Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Sewing Machine Attachments

What fun to always have sewing attachments to learn about and to use! I just wanted to share with you those that I use on my Babylock Ellageo Embroidery Machine. Usually devoted to just my embroidery, but just can't resist playing with the attachments. Many of you have these newer ones, or an you might have an equivalent in your vintage attachment case. To the very far left is my buttonholer foot and to the far right, at the top is just one of my adapters.

Some may look a little different, such as the adjustable blind hem foot. I have seen many variations among sewing machines. If you have one you are unsure about, just send me a pic and an email at I love to help identify them! Check out those listed in my book, The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook. Some may think this is just for vintage machines, but not at all! Have a binder? Works the same whether vintage or new. How about a foot hemmer? The same.

Left to right - Blind stitch foot, zigzag foot, and adjustable blind hem foot

Left to right - zipper foot, button sew-on foot, 3 cord cording foot, and foot hemmer

Left to right - Embroidery foot, open toe embroidery, free motion transparent foot

First, identify your foot and then learn how to use it! There are so many things you can do with each one and I will start covering one at a time over the next months.

So, remember - no matter whether you have a vintage sewing machine or a new one, just have fun creating new uses for those attachments!

Happy Sewing!

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