I learned to sew using two presser feet—the foot that came with the machine and a zipper foot. Little did I know that I was presser foot challenged! Soon I discovered that specialty presser feet could improve specific techniques. Much later I passed this information along in the series, Fancy Footworks. Not all feet were featured, so you guessed it, it’s time for a sequel, Fancy Footworks 2. This week, part two of the 3-part series is the Sewing With Nancy Online Featured Video.
A Close-up Look at the Flower Stitch Foot
What could be called the high heels of sewing machine feet, the Flower Stitch Presser Foot is a fancy occasion presser foot. It is an ideal creative option for mid-range sewing machines.
The Flower Stitch Foot Characteristics:
• Rotating disk.
• Pattern settings: Plus to minus settings to create S—M—L flower sizes.
• Attachment lever that fits over the needle clamp.
Attach the Flower Stitch Foot to your machine, grab a fabric scrap and a piece of stabilizer, and start experimenting with different built-in utility stitches. No fancy embroidery machine needed here.
Prepare the fabric and test
To create the flower stitches, I started with a basic zigzag stitch or satin stitch. When I found a design I liked, I wrote down my sewing machine settings and stitch number next to the flower stitchout.
When watching the Sewing With Nancy TV show, you’ll see exactly how to use this presser foot.
See, my testing work looks just like yours!
When it’s time to sew on your featured fabric, be sure to add the interfacing and stabilizer mentioned above.
There’s more on the TV show!
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Bye for now,