I am a little shocked to confess that I haven’t sewed anything for a week! I’ve still been hooking, but no garments, bags, or quilts have been attempted. Hoping that my machine would soon become a creative space again, I sorted out my sewing machine feet.
Do you have that number of machine feet? Maybe you have more! Notice that they are displayed on the beautiful new insert I had made for my Horn sewing machine cabinet. It’s to compensate for the lack of a fancy pants modern new sewing machine, and in conjunction with some new quilting feet I think it will all work fine for free motion quilting (at much smaller outlay).
This one is a walking foot. Love it! The Brother foot seems to work quite nicely on my Pinnock, and makes quilting and sewing thick layers that little bit easier. Apparently it is also good for sewing slippery fabrics, so I must file that information away for future reference.
These are both darning feet, used for free motion embroidery and quilting. I bought the one on the left after doing Kellie’s workshop at Sewjourn – it’s just that little bit easier to see what you are doing with the larger metal opening and avoids the distortion I was getting with the clear foot. Neither of these came with my machine – I think the clear foot is for Brother machines and the metal open-toe foot is a generic one I found on eBay.
And these ones? The one on the machine is the standard foot that came with it. Then from left to right we have:
- 4-step buttonhole foot – I’m pretty good at using this now but would adore a new machine that did a few fancy buttonholes in one step
- blind hemming foot – well, I think it is! I hardly ever use this one, but it came with the machine. I should practice.
- clear presser foot – this one came with the machine too, and I don’t think I’ve ever used it.
- zipper foot – the original one that came with my machine vanished some time last year (I suspect that Stella had something to do with it) so I replaced it with this. I use zipper feet a lot.
- invisible zipper foot – a recent purchase that has made invisible zipper insertion just perfect! Well worth it.
- teflon foot – fantastic for sewing clear vinyl and any other fabric that could be a bit “sticky”
- quarter-inch foot – up until now I have done all my patchwork piecing without a quarter inch foot. I know my machine very well and pretty much just know where a quarter of an inch is on the plate when using the standard foot. I haven’t used this one yet and will be interested to see if I find it makes much of a difference.
- gathering foot – a generous blogger gave me this when it didn’t fit her machine. I need to play with it myself and see just how much it can do!
So, do you have many sewing machine feet in your creative space? Are there others that you consider to be “must haves”?
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