This post includes a list of many different presser feet available for our sewing machines to make our sewing job easier and more accurate.
Standard Presser Feet
Standard Presser Feet usually come with the sewing machine.
Usually installed in brand-new sewing machines. It is the general all sewing purpose foot.
Edge of the foot and lines can be used as reference for straight stitches.
Black button is used to level the foot with the fabric. When sewing thick areas, press the black button before lowering the level foot. It does the same function as a leading fabric or Jean-A-MA-Jig
Fits in the back of the Zigzag Foot or Walking Foot as a guide for perfect parallel stitches. You can determine the width by moving the bar.
Straight lines in quilting.
Useful in grid stitches for bags and clothing.
Straight Stitch Foot
Used in conjunction with the Straight stitch plate. It has a small hole where the needle goes trough to prevent light weight fabrics to get pulled down or for perfectly straight even stitches commonly used in quilting.
Needle must be in the center position.
Straight stitches in quilting in light weight fabrics.
Some decorative stitches can be made using this persser foot.
Satin Stitch Foot
Aperture of the needle and the opening of the front is bigger than the Zigzag foot.
There are indentations in the back of the foot so decorative stitches can glide easily over the stitches.
Bulky Decorative stitches, monogramming.
Double-needle can be used with this foot.
It often has a metal guide along the right-hand edge to align the fabric against. A small hole for straight stitches.
It also has a mark to guide when the fabric is 1/4″ from the end.
Stitch 1/4″ seam allowances
It is also useful for edge stitching.
Standard Zipper Foot
It can have one or two toes with grooves and bars in each side.
Start stitches from the bottom end in each side.
Zipper and piping installation
Adjustable Zipper Foot
You can adjust the position of where the foot is in relation to the needle by moving the adjustable bar on the top.
Zipper and piping installation.
Concealed Invisible Zipper Presser Foot
It has a small hole on top and two deep grooves on the back to place the zipper teeth.
Fabric pieces are kept separate for the zipper installation.
Align the zipper face-down on the seam allowance of the right side of the fabric
The needle will stitch very close to the zipper teeth. The needle can be adjusted slightly to get closer to the zipper teeth.
Invisible Zipper installation
Blind Hem Foot
They have a notch with a bar running down the center to align the fabric, In some of the the bar is below the foot.
Some Blind Hem Feet are adjustable to adjust the hem width.
It has to be used with the sewing machine blind hem stitches.
Can also be used to add trims.
Edge stitching (using the straight stitch)
Designed to stitch along the edge of the fabric. It has bars to hold the fabric flat when stitching in the very end of the fabric.
It can be used with standard zigzag foot or overedge stitch.
It functions as a serger.
Decorative Hems, tacks, or collars.
rolled hem in king fabrics (using short stitch length)
Rolled Hem Foot
The rolled hem is a narrow hem folded twice,
This foot often comes in packs of two for different hem size.
For the start, the rolled hem can be glued with washable glue or you can make the first inch of the hem manually.
Use both hands to guide the fabric.
Rolled hems in very light weight fabrics.
For decorative hems, It can be used with zigzag stitches.
Can also be used with cording on top of the fabric.
Button & Buttonhole Feet
Buttonhole foot usually comes with sewing machines and can be used to sew different styles of buttonholes:
The machine usually starts from the bottom to the top and for the buttonhole size, place your button in the back of the foot.
- buttonholes in garments
- Use cording to define the buttonholes.
Button Sewing Foot
To install buttons using this foot, use zig zag stitch and lower the feed dogs.
Adjust the zig zag size to match the holes in the button and sew with 6-8 stitches.
- Buttons installation in garments.
Even-Feed Presser Feet
Great for bulky and slippery fabrics because it feeds both layers.
It is very popular in quilting when you have to sew through a few layers of fabric and batting. Quilters guide can be used with this foot.
- Slippery fabrics such as silk.
- Bulky fabrics to prevent puckering.
Allows you to sew sticky or shifty fabrics with ease.
- Slippery fabrics such as vinyl, leather, chiffon, or organza.
Pintuck Foot is designed to create small tucks in your fabric. Can be used with a twin needle to create evenly spaced tucks.
It come in several different sizes ( 3, 5 7 and 9 grooves).
Feet with a few grooves are suitable for heavier weight fabric, and those with 7 or 9 grooves are best for very lightweight fabrics.
- Evenly spaced tucks in garments
Nonstick (Teflon) Foot
Designed to feed slippery fabric smoothly.
An alternative is to use Swedish tracing paper over your fabric and tear away after completing your stitch.
- Suede, Leather, Vinyl, or laminated fabrics.
Decorative Work Presser Feet
The Cording Foot evenly feeds thread, cord, or braid while sewing.
You can apply parallel rows of decorative stitching using different decorative threads.
There are different varieties of cording feet depending on the thread you are going to use.
Decorative cording installation such as: embroidery floss or tapestry yarn
Similar to sating foot opened in the front. There is an indentation in the back of the foot so thicker decorative threads or braids can go through.
It allows you to see the needle and where you are stitching.
- Decorative stitching
Free Motion Foot
Allow you to sew with free motion.
Popular in free motion quilting – many designs are created using this foot.
Can also be used to sew lace motifs so the stitching is invisible.
Feed dogs must be disengaged (by putting them down or using 0 stitch length)
- free motion quilting
- sewing with lace fabrics
Finishing Presser Feet
Bias Binding Feet
Used for one-step bias binding application. There are different types and come in different sizes.
For easier installation, use folded bias binding. and thread the bias binding through the foot using a hand needle.
- bias binding installation
Using the beading foot you can sew strings of beads using your sewing machine.
Use a zig zag stitch and invisible thread.
- adding string of beads or trims to your projects
The braiding foot has an adjustable groove in the front to sew trims and braids.
The foot allows you to sew curves and even circles
Use zigzag or triple zigzag stitch.
- finishing of edges: cuffs, hems, necklines
The Ruffler attaches like the walking foot, it pleats and gathers.
Select the size and depth of the pleats or gathers.
Allow 3 times of the required length.
- Small pleats
Many of these presser feet are great for different sewing needs and you should have them in your tool box. This Presser Foot Set from Amazon is a great deal!