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How to Use a Side Cutter (Cut and Hem) Foot

by Sarah

If you don’t own a Serger (overlock machine) but want to hem and trim simultaneously, check out the Side Cutter (Cut and Hem) Foot. This foot is basically an Overcast foot with a cutting blade similar to a serger blade. Use an overcast stitch for woven fabric or the zigzag stitch for knits. Happy Sewing!
To purchase your Side Cutter foot, visit our Presser Foot Page
Not sure which foot is right for your machine? Call us at (888) 824-1192 or email us at info@sewingpartsonline.com so we may help you find the correct part. You can also message us at facebook.com/sewingpartsonline

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Edna Heimerman November 18, 2019 - 8:22 pm

My side cutter does not look like the ones in youtube. My machine is a Singer 5511. Do you know of a video showing my machine and side cutter. The book does not even list it so there’s no instructions how to install it and use it.

CustomerService November 21, 2019 - 12:48 pm

Hello Edna! This is the only side cutter video that we offer. If you want to give us a call, we would be happy to assist you the best we can. We can be reached at 888-824-1192.

Jo Robertson January 20, 2018 - 10:27 am

The Side Cutter i purchased does not cut the fabric. The blade does not even leave a mark on the fabris? I have a Brother XR3240. ANY suggestions?

Sarah January 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm

Hi! I’m so sorry it’s not working for you. I don’t see that the side cutter foot is compatible with your machine. Can you send us a picture of the foot installed to info@sewingpartsonline.com?

Lu October 11, 2017 - 1:03 pm

How well does this foot work with the Husqvarna Viking Design II SE machine. I believe my machine is low shank. Would like to save dollars and not buy a serger.

Sarah October 12, 2017 - 8:58 pm

Hi! I’m sorry, but we cannot guarantee that this foot is compatible with your machine.

Renee November 17, 2016 - 10:54 am

Hi do you know if there is a side cutter foot that works with the Singer 1+? I’ve tried the Singer Side Cutter attachment that didn’t have the numbered part on it and found my machine’s zigzag on the right was blocked by a metal part on the foot. I’ve had success using generic low shank feet in the past, if there is no Singer option, are there any other generic options available?

Sarah November 17, 2016 - 12:31 pm

Hi Renee! This side cutter foot is guaranteed to fit your machine: https://goo.gl/1aEB6n

Jangi November 20, 2015 - 9:44 pm

I purchased the Singer Side Cutter Pressure foot to use because I didn’t want to spend $400+ on a serger, however after purchasing the Attachment foot I came across a comment you left on a previous reviewer (Ellen) and went to the page and notice my Singer Tradition 2250 computer wasn’t in the “guaranteed” List and I just want to let you know it works perfect for my sewing machine. Thank you sooooo much for this attachment foot, it literally save me a bunch of $$$…I got mine for just $34 CAD on Amazon.ca. :-):-) :-)…..I couldn’t be any happier….:-)

Sarah November 27, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Hi Jangi! Thanks for letting us know that it works with your machine! So glad the foot has worked well for you!

Jan March 29, 2020 - 8:57 am

Does this side cutter fit an Elna Quilters Dream? If so I’ll purchase one

CustomerService January 8, 2021 - 1:55 pm

Hello, Jan! I apologize for the delay. Unfortunately, we do not have a side cutter that is noted for your Elna. I would recommend contacting Elna directly on a side cutter foot that would be compatible with your machine.

BJ August 13, 2015 - 6:05 pm

I have an older Wards Signature 276D, is it possible that it would work
on my old machine. Thanks for your help! BJ

Sarah August 21, 2015 - 9:35 am

Hi BJ! I can’t guarantee that the side cutter foot will fit your machine. If it’s a low shank, it could possibly work, but I’m not 100% sure.

Ellen August 8, 2015 - 3:05 am

Can you please let me know which singer machines this side cutter foot will work with?

Sarah August 21, 2015 - 9:05 am

Hi Ellen! The list of compatible singer machines is listed on the product page here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/side-cutter-foot-singer-555790.aspx

Laura July 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Do you know of any that will fit a Singer CM-17c?

Ellen April 6, 2016 - 4:04 pm

Hello Laura.

Here is a link to a Genuine Singer Side Cutter that is guaranteed to fit your Singer CM17C and it’s in stock! https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/side-cutter-foot-singer-555790.aspx

Ivy davis June 11, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Do you know which side cutter foot will work with singer 9960.

Sarah June 18, 2015 - 8:25 am

Hi Ivy! I’ve looked around and it doesn’t appear there is a side cutter foot guaranteed to fit the Singer 9960. I’m very sorry!

Olga June 10, 2015 - 11:27 am

Well I sure will be buying from you guys that low shank side cutter because Brother wants 63.00!!

Sarah June 11, 2015 - 6:50 am

Good grief! And we appreciate your business! =D

Barb August 5, 2013 - 5:23 pm

When you used the Singer side cutter foot I think you said you were using it on your Singer sewing machine. I have a Brother low shank machine and wondered if it will work on a Brother machine. Thanks

Sarah August 5, 2013 - 8:18 pm

Hi Barb! The side cutter foot in this video didn’t work well with my Brother sewing machine. However, this one works excellently with a brother machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/low-shank-side-cutter-sa177.aspx


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