Comments on: Cool presser foot (turret) How to start a clothing line or run the one you have, better. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: Debra Lagemann Mon, 07 Jul 2014 02:28:33 +0000 These can also be ordered at Sloan Machinery. Here’s a link to their website:

Our WCAA (Window Covering Assn of America) group in St. Louis had them come visit us and show us all their sewing machine feet. It was an awesome educational day. You will like them.

Debra Lagemann

By: Leslie hanes Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:55:44 +0000 Update. I’ve been dreading putting this turret on, but armed with Emily’s instructions I started on my brother straight stitch. Everything was ok until I realized I could not unscrew the turret from its post in order to drop the post down. I’m going to call intersew, but I did realize that they also offer a turret that attaches to am existing post…so I should have ordered that. Will update with the continuing saga.

By: Leslie Hanes Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:07:09 +0000 I’m just about to order one. This is my source:

NB3F turret @ $35.00 each

Tammy Owens
Phone # 1-800-253-9047
Fax # 1-800-253-9048

By: Leslie Hanes Thu, 14 Nov 2013 03:50:55 +0000 I will be ordering a few of these, but we also use spring loaded quick change do-dads to change feet on our straight stitch machines.

By: Thomas (Durkopp Adler) Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:36:58 +0000 I was surprised to see that this device is díscussed here and glad that we can still offer it.
At this moment we have some turrets for class 272 on stock, the one for class 211 and 271 is not, but could be produced. Our device will fit only on these machines from Durkopp Adler.
Of course the price for this device is not cheap due to the fact that it is produced in Germany in very low quantities. But I decided to keep it alive for a while after reading your comments to see whether we can help somebody.
Further information about order numbers you can get here:

Thomas Brinkhoff
Head of Spare Parts Business
Dürkopp Adler AG

By: Leonore Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:34:07 +0000 Oooh, I love those! Thank you for giving me a name for it and all the yummie info :) . We hade those at tailoringschool when I was a student many years ago but I didn’t realize they weren’t a standard utillity on industrial machines untill after I graduated..

By: Mr. F-I Sun, 09 Dec 2012 02:51:03 +0000 Bad Stu! Off to bed and no Ice Cream for you!

By: Jen Rocket Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:00:28 +0000 Just placed an order at Intersew for my Juki too. I can’t wait to install this, thanks so much Emily for posting some instruction.
Tammy the sales person at Intersew says she has been getting a good number of orders for these and hopes she doesn’t run out too soon. Thanks for the post Kathleen!

By: Jen Rocket Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:24:02 +0000 I have to get one of these. You should see my poor thumb screw! Three is a good number too, one for the Teflon foot, one for the zipper foot, and one for the invisible zipper foot. Now what do I say to my screwdriver when it goes into the drawer!!

By: Emily Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:05:44 +0000 I got one of these for my Juki after hearing about it here, and just installed it. FWIW, it’s a piece of cake to install.
(pardon my lack of correct part names, I don’t know what anything is called)
You just open up the side panel (un-do the three screws and then pry it off, because it has a rubber piece that sticks), unscrew the set screw holding the presser bar, unscrew the presser foot tension adjustment knob thingy, take out the spring and the shaft it goes around through the hold in the top, and take out the presser bar through the same hole. You unscrew the new presser bar from the turret, drop it into the same slot, and put everything back. You might have to wiggle around the hook thingy on the front of the machine that attaches to the presser foot lift and the collar with the set screw in it. Then you can screw the turret back onto the end of the presser bar.

The way I got it screwed on tightly was by tightening the set screw to hold the presser bar still, then tightening the turret. Then I installed a foot and turned the hand wheel until the feed dogs were down, loosened the set screw again, and positioned the bar so the foot was pointed straight ahead, then tightened the set screw. You have to set it with the feed dogs down because the presser foot raises up a little bit when the feed dogs come up to help the fabric feed. Then put the side panel back. It only takes a few minutes and isn’t complicated at all.