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WALKING FOOT – How to Use a Walking Foot

A sewing machine walking foot – what a sensible name for an attachment that does exactly what it says.  This is the one foot on the machine that can walk you through a number of processes and is adaptable, hard-working, and makes sewing bulky fabrics simple. WHAT IS A WALKING FOOT? The sewing machine walking foot is an attachment for your machine that replaces the all-purpose presser foot.  The walking foot has an extra set of teeth on the bottom which is used to guide the fabric evenly through the machine.  It is quite large in size and has a box-like protrusion at the back which hides the walking mechanism. Some brands have detachable plates at the bottom to suit slightly different purposes. Mine has...

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Binder Foot – Quickest Way to Sew Binding

If you are a gadget person you will just love the binder foot (also called binding foot).  It has little screws to adjust the foot, and a slide rule to insert the binding.  It does a great job of joining the binding and fabric all in one.  The binder foot is a ‘must-have’ tool for your sewing toolbox if you regularly sew bias tape or do quilting. BINDER FOOT If you look at the foot you will see that it has a snap-on bar to attach to your machine and then a plastic extension with width markings on it. Your binder foot will take a bias tape of various widths and is designed to sew double-fold bias to the edges of your sewing projects....

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How to Make BIAS TAPE | Bias Binding With & Without a Bias Maker

If you learn how to make bias tape (bias binding) it can save you a lot of money and the possibilities for using beautiful fabrics are limitless. Bias tape is simply a long strip of fabric that has been cut on the diagonal therefore making it stretchy.  It is used to encase raw edges and can be used decoratively on projects such as quilts or clutches or it can be used to bind armholes or necklines. HOW TO MAKE BIAS TAPE | SUPPLIES What you will need: FABRIC – your fabric should be lightweight and tightly woven. I normally find that fabrics with small prints work the best. A larger piece of fabric will result in fewer joins in your fabric. I recommend you...

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Parallel Stitch Presser Foot V.2

Presser Stitch Presser Foot is perfectly designed for you to make your quilting projects. Now the Parallel Foot helps you to easily match up your border designs with the red lines of the foot. No need to mark every row beforehand! Help to sew parallel lines. Features: Top-Load Border Guide foot Stitch For Singer Brother Janome, the pin of presser foot is 6MM Now the Border Guide Foot helps you to easily match up your border designs with the red lines of the foot No need to mark every row beforehand! Help to sew parallel lines. Suitable for: This presser foot is intended to help people who are having difficulty in creating a perfect line and spacing of their sewing materials. Make No Mistakes...

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Use Your Seam Ripper Like A Pro!

If you sew you rip. Period.   Are you a zen ripper or more like this..?  Last week I practiced in the art of making and correcting mistakes and I gathered some material on seam ripping.. or unpicking because they aren’t always seams, the sewing mistakes I make. Taking out stitches is an unavoidable evil.  There are no right or wrong ways to take out those stitches, but there are different approaches. I’ve seen and used less efficient ways and more risky ways and depending on the fabric and the stitches, I use different methods. I want to show you the options and give you a couple of tips for ‘unpicking’.  First, it’s important to know your tool: The seam ripper: Helping...

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