Presser Feet - The Edgestitch Foot, The Blindstitch Foot, and the Overlock Foot

Welcome to Part 2 of Sewing Machine Presser Feet! 

Today we will take a look several feet that will come in use frequently:

  • Edgestitch Foot, Blindstitch Foot, Overcast Foot

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:

  • Liberty Jane Mindil Beach Dress (Edgestitch Binding and all topstitched edges, Blindstitch Hem)
  • Liberty Jane T-Shirt Variations (Overlock foot)
  • Liberty Jane Abbey Road Dress (Blue Dress, Blindstitch Hem, Edgstitch facing, and binding)
  • Liberty Jane Catalina Dress/Top (Edgestitch foot trim joining)
  • Liberty Jane Kings Canyon Peplum Top (Edgestitch)


Video Info:

  • I am demonstrating presser feet on a Bernina 330. The feet pictured are brand specific. The Feet shown are the  Blindstitch #5 (came with the machine), The Overlock #2 (came with the machine), and the Edgestitch #10 (additional accessory, purchased separately)

Part Two task:

  • Take a look at the first set of presser feet videos posted here. Take the time to practice and explore one or all of these feet this week!
  • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.

Resource List:

  • Generic Low Shank Feet - Use coupon code PF10 to get 10% off orders at Home Sew!
  • Authentic Brand Presser Feet - Quality Sewing offers a large variety of brand specific presser feet as well as other sewing machine parts! Visit their website or call their very friendly and helpful customer service! This is the store that I visit regularly, in person. They're the largest chain of sewing machine stores in Washington state and they're eager to help you find what you need! They are an authorized dealer for Bernina, Brother, Juki, Pfaff, and Viking brands.
  • Many people are talking about this 32 piece set of generic low shank presser feet. It's inexpensive, so it seems like a great deal. But I am not endorsing this one - I haven't used it and am unsure of its long-term quality. :)
  • Check Amazon - they have a variety of supplies too!


Next Tuesday - Part 3: The Non-stick and Pin Tuck Feet


Kimberly Gluvna
Kimberly Gluvna

July 31, 2018

I purchased the edge stitch foot and I love it!
As a beginner this foot has helped me tremendously! Thank you!


July 10, 2018

@Sonya – The video thumbnails scroll, you just need to click the tiny arrow over on the right to see the others in the queue :)


July 10, 2018

The blindstitch foot video and the overlock foot video are not in the Presser Feet collection page on Vimeo to download.

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