> My sewing machine dealer cut out the little bar across the front of my
> basic sewing machine foot so that it's now an open toe foot- that was
> his solution to my request for an open toe foot. ;-) The foot is
> clear plastic with some metal reinforcements in the back area of the
> foot. I thought that I could make my walking foot into an open toe
> foot as well- it's metal- by cutting out this area. Has anyone tried
> this? Can you see any objections to cutting that area out? Of course,
> I will have my DDH file down any rough edges if we go ahead with this
> What do you think???
> Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Before Bernina came out with the dual-soled walking foot (giving us a
choice of closed- or open-toes versions), my walking foot was cut out
that way. I'd taken a machine quilting class from Harriet Hargrave, and
she told everyone in the class that she recommended the procedure and
would do it for us for a nominal fee. I took her up on it, but I think
that someone who is handier than I am with tools could easily do it
him/herself. Go for it!
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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AKA Dame Sandy, Minister of Education