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 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 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 NancyThe 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 Sewing With Nancy online.



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.

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway Winner The random winner of a copy of the Fast and Fleecy Accessories book, from Nancy’s Notions is Cindy K.


Her comment is: I like the texting gloves, the scarf, the cape—basically all of them. I have lots of fleece leftover from other projects and would like to use it up by making some of these patterns.




Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

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