Today's tutorial is all about how to change presser feet. Plus, I’ll share some of my favorite pressure feet, which help make project construction a whole lot easier.
I’ll be demoing on the Baby Lock Jubilant. Like this machine, most machine pressure feet simply drop off and snap on. However, some mechanical machine feet screw off and on, which is easy to do, you just have to make sure you’re attaching a foot with the same shank.
With snap on feet, you don’t have to worry about machine shank, which is the height of the metal rod the pressure feet attach to. To remove a snap on foot…
Definitely take advantage of the vast range of presser feet available on the market. Presser feet can make sewing more pleasurable, help add unique stitching details, and make it easier for professional looking results. Quickly, I want to share with you some of my go-to pressure feet that I reach for over and over again!
The all-purpose foot is designed for general sewing and decorative stitches. A variety of techniques and tasks can be accomplished with an all-purpose foot; however, certain fabric types or techniques may be difficult to perform with this foot where another type of foot may be preferred.
The applique foot is designed for easy maneuvering around curves and angles for attaching applique. The foot is designed to easily feed fabric and applique stitches through.
Button Sewing Foot
The button sewing foot allows buttons, charms, and eyelets to be sewn to projects with a sewing machine, rather than hand stitching. To use this foot, set the stitch width to the same width measurement as the gap between holes on the button, charm, or eyelet.
If your machine has the ability to create a one step buttonhole, you can use a buttonhole foot. The buttonhole foot is designed to stitch custom-sized buttonholes in one simple step.
Narrow Zipper Foot
The narrow zipper foot is designed to stitch along the edge of a zipper, seam for topstitching, or even straight stitch applique. It’s also handy for sewing piping and close to hardware for precise installation. The narrow zipper foot has more visibility than a standard zipper foot.
Straight Stitch Foot
The straight stitch foot has a single hole and narrow view of the fabric, so the foot can apply more pressure to the feed dogs and help hold fabric in place while stitching for a consistent straight stitch.
The teflon foot is essential for bag making since it’s designed for feeding tacky fabrics such as faux leather, vinyl, laminated cotton, and leather. The foot has a nonstick coating which allows fabrics to glide through easily.
Teflon Zipper Foot
The teflon zipper foot is a zipper foot with a teflon coating to make inserting and topstitching zippers a breeze. It’s also useful for close topstitching and edgestitching of difficult to feed fabrics such as faux leather, vinyl, laminated cotton, and leather.
The walking foot, also known as the even feed foot, works with your machine to feed layers of fabric evenly at an equal rate through your machine. Use the walking foot for quilting or sewing bags, patchwork, and even clothing.
The zipper foot is used for inserting and topstitching zippers, trim, piping and other embellishments on bags, home decor, and apparel. Most zipper feet are adjustable to the position the zipper tape is being sewn.
I hope you enjoyed these tips and recommendations for presser feet. I know I went through this quickly but I wanted to cover all of the basics and allow for some space for questions and feedback. If you do have any questions please comment below and I’ll try my best to help!
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30 Day Sewing Challenge Schedule
Follow along each day, or watch the segments that interest you the most. Enjoy!
- Day 1: Learn to Sew Introduction
- Day 2: Basic Sewing Terminology
- Day 3: Sewing Supplies for Beginners
- Day 4: Sewing Machine Overview
- Day 5: How to Thread a Sewing Machine
- Day 6: How to Wind a Bobbin
- Day 7: How to Change Presser Feet
- Day 8: How to Change a Needle
- Day 9: How to Sew a Straight Stitch
- Day 10: How to Choose Fabrics
- Day 11: How to Prepare Fabrics
- Day 12: How to Read Sewing Patterns
- Day 13: How to Cut Fabric for Patterns
- Day 14: DIY Checkerboard Coasters
- Day 15: DIY Fabric Napkins
- Day 16: DIY Napkin Rings
- Day 17-20: Laptop or Tablet Sleeve
- Day 21-24: Drawstring Backpack
- Day 25-28: Hanging Closet Organizer