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

In the next couple weeks, we will feature episodes from this three-part series of The Best of Sewing With Nancy online videos. Click here to watch the first, second, and third episodes, plus you can reference printed information in the book, Ultimate Fancy Footworks.

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, Nancy Zieman breaks down the process in a few simple steps.

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.

Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy

The Walking Foot

The 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.


Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy

The Edgestitching Foot

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

Fancy Footworks 2 by Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy

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

The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted 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 the Ultimate Fancy Footworks book from Nancy’s Notions.


The randomly selected winner of the Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons book is Tammie Kielpinski.

Her comment is: I have been sewing for years. Just a few years ago; I graduated myself to a sewing / embroidery machine. It’s hard to choose a size. I am still learning how to use it. There are so many projects to work on now. From wall hangings, drapes, large bed quilts. For the smaller one.  I could use it for baby items to household items. This gift would be AWESOME to use as I am learning my newest embroidery/sewing machine. Plus I would be able to say, I learned to embroidery items using one of my sewing gurus tools of the trade.



Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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