Welcome to Part 2 of Sewing Machine Presser Feet!
Today we will take a look several feet that will come in use frequently:
The Edgestitch Foot is a practical help for sewing finished edges even and straight. Superbly suited to applying lace and trims. It is also ideal for topstitching edges, sewing Stitch-in-the-ditch, and joining two edges. The guide blade in the center of the foot helps you sew seams and hems running perfectly parallel to the edge in next to no time. It can be used with a straight or zigzag stitch selection.
The Blindstitch Foot is the invisible-hemming expert. When you sew a blind-hem with this foot, the stitching can scarcely be seen from the front. With Blindstitch foot the stitch is formed over a special blade that acts as a guide, creating a slightly loose stitch so that the hem lies nice and flat. When the fabric is pressed flat, the needle-penetration points on the front of the fabric “close up”, making the seam virtually invisible. What’s more, the guide blade ensures an even distance to the folded edge, allowing the hem to be sewn neatly and consistently. Suitable for practically all fabrics, Blindstitch foot also makes quick work of narrow-edgestitching medium weight and thick fabrics with the needle position to the left or right.
The Overlock Foot is ideal for producing serged seams and hems. It is especially well suited for neatening simple seams. The stitches are formed over the pin on the inside edge of the foot, giving them an additional amount of thread. This prevents the fabric from bunching up and produces a flat, elastic seam. The Overlock foot can also be used to sew high-quality hems, waistbands and overlock seams on knit fabrics.
Follow along in the videos posted below as I walk you through the installation and use of each of these three presser feet.
The designs Featured in the video demonstrations:
Part Two task:
Next Tuesday - Part 3: The Non-stick and Pin Tuck Feet