Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Attaching the Zigzagger to the Machine
The notch of the lever at the front fits over the needle clamp, so when sewing the lever is moved up and down to operate the zigzagger.
It looks heavy and bulky, but even though it is attached to the presser bar with just one screw, it is held securely in place.
Although it is photographed attached to a hand machine (too much fuss dragging the treadle into the kitchen, which is where we have the best light), I would only use it on a treadle. Operating the zizagger is hard work, an extra bit of strain being taken with every move of the needlebar, and hard work when turning the machine by hand.