Thursday, March 13, 2008

Use your feet!

Sewing feet, that is. I've got an assortment of feet for my serger and two sewing machines but I must confess that I hardly use them. I do use the edge joining foot on my sewing machine, quite often in fact, and of course the zipper foot and buttonhole foot on occasion, but how about the rolled hem, bias binder, pin tuck, multi-cord, and the menacing looking ruffler foot? Why don't I use them? I think it's because I fear I will spend more time trying to get the foot to work than it's worth.

Today I ran across this fabulous tutorial on how to use the hemming foot. Next time I need to make a skinny hem, I'm going to dig out that hemming foot and give it a try.


  1. I really like my ruffler. I can't say that I use it a lot, but it makes gathering lots of fabric very easy.

  2. I have to admit I don't use most of the feet I own for my machine. I don't even know what half of them are! Terrible isn't it?