Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Tiktok Icon YouTube Icon Headphones Icon Favorite Navigation Search Icon Forum Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon Arrow Down Icon Video Guide Icon Article Guide Icon Modal Close Icon Guide Search Icon

Conversational Threads

walking foot

Patricia_Biglin | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

*
My new machine came with a walking foot but not directions on what it does or how to use it. Can anyone help me? Thanks,

Replies

  1. DarleneMcG_ | | #1

    *
    a walking foot is usually used for quilting and can be used to help feed thicker fabric evenly....however, i've used my walking foot for other sewing projects too...it essentially provides a feeding system (like the feed dogs) on the top layer of fabric...

    1. Debora | | #2

      *A walking foot serves several purposes. It can be used for quilting, primarily, or heavy printed fabrics, or what I use it for is fabrics that move and slide a lot while sewing. I holds the seam allowance in place.

      1. Stephanie_Corina_Goddard | | #3

        *Other reasons to use your walking foot: matching plaids or motifs, velvet, twin-needle hems on knits. The walking foot mimics - on the top side - the motion of the feed dogs (on the bottom side) of your seam. In that way, both layers are pulled through the needle. Without the walking foot, only the bottom layer gets pulled, which can create drag on the top layer.

This post is archived.

Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, projects, and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Conversational Threads

Recent Posts and Replies

  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |
  • |

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All

Highlights

Shop the Store

View All
View More