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Why we just love sewing machine presser feet

They make sewing MUCH easier – and even more fun!

We’ve waxed lyrical about sewing machine presser feet on a number of occasions – and we think they’re the most underrated and overlooked addon in sewing land!

Described as “a life savior of the sewist” on the Sew Guide website, the good old presser foot is the subject of an interesting introduction to this Aladdin’s Cave of goodies.

“Presser feet add different functionalities to your sewing machine, so that it can accomplish much more than mere straight stitching.”

Presser Foot (A detailed 33 Sewing Machine Feet Guide) »

Some of our favourite Jaguar presser feet

As an example of how and when to use presser feet, we’ve popped together a short list of five which shows just how useful they can be. The final three, for example, will be of great interest if you’re into quilting.

  1. Buttonhole Foot: The Sliding Buttonhole Foot is a plastic foot suitable for most makes of machines. By placing your button on top of the foot the machine will sew a perfect buttonhole for you exactly the correct size!
  2. Twin Zipper Foot: No matter the zipper application – lapped, centered or exposed, this foot will not ride on top of the zipper coil. It’s so versatile because you can attach the foot either to the left or right side of the needle.
  3. 1/4 Inch Quilting Foot: Best for quilt and patchwork piecing with 1/4” or 1/8’’ seam allowance. Its back and small needle opening are designed to give the right pressure on fabrics.
  4. 1/4 Inch Quilting Piecing Foot.
  5. 1/4 Inch Quilting Piecing Foot With Guide.

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And just in case you’d like a wonderful new Jaguar sewing machine to go with it…

More about sewing machine feet – why we love them!

The wonderful world of sewing feet

Some are common and some a little more exotic. Sewing machine feet – or presser feet – come in such a huge range and fulfil a number of specific purposes. They do however have one very important thing in common – they make certain sewing tasks much easier!

One of our most popular blog articles to date has been Why do you need to know about sewing machine feet? So we’ve decided to have a rummage around the wonderful world of the SewingWeb to come up with some ideas and suggestions that should make sewing even more enjoyable!

Sewing machine presser feet

First off, we have the excellent Sewing Machine Presser Feet Guide on the Made to Sew website. It’s a good introduction which includes the basic selection that may have come with your sewing machine and move on to some additions that will prove to be really useful.

Look out for the blind hem foot, overcast and walking foot, the really useful invisible zipper foot and the darning foot. As an added bonus, there’s also a sewing machine presser feet video. Enjoy!

Presser feet fun

One of our very favourite people on the SewingWeb is the wonderful Katy Mathews – we love her blog Quilting Sewing Creating which is part of the Chicago Now network. She’s posted the lovely 10 Fun Facts about Presser Feet, including an actual definition, being “A forked metal device on a sewing machine used for holding the fabric in place while stitching.” She covers the history of sewing machine feet and scratches the surface of the thousands that are potentially available.

Sewing machine feet for quilting

My colleague Dawn here at Jaguar Central is a very keen quilter – and she wanted to make sure that her co-enthusiasts weren’t being neglected. So we’ve come up with the interesting article Which Machine Feet Do You Use for Quilting? on our old friend the Craftsy website.

The author Sherri McConnell lists her favourites – and keeps it to the point, dealing with her favourite five accessories, but listing in detail why and how they should be used.

Sewing feet make sewing easier and more fun!

Here are a few of our Jaguar favourites – from the 43 that are currently available.

Other sewing machine makes

If you need sewing feet for machines other than Jaguars, check out our sister site GUR Sewing Machines, where they cover many makes including

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Get in touch with us here at Jaguar Sewing Machines with your tips and if we like them, we’ll publish them on our blog. Make sure to tell us about any website and email links you’d like us to include!

Why do you need to know about sewing machine feet?

Also known as presser feet – and it seems you can’t have too many of them!

Sewing machine presser feet can be a bit of a mystery for sewists everywhere – many don’t know what they are or for, let alone how they can make life easier and more efficient for a whole variety of tasks.

Fortunately, there are many blogs out there from experienced sewing addicts that deal with this very topic – so we thought we’d take the opportunity to draw some of out favourites to your attention…

Different types of sewing machine feet

What better place to start than with the Craftsy sewing blog piece Learn to Sew With Your Feet: Different Types of Sewing Machine Feet.

Maris Olsen who wrote the article comes up with the best benefit-of-sewing-feet-in-a-sentence that we’ve seen so far.

“Presser feet are not just frivolous accessories for your sewing machine; they can help make tough sewing jobs tremendously easier if you are willing to take a few minutes to swap out your universal foot for one or more of the various different types of sewing machine feet.”

Maris then gives her readers a quick overview of many standard sewing feet and their key functions, including zipper, buttonhole, zigzag, blind hem and overlock.

Functions of sewing feet

Our next port of call is the Sew Much Easier website, and our attention in this case has been grabbed by Shelley Hong’s excellent piece A Quick Guide to Your Sewing Machine Presser Feet.

Shelley not only introduces many accessories that will be of considerable use in a huge variety of sewing projects, she details their functionality in depth – very useful in helping you to decide their suitability on your future projects. Her description of the open toe appliqué foot (AKA the open toe embroidery foot) is a very good example and it includes

“Perfect for appliqué, the bottom of the foot has a rectangular shaped indentation, which allows even satin / blanket stitching to glide under the foot without dragging.”

Some of our favourite sewing feet

Here at Sewing Machine central, we love different sewing feet, which is why we’ve so pleased that Jaguar provide such a wonderful range of these marvellous accessories – they’re so useful, save so much time and in one or two cases (without naming names) enable the quality of the finished item to be greatly improved.

That’s the whole point of sewing feet – they make sewing easier and more fun!

Here are a few of our favourites – from the 43 that are currently available.

The Jaguar Border Guide Foot. Having problems lining up or evenly spacing your border designs? That problem can now be solved with the help of the Border Guide Foot.  The secret of this great new foot lies in its red guide markings.

The Jaguar 3 Groove Cording Foot. The foot works perfectly for attaching three cords or threads through grooves on clothing, household linens, etc.

The Jaguar Beading Foot. Sewing on strung beads and pearls has always been a tedious task but the beading feet now go some small way to alleviating this and to add pleasure to embellishing.  Popular bridal wear, evening wear, smart/casual or craft, the beading foot set is a must for your sewing box.

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