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Old 02-23-2011, 10:42 AM
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I just bought a Singer 111G157 sewing machine. When I unpacked and inspected it I noticed the presser foot was inserted in a slot in the presser bar, which is round, and secured with a screw. Are there various feet that are available for this machine. The presser feet I see on ebay all attach with a screw on the side of the presser bar and the presser bar is squared on the end. thanks for any info. David

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The feet for the 111G or 111W are all the same. The G and W are just where the machines were built. They also fit a lot of other sewing machines like Consew, Artisan, and Brother. There are all kinds of different feet. There are zipper feet in all kinds of different sizes, presser feet, topstitching feet, welt feet, double welt feet, single left feet (which is basically a zipper foot) single right feet, and a lot more.

Here is a link: CLICK HERE You need to click on "online specials", and then click on "presser feet". From there you can scroll through all the choices.

Here is the correct welt foot for your machine on E-Bay: CLICK HERE
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Is a G model one made in Germany? Where they making W models in America at the same time? Is this just a 155 with reverse? Here's the manual
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I think the 111W157 is a compound needle feed, not a walking foot.

Very similar to the machine I have, the 111W151. When I was looking for machines I read to look for a 111 or 211. I didn't know much and I had thought that they are all walking foot machines. There are models in the 111 line that are not walking foot machines but compound needle feed.

I went through the same process as you when I got my machine. I was looking at different feet and they didn't look like they would fit on my machine.

Here's my thread you'll see the confusion I had - My 111W151 thread

The needle feeds can be used to sew vinyl however if you don't use some lubricant on the stitch line when top stitching the vinyl it will grab on the presser foot and the action of the needle feed will tear the vinyl.

I use some silicone when top stitching and don't have any issues, unless I forget to use the silicone and then the piece gets ruined. When stitching seams face to face there are no issues and I don't need to use the silicone.

I am very new to this but I am enjoying this upholstery work, I am redoing the upholstery on my 1978 Correct Craft Ski Nautique.

I am however on the lookout for a true walking foot machine because I would like to eliminate the extra step of siliconing the stitch line.
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Is a G model one made in Germany? Where they making W models in America at the same time? Is this just a 155 with reverse? Here's the manual
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That depends. G can be either Elizabeth NJ, or Industrial Germany. W can be either Bridgeport CT or Wittenberge Germany.
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I think the 111W157 is a compound needle feed, not a walking foot.

Very similar to the machine I have, the 111W151. When I was looking for machines I read to look for a 111 or 211. I didn't know much and I had thought that they are all walking foot machines. There are models in the 111 line that are not walking foot machines but compound needle feed.

I went through the same process as you when I got my machine. I was looking at different feet and they didn't look like they would fit on my machine.

Here's my thread you'll see the confusion I had - My 111W151 thread

The needle feeds can be used to sew vinyl however if you don't use some lubricant on the stitch line when top stitching the vinyl it will grab on the presser foot and the action of the needle feed will tear the vinyl.

I use some silicone when top stitching and don't have any issues, unless I forget to use the silicone and then the piece gets ruined. When stitching seams face to face there are no issues and I don't need to use the silicone.

I am very new to this but I am enjoying this upholstery work, I am redoing the upholstery on my 1978 Correct Craft Ski Nautique.

I am however on the lookout for a true walking foot machine because I would like to eliminate the extra step of siliconing the stitch line.
Compound feed means the machine uses a combination feed systems, in this case needle feed and drop feed which employs feed dogs. This is usually part of the walking foot (also called vibrating presser foot or alternating presser foot) system. In this case, you are correct, this machine 111G157 does not have a walking foot, nor does the 111W151, but they are both compound feed machines. 111W152 through 155 have walking feet.
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