Thursday, 21 May 2015

The foot that changed my (sewing) life

I'm a busy mum, just like you! I mean the word mum/mom is pretty much synanmous with being busy! So when (very clever) people introduce me to tricks that make my sewing faster and easier I JUMP on that train!

It just turns out to be mega bonus points that these little tricks also make my sewing neater - ridiculously neater, with no added effort!

Let's start with the best new foot I've ever ever ever used!! The Blind Hem Foot - now seriously this should just be called the magical fairy foot!! 

It makes perfectly straight sewing a breeze when you're sewing straps, bias, hems and so on. 

You can see in the photo above I've set my guide to the 1/8" mark and now all I have to do is keep my fabric up against the guide and TA-DAH!! Perfectly straight lines! 

You can also use the outside of the guide to line up the edge of your fabric to mark your seam allowance or hems when you sew - making sure your seams are perfectly even all the way! 

I'm not a big believer in top stitching (just a personal preference - I'm an understitcher) but if you love to top stitch then THIS foot should become your new best friend!!  Line up your guide with the seam and away you go!

Happy sewing peeps
T xx


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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words John, sorry I missed this comment