Understanding Sewing Machine Feet
Most sewing machines offer a range of feet for diverse sewing needs. Beginners typically start with the standard foot, also known as a zigzag foot, which comes with the machine. As you advance in your sewing skills and undertake varied projects, it becomes beneficial to explore and utilize different types of sewing machine feet. The following provides insights into various types and a brief guide on how to replace them on your machine.
- Overcasting Foot:
Purpose: Finishes fabric edges with a zigzag motion.
Features: Extended part guides fabric edge, internal metal guide holds fabric flat. Ideal for knits.
- Button Fitting Foot:
Purpose: Sewing on two- or four-hole buttons using a zigzag stitch at zero length.
- Invisible Zipper Foot:
Purpose: Specifically for installing invisible zippers, hidden under fabric edges.
- Buttonhole Foot:
Purpose: Automatically sews buttonholes of varying lengths, determined by the button size.
- Blind Stitch Foot:
Purpose: Guides blind hem stitching, creating nearly invisible hems from the right side.
- Zigzag Foot:
Purpose: Standard, all-purpose foot with a wide opening for various stitch styles.
- Zipper Foot:
Purpose: Inserts all types of zippers, allows sewing along raised zipper teeth. Also suitable for piping.
- Monogramming Foot:
Purpose: Creates monograms using free-motion sewing. Clear area for monitoring stitching.
- Cording Foot:
Purpose: Guides trim with small grooves, compatible with straight or zigzag stitches.