Do you ever wonder how to use specialty sewing machine presser feet? You’re not alone!  Many of us rarely change presser feet and subsequently never reap the creative benefits of sewing.

The goal of my three-part Sewing With Nancy, Fancy Footworks 2series is to put your mind at ease and show you exactly how and when to use theses sometimes unique-looking feet. In the first episode, get the inside scoop on an Invisible Zipper Foot, a Walking Foot, a Roller Foot, a Satinedge Foot, and a Teflon Foot .

For the next three weeks, the episodes from this three-part series will be the featured Sewing With Nancy online videos. Click here to watch the first, second, and third episodes, plus you can reference the printed information in the book, Fancy Footsworks 2.


First, the Invisible Zipper Foot

It was designed to do one thing and do that process well, namely to use when inserting an invisible zipper. In this TV show, I break down the process in a few simple steps.

Invisible Zipper Roller Foot

Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With NancyThe Roller Foot

For smooth sailing over varied thicknesses of fabric, stitching napped fabrics, and sewing on tacky surfaces, use the Roller Foot. See it in action gliding over fabric, alleviating the “pushing” on the underside of the foot as the feed dogs “bite” the fabric. The Roller Foot also works great when making Thread & Trim Pizza. Tune in to learn the recipe.

Roller Foot Low Shank

Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With NancyThe Walking Foot

My third featured foot makes the edges of a seam meet perfectly. Or, quilt multiple layers of fabric without shifting when using a Walking Foot. It’s a hard-working presser foot that most sewing and quilting enthusiasts shouldn’t be without.
Deluxe Walking Foot

Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy

The Satinedge Foot

When a satin edge or appliquéd edge is next on your sewing agenda, use the Satinedge Foot. Designed with an even zigzag stitch in mind, this specialty foot provides a uniform stitch, ideal for finishing edges.

Satinedge Foot

Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy

Watch Fancy Footworks 2 (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.

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How to sewing with specialty presser feet by nancy zieman

Now that you are acquainted with these assorted presser feet, which one will you try first? Let us know in the comments for a chance to win Fancy Footworks 2 Workbook. A randomly selected winner will be announced on July 16.

Fancy Footworks 2 Workbook

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