Sewing Machine Feet

I hope this will be a helpful resource for you to identify the feet you already have and to make a wishlist of what you might like to have. As I add to my collection, I’ll update my list.

 

All-Purpose Foot

All-Purpose Foot

 

 

Used for general sewing

 

 

 

1/4" Foot

1/4″ Foot

Regular Zipper Foot

Regular Zipper Foot

 

 

 

Used to maintain a consistent 1/4″ seam

 

 

 

 

 

Used for sewing in regular zippers, piping, stitch in the ditch. Anytime you need to get close to the edge of something

 

 

 

 

Invisible Zipper Foot

Invisible Zipper Foot

 

Used for inserting invisible zippers. The plastic point on the front of the foot spreads the coils of the zipper so you can get a close stitch. Required for a perfect invisible zipper placement

 

 

Blind Hem Feet

Blind Hem Feet

 

 

Used for blind hemming or anytime you want to maintain a consistent distance from a line or edge

 

 

 

Automatic Buttonholer

Automatic Buttonholer

 

The foot measures the button and “tells” the machine how big to make the buttonhole. It works by having a post that hits the ends of the slots on the side of the foot which tells the machine to reverse direction.

 

 

Four Step Buttonholer

Four Step Buttonholer

 

Used to manually measure the size of your buttonholes on a machine with a four-step buttonhole.

 

 

 

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Holds the button in place while the machine sews the button. It must be combined with a way to lower or cover the feed dogs

 

 

Walking Foot

Walking Foot

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Gathering Foot

 

Narrow Rolled Hem Feet

Narrow Rolled Hem Feet

Feeds the fabric through the machine from the top as well as from the feed dogs. Great for keeping plaids and stripes matched and for controlling slippery fabrics. Yours might look more like this.

 

 

 

 

Gathers a single layer of fabric.  The thickness of the fabric, the length of the stitch, and the tension determine the size of the gathers.

 

 

Ruffler Foot

Ruffler Foot

 

 

Used to make narrow rolled hems. They come in different widths usually measured in mm

 

 

 

 

Makes small pleats in fabric. You can make the ruffle and attach it in one step.

 

Over the Edge Feet

Over the Edge Feet

 

 

 

 

Used for overcasting, over the edge stretch stitches, shell hemming. The foot on the left has an extension that turns the edge of the fabric under as you sew.

 

 

 

Piping Foot, Bottom

Piping Foot, Bottom

 

Comes in different sizes. The piping slides through the guides on the bottom.

Piping Foot, Top and Bottom

Piping Foot, Top

 

Cording Foot

Cording Foot

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Bias Tape Foot

 

 

The foot has grooves you can feed the cording through as you zizgzag stitch over it.

 

 

 

 

Folds and stitches bias tape in one step.

 

 

 

 

 

Pintuck Feet, top

Pintuck Feet, top

 

These come in different sizes. Matched with a twin needle with the same separation, they make pintucks easy.

Pintuck Feet, Bottom

Pintuck Feet, Bottom

 

 

 

Cording foot

 

 

Satin Stitch Foot

Satin Stitch Foot

 

 

The foot is clear so you have good visibility, and it has a channel on the bottom to allow the raised stitches to pass through freely.

 

 

Open Toe Foot

Open Toe Foot

 

 

The space in front of the needle is open, giving you full visibility. Usually used for decorative stitching.

 

 

 

Decorative Stitch Foot

Decorative Stitch Foot

 

 

A foot with lines to help keep rows of decorative stitching evenly spaced.

 

 

 

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Perfect Circle Foot

 

 

Works like a drawing compass to sew perfect circles. Great for decorative stitching and making yoyos.

 

 

 

Free-style Quilting/Embroidery Set

Free-style Quilting/Embroidery Set

 

 

A set of attachments that turn your sewing machine into a quilting or freehand embroidery machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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