I've discovered that I'm not alone when it comes to completely ignoring the set of foot attachments that come with our sewing machine purchases. Today, I dusted off those attachments and over the next few weeks plan to share with you their functions. Hopefully you too will be inspired to dig out your manuals and increase your sewing knowledge.
I decided on the zipper attachment to try first. Using this basic tutorial for inspiration, I set to work. Ok, here's the low down on zipper attachments.
- Each machine will have it's own style of zipper attachment so they will vary from machine to machine. Check your manual, or some machines may have a guide on the machine where the attachments are housed.
- You can adjust the foot on either the right side or the left side of the needle.
- The purpose of this foot is to allow you to get closer to the zippers teeth than your normal foot attachment would. I probably needed to sew closer than I did.
- As the foot is asymmetrical, with one side that’s wider than the other, you need to place the narrower side closest to the zipper feet.