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Edgestitching, and Why I Love It

It’s this foot:

I can’t remember if it came with my Pfaff 1229, or if I picked it up somewhere else.  Every other foot for my Pfaff snaps onto the shank, so I’m inclined to think this was an add-on.  However I found it, it’s a fantastic tool for the edgestitching I love.

All I have to do is line up the edge of the material (or the seam)  with the edge of the tiny cutout for my machine’s needle:

This little gadget lets me put a stitching line very, very close to an edge.  Just about perfectly, every time:

I can go around curves with no difficulty, turn sharp corners, and do any other little, fussy thing I want without a glitch, because I can see what I’m doing every step of the way.

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  1. April 10th, 2011 at 20:52 | #1

    hrm… this would also work for pintucking…I’m thinking of making B5559 which has a lot of pintucking going on…I have to look at my zipper foot as others have suggested above…

  2. Red Lin
    April 7th, 2011 at 23:23 | #2

    I also use my double sided Elma zipper foot for edge stitching,works great

    • April 8th, 2011 at 11:03 | #3

      Zipper feet definitely have the necessary precision to allow for good edge-stitching. One of the things I’ve got on my list to try is using my very petite, very precise Featherweight zipper foot for this. I used it for this years ago, but haven’t at all since I began sewing again.

  3. March 28th, 2011 at 11:27 | #4

    I love presser feet! That one looks sort of like my zipper foot for my machine, except mine is two-sided so you can flip it around and have a needle hole on the other side of the foot.

    • March 28th, 2011 at 15:27 | #5

      I think the zipper foot for my Featherweight is very much like the one you describe, Debbie, except that I think it slides side-to-side instead of flipping. Either one might make a great edge-stitcher, too.

  4. March 28th, 2011 at 07:10 | #6

    Ok, you’ve sold me on that foot! It really is all about having the right tool for the right job (Leslie and I were talking about that concept yesterday!)

    • March 28th, 2011 at 15:25 | #7

      Absolutely, Kyle! And I do love me some tools . . .

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