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sewing a belt with rings

sabu | Posted in General Discussion on

I am trying to sew fabric belts with big metal rings–but I am having a hard time getting close enough to the rings–I am using my zipper foot which helps, but Iam having a hard time making it all look clean, nice, and as close to the metal rings as possible…
any suggestions?
thanks in advance!


  1. sewpro | | #1

    Unfortunately, I have yet to find a way to do this. In order to achieve the clean look you want, you will have to stitch further away from the rings. You could hand stitch closer if you want a tighter effect. Good luck!- J

    1. sabu | | #3

      thanks for your responses! I finally had some luck after several tries of sewing and tearing out stitches...I did two things that allowed me to get close to the rings and (fairly) neat: I trimmed the inside seams better and then I hand basted the belt to the rings first--this gave me much more control for the actual sewing with the zipper foot. It was so much easier to sew and ug close to the ring when I wasn't trying to keep the fabric in place at the same time. I also followed the curve of the ring more carefully.
      :-) -Sarah

  2. mygaley | | #2

    There is a generic zipper foot that doesn't have any sides, that is, you can move your needle as close to the edge or even over the edge to sew as closely as you want.  Mine has needle indentions on right and left and comes on an adjustable bar to move it horizontally.  It also does not require an ankle but bolts straight to the machine.  God bless you.  Galey

  3. stitchmd | | #4

    Also move your needle all the way to the left. Stitch slowly so you can help the fabric stay as stable as possible and not wiggle away because the rings are spreading the layers apart.

    If you're tryint to make a straight stitching line consider making it curved so it stays closer to the rings the entire length.

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