â€¢Use with utility stitches in utility applications when working with all purpose thread.
â€¢Note the flat bottom; this will actually stop any decorative stitches from forming properly.
â€¢If you have a machine with variable needle position, move your needle to the right so that when you run your fabric right along the edge of the foot you have a 1/4â€ seam allowance (excellent for piecing quilts). Might want to add a piece here that if you are using the 5/8â€ seam guide on the machine this will affect it.
â€¢Use this foot when using the embroidery stitches on your machine or a satin stitch or any decorative thread.
â€¢The groove on the underside allows the stitch to pass under the foot easily and will result in even, well formed embroidery stitches.
â€¢If fabric starts puckering on embroidery stitches, first - reduce your thread tension, second - make sure to starch/ stabilize your fabric.
Blind Hem Foot
â€¢Designed to use with blind hem stitches and overlock stitches
â€¢Use blind hem guide for edgestitching and applying patch pockets.
â€¢The tiny pin on the underside allows the overlock stitches to lay flat on knit fabric (will not roll).
â€¢This foot can also help you do a â€œrolled edgeâ€ for napkins, tablecloths and scarves. Just set your sewing machine to a satin stitch (zig zag, wide width and a short stitch length). Satin stitch each edge individually, do not pivot at corners. Use a drop of seam sealant at each corner to stop the stitch from unraveling. When seam sealant is dry, clip threads.
â€¢Ideal foot for inserting zippers of all sizes. If you have variable needle positions, use it to get your needle as close as you want to zipper.
â€¢Can also be used to make and insert piping.
â€¢Most buttonhole feet have a prong in the back and two grooves in the front. This allows you to make a corded buttonhole, just loop a piece of pearl cotton or even unwaxed dental floss around the prong and hold each end in the grooves. Make buttonhole as usual. I find most people think a corded buttonhole is really hard but in fact it is extremely easy and makes your buttonholes look more professional.
â€¢To prevent buttonholes from puckering or coming out uneven, use a piece of stabilizer under buttonhole.
â€¢Always, always do a test buttonhole first. Be sure to use the same fabric thickness, interfacing, etc. that you have used to construct the garment.