MISS ELLENâ€™S SEWING CLASS
LESSON NO. 31 - FEET INSTRUCTIONS
by Ellen Mason - JOY Designs
Special feet comes with your sewing/embroidery machine. In this lesson, I will write generic instructions on different feet. Not
everyone will have some of these feet, so just practice on the feet that you have accomplished using them. I will be using the
feet number for the Designer 1 and other machine feet will be in ( ).
Sewing/Embroidery machine and accessories - all of your feet
Regular construction thread
Misc. threads for different stitching/feet - 3-4 embroidery thread
1 spool variegated embroidered thread if you have it
80 regular needle â€” twin needle, any size
Bobbin threads according to specific instructions
8 inch square fabrics for samples â€” spray starch/press
5" X 10" fabric strips
Basic sewing kit
Your machine instruction book
A foot (basic foot) - use this foot for medium to lightweight fabrics. It is for straight stitching, Zig-Zag and with a stitch length
more than 1mm. It is used for other built in utility stitching.
B foot (heavy fabrics foot) - This foot is used for heavy or napped (velvet) fabrics. It can also be use for applique and
Clear foot - this foot is the same as the B foot except it is transparent so you can see through it. This foot can also be used for
regular stitching. It will enable you to see exactly where you are stitching.
C foot (button hole foot)- this foot is used for buttonholes - especially corded buttonholes. It is longer on one side and has
Most machines has an auto built-in buttonhole stitching capability. See manufacturer booklet that came with the machine.
D foot (blind hem foot) - this foot is used for sewing blind hems only because on the bottom of
the foot is raised higher than the other.
E foot (zipper foot) - stitches close to the zipper - straight stitching only. Can be used to stitch close to a fold or where ever
you need it.
Teflon coated foot - a special coated foot to use in stitching on plastic, foam, leather or any fabric that would stick to a metal
A foot (basic foot) - With a square piece of fabric, variegated thread, a fabric pen and a ruler, draw lines 1 inch apart across
the square - this is the stitching line. Starting with the straight stitch, sew on the first line. Change stitch to a zig-zag, stitch on
the second line. Continue this method changing the stitch for each line.
For built in decorative stitches - Using a 5" X 10" piece of fabric, draw lines the same as above on the 5" length. Begin with
the first decorative stitch and sew a line utilizing as many patterns as you can on one piece of fabric. Make a test stitch on all
the stitches â€” you may need 3 - 4 pieces of fabric. You may wish to use a permanent fabric pen to label each row of
stitching. Save this for future reference.
B foot 9 heavy fabrics foot) - Using heavy fabrics, i.e., fleece, corduroy, velvet, cut a 8 inch square and then cut into two
pieces; place right sides together and stitch a seam. Decorative stitching can be sewn if using this foot with this type of
Clear foot - can be used on these fabrics.
Ellen Mason - JOY Designs