Wednesday, April 26, 2017

42 Presser Feet Guide

42 Presser Feet Guide
What is included and what do they do?

Most presser feet cost $5 and up.  There’s a couple big kits with loads of presser feet on the market that are a lot more affordable.  There are many different variations of the kits, as well as different sizes. I purchased the 42-piece kit.  The box reminds me of a box of chocolates.

presser feet box

I searched on other websites for a complete list for what was what and their uses.  I couldn’t find any.  So….
I went through piece-by-piece and compiled a convienent list with photos, uses, and videos (also available on PDF).
They are in order from top let to bottom right of the box.

As far as quality, I can’t tell a difference from these and the authentic Singer feet.

1. Stitch Guide Foot

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This ruled guide foot allows you to maintain a fixed width from the edge of the cloth and can be used for perfect topstitching on both straight and curved lines. Video.


2. Universal (All-Purpose) Presser Foot

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The All-Purpose Foot is used for general sewing on most types of fabric. The All-Purpose Foot may also be used for elastic insertion and basic mending. The foot’s wide needle slot allows for sewing of stitches up to 7mm in width. Video.



3. Open Toe Foot

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The open toe foot provides you with an unobstructed view of the stitching area. The open toe foot is perfect for appliquéing, decorative stitching and surface embellishment. Video.






4. Zipper Foot

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A special foot for zipper insertion sewing.
Use this foot with your sewing machine for making zipper insertion easy.
Always use a straight stitch only with the zipper foot. Video.



5. Button Sewing Foot

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Quickly achieve the professional finish that your work deserves with the Button Sewing Foot. Featuring a textured rubber sleeve, the Button Sewing Foot securely holds everything in place so that your fingers can be a safe distance away from the needle. Video.



6. Invisible Zipper Presser Foot (Clear)

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An invisible zipper is always inserted before stitching the garments seam. The Invisible Zipper Foot has two grooves underneath the foot to accommodate the zipper coils and hold them in place as you stitch. Buy a zipper that is at least 1 1/4" (3 cm) longer than the zipper opening. Video.




7. Appliqué Foot

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This presser foot is shorter than most for easier maneuvering around curves and corners when sewing appliqué pieces. Made of clear plastic for easier viewing as you sew.




8. Round Bead Foot

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Sewing on strung beads and pearls has always been a tedious task but the beading foot now goes some small way to alleviating this and to add pleasure to embellishing.Video




9. Overcast (Edge Stitch) Foot

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The Edge Stitch Foot is used for overcast stitches that stitch to the side and can pucker or curl the fabric to prevent the fabric from curling under. The tiny wire on the edge of the foot prevents the curling of the fabric edge. Video




10. Satin Stitch Foot

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For sewing dense zigzag stitching. The bottom of the foot is beveled for smooth delivery of thread when sewing decorative or sating stitches. Foot is made of clear plastic making it easier to view stitching. Video




11. 6mm Roll of Lace (Round Rolled Hem) Presser Foot

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Also known as a narrow hem foot, the rolled hem foot sews a very narrow hem, providing a professional edge finish. Video




12. Teflon (Non-stick) Foot

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The Non-Stick Foot is the cure for sewing difficult like Suede, Leather, Vinyl, or even laminated fabrics. If you are ever having trouble feeding fabric smoothly, try the Non-Stick Foot! Video






13. Open Toe Embroidery Foot (Clear)

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The open toe foot provides you with an unobstructed view of the stitching area. The open toe foot is perfect for appliquéing, decorative stitching and surface embellishment. Video.



14. Large Opening Presser Foot

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The open toe foot provides you with an unobstructed view of the stitching area. The open toe foot is perfect for appliquéing, decorative stitching and surface embellishment. Video.





15. Cording Foot

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This foot allows you to add decorative cording, yard, and elastic thread easily and perfectly. Video.




16. 1/4" Quilting (Patchwork) Foot

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Marked both in front of and behind center needle position with 1/4" and 1/8" marks. Your perfect reference point for pivoting, stopping, and starting is right on the foot. Use right edge of foot for piecing scant 1/4" seams; left edge is just right for 1/8" narrow seams in doll clothes, miniature quilts, and crafts. It’s the best type of foot to use for 1/4" seams. Also know as a "Quilting" foot It makes easy work of piecing and helps make perfect seam allowances of 1/4" and 1/8" on many Singer sewing machines. Video.




17. Braiding Foot

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The adjustable guide on this foot offers perfectly centered hands free placement of cords, ribbon, braiding, or tape up to 7mm in width. Video.


18. Standard (Zig-Zag) Presser Foot

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All-purpose sewing foot for sewing utility stitches from straight stitch to zigzag.




19. Straight Stitch Foot

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Often used on very fine or very heavy fabrics, the Straight Stitch Foot is flat on the underside to provide an even pressure against the feed dogs. It has a rounded needle hole which offers the benefit of more support around the needle to prevent skipped stitches and puckering.
    Designed with single hole to allow sewist to sew a straight stitch on lightweight fabrics without skipping stitches. Video.



