Decorative Flower Stitch Presser Foot
It's an amazing presser foot that some call a flower stitch attachment. The foot works as an upper feed dog, with your sewing machines feed dogs disengaged or lowered. The foot literally turns the fabric in a circle allowing a perfectly sewn circle to be stitched.
One can purchase this foot from Fancycollective.com. The foot does come with basic instructions enclosed in the box. You can also keep local dealers in your area by shopping at their shop.
It is imperative that you have the proper shank size for your sewing machine. A foot made for a low shank works perfectly on all Low Shank Singer, Brother, Babylock, Viking (Husky Series), Euro-Pro, Janome, Kenmore, White, Juki, Bernina (Bernette Series), New Home, Necchi, Elna, and More!
Installing a Decorative Flower Stitch Presser Foot
The Decorative Flower Stitch Presser Foot is not a snap on foot. You must remove the arm of your sewing machine presser foot and replace it with the Decorative Daisy Flower Stitch Presser Foot.
- Before you start to put the Decorative Flower Stitch Presser Foot on the sewing machine, loosen the adjustment screw (A) on the foot and tighten it again. This should be hand tight but not so tight that you need a screwdriver to make adjustments once the foot is on the sewing machine.
- Loosen the screw that secures your presser foot and remove your regular presser foot. Put the foot in a safe location so you can find it later.
- Place the arm on the Decorative Flower Stitch Presser Foot over the needle holder. ( B)
- Work the foot itself to position the screw holder (C) onto the screw which holds the presser foot in place. Tighten the screw tightly to hold the foot securely in place.
- Disengage or lower your feed dog. This is not possible on many older machines but is possible on most. Refer to your owners manual or do a search to find out how to lower the feed dog on your particular sewing machine. The foot itself will function to move the fabric. Just like the sewing machine feed dog, allow the feed dog to do the work to prevent damage to the foot or the sewing machine.
- Set your sewing machine needle to the left positions and use the hand wheel to be sure the needle is clearing the foot. Any time you change the stitch on the machine, hand test that the needle will clear the foot!
- Adjust the pressure on the presser foot. The maximum pressure will achieve the best results for the foot to feed the fabric but lighter weight fabrics may become jammed so this adjustment may need to be "played with" to find the best setting for the fabric you are using. Sewing samples on scrap fabric are the best way to find the perfect setting.
Adjusting the Decorative Flower Stitch Presser Foot
The foot has three definite sizes built in. These sizes are changed by loosening the screw on the back of the foot and sliding the center of the foot to the left, right or center, marked with a +, a - and a center on the front of the metal circle part of the foot. The + will sew a large circle, the - is the smallest circle and center will be a medium size circle.
The samples shown in this photo were done with a straight stitch and a regular zigzag stitch. Adjusting the stitch width and stitch length will change the finished product that the foot sews, but it will be a circle if the foot is allowed to feed the fabric.
Once you have decided on the placement of the circle. Use the hand wheel to lower the needle and bring it up again. Tug the top thread to pull the bobbin thread to the top of the fabric. Hold the thread ends when you begin to sew. Carefully knot these threads and trim them when the circle is complete. From the back of the back side, tug the bobbin thread to pull the top thread to the back side of the fabric and knot the threads.
Experiment with Different Stitches! The Real Fun of a Flower Stitch Attachment
It is possible to anchor the threads away from where you are stitching so you are able to hold on the threads as you sew, and when you are done sewing, pull the threads to the wrong side of the fabric and knot them off there. A starting and stopping with a locking stitch may also be more visually appealing.
Experiment on scraps of fabric, similar to what you will be sewing as a finished product, with stitch width and stitch length, to learn just how many options are available on your sewing machine.
Experiment with a different color bobbin thread and adjusting the machine tension. Experimenting with the tension, allows the bobbin thread to come partially to the right side of the fabric so it almost looks like a different color "petal" if you use a different color bobbin thread.
Use Fabric Marking Tools, such as tailor's chalk to mark guidelines and find stationary parts of the foot to align with the lines, so you can reproduce the same results where you want them.
If you are using a lightweight fabric, consider using embroidery stabilizer. Use wash away type stabilizer for sheer fabric so that the stabilizer will vanish and not be seen.
Store your presser feet safely to keep them accurate. Many storage ideas are available.
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