Friday, September 12, 2008

Even Feed / Walking Foot

The Even Feed or also called the Walking Foot has sew many more uses than just quilting. I use mine to create overlapped seams on heavy material and leather, to add slippery binding to my soft blanket, and much more! I used it recently to make a very simple, but cute, pin cushion.

Find some lovely scraps and cut your pin cushion. I just cut a small square.

1. Sew all the way around, leaving about 2 inches open.

2. Turn to the right side of your material.

3. Fill with some fiberfill.

4. Sew on your lace, while also sewing your opening closed.

Voila! You are finished. The walking foot works so well on the sheer material, especially sewing on the very edge of a puffy cushion. Make one for you and more for friends!

Works great for adding any slippery, hard-to-sew material.

First I would use it to actually sew my blanket. This velveteen tends to slide while sewing. The benefit of the walking foot keeps everything lined up nicely.

After putting the blanket together, next choose your sheer binding or lace for your edge.

Whenever sewing fabrics that tend to slip or separate, use your walking foot. You will be very pleased with the results.

Happy Sewing!

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