20. 1/4" Quilting (Scant) Foot

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Eliminate swerving by running your fabric alongside the included guide. This foot ensures an exact 1/4” seam when piecing a quilt or a perfect 1/4” topstitch. Video.


21. Overcast Foot

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Great foot to use when sewing overcast stitches on your sewing machine because of the extra guide installed in the foot. Video.





22. 5- Hole Cording Foot

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This 5 hole cording foot makes attaching decorative cords and threads is a snap. This foot eliminates tangling to ensure that cords lie flat and perfectly parallel to each other. The cording foot controls threads so both hands can guide the fabric. Use this foot to create decorative stitching over cording on single and double layers of fabric. Video.


23. 7-Hole Cording Foot

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This 7 hole cording foot makes attaching decorative cords and threads is a snap. This foot eliminates tangling to ensure the cords lie flat and perfectly parallel to each other. The cording foot controls threads so both hands can guide the fabric. Use this foot to create decorative stitching over cording on single and double layers of fabric. Video.



24. Edge Joining Foot (Stitch in the Ditch)

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For even-sided stitching when joining two pieces of fabric, lace or trim, try this edge joining foot. It’s also great for narrow edge stitching and stitching seams directly into the ditch. Video.





25. Double Welting (Piping) Foot

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Used to apply piping or welt cording. This presser foot gives you a professional finish whether the welt cord or piping is purchased pre-covered or you cover it yourself. Ideal for upholstered or home decoration projects. Video.



26. Invisible Zipper Presser Foot (Metal)

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For truly invisible zippers with a professional appearance, this is the right foot to use. The zipper coils actually act as the guide for this foot, allowing for perfectly positioned stitches that won’t show on the front of your garment. Video.



27. Fringe (Looping) Foot

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Create one-of-a-kind decorative surface embellishments that look and feel like chenille-type textures. This is the perfect foot to easily create loops, fringe, and heirloom fagoting. This foot can even be used for making accurate pattern markings. Video.




28. Adjustable Bias Tape Binder Foot

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The Bias Binder Foot will save you hours of work on your next binding project. Transform raw bias strips into perfectly precise binding. The Bias Binder Foot will fold, feed, flatten, and finish your binding for you with unbelievable accuracy. The 1/4" Bias Binder uses bias strips 1" wide for a 1/4" finished binding. Video.



29. Shirring (Gathering) Foot

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Gather the fast and easy way with this foot. Simultaneously gather and attach ruffles to garments, pillows, and other home decor items in no time! Video.


30, 31, and 32. 3mm Narrow Edge (Hem) Presser Foot, 6mm Wide Edge (Hem) Presser Foot, and 3mm Roll of Lace (Round Hem) Presser Foot

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Also known as a narrow hem foot, or round rolled hem foot.  Sews a very narrow hem, providing a professional edge finish. Video.




33. Roller Foot

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Sew thicker and textured fabrics, heavy knits, leather or vinyl easily with the Roller Foot. Video.


34. Sewing Beads Presser Foot

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Sewing on strung beads and pearls has always been a tedious task but the beading foot now goes some small way to alleviating this and to add pleasure to embellishing.Video




35. Buttonholing (Buttonhole) Presser Foot
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This buttonhole foot sews perfectly sized buttonholes no matter how many you want to make. Video.






36. Darning (Freehand Embroidery) Foot, Low Shank

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The darning & freehand embroidery foot is used to repair holes & tears, but can also be used for free motion embroidery, stipple quilting and creating monograms.  Keep fabric flat and under control while darning. This foot is great to use while performing stippling, meandering and thread-painting techniques simply and precisely. Video.


37. Blind Hem Stitch Foot

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The blind hem foot is used in conjunction with your machine's blind hem stitch to sew hems that are practically invisible on the right side of the fabric.  Video.



38. Darning (Embroidery) Foot (Spring-loaded)

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The darning foot is suitable for a series of free-motion techniques such as darning smaller holes or tears. It is also ideal for embroidery, making lace, quilting and sewing monograms. When the needle raises a vertical spring presses the fabric down (hopper mechanism) thus preventing the fabric from lifting along with the needle or flagging. Video.







39. Zipper Foot, Low Shank (Adjustable)

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A must have for machines with few or no needle position customization, the Adjustable Zipper Foot is equipped with a screw to alter the position of the presser foot in relation to the needle position. You simply move the screw to adjust the position of the actual foot. You can get as close or as far away from the needle position as you like. By lining up the zipper teeth to run against the side of the presser foot, you can customize the zipper seam width. Video.


40. Knit Foot

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The Knit-Edge foot hems and top stitches knits and faux furs. Also referred to as the “little sister” to the walking foot, or a miniature walking foot. Video.



41 and 42. 7-Groove and 9-Groove Pintuck Foot

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The pintuck foot, in conjunction with a twin needle, creates raised tucks in lightweight fabrics to embellish garments and table or bed linens. Video.