“Whether or not God has kissed your brow, you still have to work. Without learning and preparation, you won’t know how to harness the power of that kiss.”

Twyla Tharp

Monday, April 16, 2012

Presser Foot Fun

Those of you who know me know that I am not a quilter and that I don't enjoy doing most crafts other than garment sewing.  I just don't have the patience.  But I did commit to doing some squares for work in order to show people the versatility of presser feet.  I thought I'd share a few of them since they can be worked into garment sewing.  The Spanish Hemstitch foot does beautiful delicate work attaching ribbons or edges of fabric for lingerie and the flat feel foot makes easy work of flat feel seams, though they can definitely be done without a specialty foot as well.  

If nothing else, this little exercise made me learn how to use those presser feet that I've bought on impulse over the years and put away only to wonder each time I came across them, just what it was I bought them for!


Stems use 3 hole foot with 2 strands of 12 weight thread in each
Pintuck Foot
Yarn Couching Foot with free motion sewing
3 Hole Foot With vintage crochet cotton
Ribbon Foot with bias strips of sheer fabric
Gimping Foot with vintage cotton
Edge Joining Foot
Candlewick Foot
Spanish Hemstitch Foot
Flat Fell Seam Foot





Slan

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Makes me think about playing around with some of the feet that I've never used.

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  2. I love presser feet and have tons for 3 machine. Really, I have a foot fetish!

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