Sewcial Etiquette Lesson #2: The Agony of the Feet

Hey loves, I was hoping to have my next dress finished by the time I made this post. But between work and oooh, getting married 30 days from today (!!!!) my time has become pretty limited.
 
In the meantime, I'd like to share another lesson I've learned over the past few months.
My current sewing machine is pre-loved. It had most of the parts that came with it...or so I thought.
 
As I started reading info on sewing, I kept seeing references to presser feet. And I'm all like, "The heck is that???" My machine came in its original box and included the manual, and I realized I only had the standard foot that accompanied it. But I still had no idea why I even needed these things.
 
They just look like little Monopoly pieces to me *shrugs*
 
SEWCIAL ETIQUETTE LESSON #2:
Victory Over the Feet


I found an inexpensive set of universal presser feet on Amazon, and did research on what purpose each piece served.
 
Cording Foot
Used to add cording or elastic thread for decorative purposes


Low Shank Snap-On Ankle
Gotta admit, the whole ankle thing threw me off a bit. This is used on low shank machines in order to hold standard snap-on feet. It's pretty much used as an adapter for snap-on feet.
Kinda like your ankle attaches to your foot! #ahhamoment

 
Blind Hem
Used to make blind hemming a bit easier.


Example:

Photo courtesy of Sew Can Do

Buttonhole Foot
Button Sewing Foot
(shown along with seam guide)
These lil fellas are used to sew...buttons, of course.
The buttonhole foot (big plastic thingamabob) creates the hole for your button, and the button sewing foot (lil plastic thingamabob) helps you attach the button to your fabric.
 


Zig-Zag Foot
 This is used for fancy zig-zag stitches (and straight stitches).


Straight Stitch Foot
For your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill straight stitches.


Overedge Foot
To keep your fabric edge from unraveling, use this foot with an overcasting stitch if you don't have an overlocker.

 
Zipper Foot
Take a wild guess...hope you don't have to ask the audience or phone a friend.

 
Rolled Hem Foot
This creates a neat hem, like so.


Example:

Photo courtesy of Tanit-Isis Sews

 Gotta keep you all on your toes when it comes to these feet. Get it? Feet, toes?? (yep, I brought my corny jokes to this blog too)

Oh, and if I have ANY of this info wrong, please let me know :-)

I'm going to try my best to finish this dress before the end of the week so I can move on to other projects to share with you all. My sewcial life is quite busy, and I'm loving it!


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