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Author Topic: Interesting Presser Feet  (Read 264 times)

Elephun

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Interesting Presser Feet
« on: May 15, 2018, 03:40:38 AM »

Based on Syndi's thread about sets of non-branded presser feet, I thought it would be fun to talk about interesting presser feet we've seen, bought, or used. Want to play?

I'll start.

I just saw this Border Sewing Guide Presser Foot on Amazon and it looks nifty. I think I would purchase one like it for a project with several rows of decorative stitching.
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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 08:35:02 AM »

Elphun I've got the same foot in my 'saved for later' list. I think it could be useful but something stops me buying it!
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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 09:24:34 AM »

Don't think it counts as interesting, but my all time favourite most used foot is definitely the edge stitch foot - I'm not much good at straight lines unaided, and the effect of this is near miraculous  ;D
A good example of a specialised foot that takes a process from challenging to easy.
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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 12:56:15 PM »

Don't think it counts as interesting, but my all time favourite most used foot is definitely the edge stitch foot - I'm not much good at straight lines unaided, and the effect of this is near miraculous  ;D
A good example of a specialised foot that takes a process from challenging to easy.

Lisanne, agreeing with you (in this thread as well!)... similar to Sewsy, when I bought my machine, I purchased several same brand feet - two flat felling feet in different sizes, rolled hem, invisible zip and the edge stitch foot.   I use the edge stitch foot constantly - and the invisible zipper foot.   I keep thinking if I would just practice more, I could get the quality of rolled hem I want with the rolled hem foot - but have been too lazy to do it.  I also think if I would just sit down and work with it, the narrower of the flat felling feet would be a great boom to my sewing, but I just never practice enough to be satisfied.

But I couldn't live without the invisible zip and edge stitch feet.

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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 01:24:42 PM »

It's by no means an unusual one, but for me it's the walking foot. I rely heavily on that thing. I sew knits as much or more than wovens, love the ease and comfort of them, and skipped stitches are (along with a needle for knits) eliminated with it. Couldn't do without it.
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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »

The feet I use the most are the standard (of course), the zipper foot which is also useful for close stitching, and the stitch -in -the -ditch foot. The flat felling foot was a god-send for making belt loops then I bought my cover stitch and a folder after which I never used the foot felling foot again. But there for a while, the flat felling foot made a difficult job easy.  ETA. Whoops I was reminded today of how often I use the buttonhole and vutton sew on feet óboth high use feet that turned a chore into a snap!

I have nearly all the other feet but rarely use them. The above would be my favs.
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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 04:58:21 PM »

  I keep thinking if I would just practice more, I could get the quality of rolled hem I want with the rolled hem foot - but have been too lazy to do it...

The key to the rolled hem foot is to sew a stitch or two and the beginning of the fabric edge you're rolling, leaving a long tail of bobbin and top thread.  Snake that tail through the rolled hem edge of the foot.  Lower the presser foot and sink the needle  [you can take a stitch, if you like, but don't sew yet.]  Now grab the fabric edge you are rolling into the foot.  Hold it diagonally upwards from the foot about 3 or 4 inches and start sewing very, very slowly at first.  Your edge should be rolling into a nice hem.  As you become accustomed to the position, you can speed up the sewing.
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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 08:22:11 PM »

Good tips, Ambimom.   I think because I learned to do rolled hems by hand and actually like doing hand sewing (and like the softness of the finish), I just never had enough motivation.  This is bound to change, so thank you!

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Re: Interesting Presser Feet
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 10:24:54 PM »

Along the lines of not too interesting, but really useful, I like using my no name edge joining foot mainly for accurate edge and top stitching, and the I keep my aftermarket blind hem foot adjusted for nice edge stitching. I also like using an aftermarket piping foot; I find it just that much better than a zipper foot for piping for those times I use it.



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