Every girl has her favorite shoes, and believe me, I have more shoes than I need. But today I wanted to share with you, one of my top 3 sewing feet and why I love it so much.
When it comes to garment construction, the right sewing tools can make all the difference. While you don’t need a fancy sewing machine (a basic machine with a straight stitch and zig zag is just fine), using the right sewing feet can make all the difference. They take your sewing to the next level!
Here is my first favorite: The gathering foot
This is a small sewing machine accessory but can make gathering a breeze!
I have gotten such good use out of this one. You can use this with knits, with wovens, with tulle (YAY) and also with chiffon, organza, netting.. the possibilities are endless.
I used it here to make the ruffles on this DIY top I made last year.
This little foot makes beautiful ruffles when paired with the right fabric and the right amount of tension on the machine.
You can control the “tightness” of the ruffles by changing the tension. See my video on this
I also use this foot to gather tulle, which makes gathering a breeze. Here are a couple tulle skirts I made using this technique HERE
Most people who work with tulle mention how beautiful tulle is, but what a pain it is to gather. Not with this foot! Check out how I gather tulle easily at the rate of 2 yards per minute!
What about you?
- Do you have a favorite foot?
- Have you used the gathering foot?
- Do you recommend a foot to make my sewing more fun/efficient?
I hope this review helped. I’ll be sharing my other favorite two sewing accessories with you soon!
Oh! I also made this tulle dress with the gathering foot..
ps. I’ll be posting the progress of my projects on my FB page as always