Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Fancy Footworks 2 Part 2

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 2This week, part two of the 3-part series is the Sewing With Nancy Online Featured Video. 

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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.

Flower Stitch Foot, Low Shank

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

Whether testing or sewing the actual project, always back the fabric with a fusible interfacing and also a stabilizer. I used Pellon® Sof-Shape® Interfacing and a Tear-away Hydro-stick™ Stabilizer.

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!

Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Fancy Footworks 2 Part two


When it’s time to sew on your featured fabric, be sure to add the interfacing and stabilizer mentioned above.


Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Fancy Footworks 2 Part 2

There’s more on the TV show!

Two additional presser feet are featured in Fancy Footworks 2Part Two. Tune in and see the Stitch-N-Ditch Foot—for easy work of quilt binding, and the Teflon Foot—ideal for hard-to-sew fabrics.

Watch Part One and Part Two of Fancy Footworks 2 on your local PBS station or online at 


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Then, check out the all-new Fancy Footworks 2 Workbook and DVD now available at Nancy’s Notions.

Fancy Footworks 2 Workbook

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