they are bobbins. You can never have too many of them. They cost at least $0.50 each. That’s $2.50 minimum for these bobbins.

 

 

 

 

White Sewing Machine Fabric Guide

White Sewing Machine Fabric Guide

Next is a Fabric Guide and screw. This was a pleasant surprise because Mom’s was lost over the years. Although not expensive, these are invaluable to have. I’m guessing they would cost around $5.00.

 

 

White Sewing Machine Edge Stitcher

White Sewing Machine Edge Stitcher

The next item I identified was an edge stitcher. The slot on the back of this foot attaches to an attachment foot, which I also found in the box but didn’t take a picture of. The edge stitcher is used to align the edge of the fabric with lace or other decorative edging. It keeps everything running straight, attaching perfectly with a straight line of stitching. The various widths of the slots will accommodate different widths of decorative edging material.

An edge stitching attachment costs about $15.00.

White Sewing Machine Hemmer Feet

White Sewing Machine Hemmer Feet

Next, I came across three hemmer attachments that also attach to the attachment foot. These hemmer sets usually have 4 feet with each making a different width of hem. The smallest usually does a 1/4″ (6mm) hem, the next smallest, a 3/8″ (9mm), the second largest a 5/8″ (16mm) and the largest a 7/8″ (22mm) wide hem. It is possible that this set only ever had 3 sizes. A set like this would probably cost about $10.00.

White Sewing Machine Narrow Hemmer

White Sewing Machine Narrow Hemmer

The next item I was able to identify is this narrow hemmer foot. Perhaps this is the missing size from the above set but this foot is a stand alone. It doesn’t require the attachment foot like the above attachments.  A foot like this costs about $5.00.

White Sewing Machine Quilting Guide

White Sewing Machine Quilting Guide

 

 

 

 

Next was a quilting guide. This attachment is handy for following along previously stitched lines to make spacing accurate and consistent. They cost about $5.00.

 

White Sewing Machine Ruffler

White Sewing Machine Ruffler

I was very excited to find this ruffler attachment in this box. They cost about $50.00 and this one appears to be complete and working correctly.

A ruffler foot can be adjusted two ways. One adjustment determines the “depth” of the ruffles or pleats and the other determines the spacing between. I’ve yet to use on of these attachments but have heard/read that others have been thrilled with them.

 

White Sewing Machine Tucker

White Sewing Machine Tucker

The next item I found in this box was a tucker attachment. This makes folds that are stitched in place. It has adjustments on it to determine the width of the tuck and the spacing between tucks. This foot can also be used to sew “cross tucks” which are tucks at a 45 degree angle from each other, like a grid.

An attachment like this would also cost around $50.

 

White Sewing Machine Underbraider?

White Sewing Machine Underbraider?

The last item I discovered in this box is a bit of a question mark. I believe it is called an underbraider. My book couldn’t show all the variations of this type of foot because each different manufacturer of machines has a different type of underbraider. An underbraider is usually used with a quilting bar and allows for free form patterns on the fabric or even attaching braid in a free form pattern. I’ll have to do some more research on this foot. I’m guessing it is worth at least $10.00.

Altogether, my $0.98 box of attachments would have cost me at least $177.50 if I had bought each item separately!!

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  1. Paula

     /  October 3, 2012

    WOW! You were blessed with a great bargain! I just recently got the families old white(782) out of the attic and started a top of a quilt, I thought maybe your could answer this question(cannot find inst. book) do we need any other attachment for quilting the final three pieces together?

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    • Barb

       /  October 3, 2012

      Thanks for your comment. No, you don’t really need anything extra to do the quilting part but it is more easy and accurate if you invest in a “walking foot”. This foot pulls the fabric under from the top in sync with the feed dogs that work from the bottom. It allows the fabric(s) to feed more smoothly and evenly so the top one doesn’t get mis-aligned with the others as you sew. I love the walking foot so much that I leave it on the machine as my main sewing foot almost all the time. It is like an all purpose foot! Happy sewing.

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