Types of Presser Feet - Part 1

Part 1




Ever since I started sewing, I've been tempted to buy almost all the sewing accessories I've seen for my sewing machine (Juki HZL-27Z Electric Sewing Machine)! 


Recently, I've been looking at the different presser feet which hold the promise of drastically improving your sewing skills just by using a different presser feet! 


Only problem? I don't have a clue what they are or how to use them! Which is why I decided to sit down and do a little research. Specifically on this Embroidex 32 pieces Presser Feet Kit which was the perfect fit for my sewing machine! 

This will be a 4 part series so I can highlight each presser feet properly! 

1. Braiding Foot: 

This is the easiest and fastest way to attach trim, yarn, ribbon, rick rack (flat narrow braid women in zigzag form, used as a trimming for clothing or curtains), and even elastic! You should use trim or elastic 5mm wide or less which is perfect for this foot. 

How to use: Simply insert your trim or elastic through the front opening, pull a few inches past the back of the foot, and start sewing. Adjust the front screw to fit your trim and prevent any mistakes or imperfections. 

2. Fringe Foot: 


The Fringe foot is a good tool for creating 3-D flowers, heirloom seam joins, surface texture and custom trims with a simple zigzag stitch. 

How to use: This foot was originally designed and used to mark construction details by creating tailor tacking, so feel free to use it as a great marking tool as well!


3. 5 Hole Cording Foot:


This 5 Hole cording foot makes attaching decorative cords and threads a snap. This foot eliminates tangling to ensure that cords lie flat and perfectly parallel to each other.

How to use: 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.


4. 7-Hole Cording Foot:

This foot makes embellishment edges, cuffs, collars, etc with 7 cords. This foot eliminates tangling to ensure the cords lie flat and perfectly parallel to each other.

How to use: This foot works with zigzag or decorative stitch mode. Stitches over all sorts of cords. This 7 hole cording foot makes attaching decorative cords and threads is a snap. 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.

5. Edge Joining Foot:

This foot can be used to line up and sew edgings such as lace to edges of other fabrics. the centered blade enhances the ability to follow the edge of the fabric.

How to use: Hold the fabrics in place while leaving a space to allow open decorative stitches such as open weave stitches.


6. 1/4 inch quilting foot:

This is also referred to as the 'Piercing foot'. This foot will help create perfect 1/4th inch seams.

How to use: Simply line up the edge of you fabric to the edge guide and you have a perfect 1/4” seam, which is ideal for any quilter or projects that require a 1/4” sewing seam


7. Straight Stitch foot:

If you want to reduce puckering on lightweight fabrics and prevent delicate fabrics from "jumping" and shifting, this foot is for you.

How to use: The small opening on the foot provides support as the needle travels through the fabric, preventing flagging. The center needle position leaves no room for guesswork.



8. Open toe Embroidery foot:

The open width and clear plastic of this foot make it perfect for projects that require clear visibility and stability, such as applique, surface embellishments, and stitching around intricate areas with decorative stitches. 

How to use: It has a larger groove on the underside to accommodate thicker stitches and decorative threads. The clear plastic provides visibility and stability makes it easy to guide the foot!

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Comment down below if you have any questions or suggestions! 

Keep a look out for part two which will be up sometime next week!


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