Let’s talk about one of my absolute favorite presser feet: the walking foot!
One of the things that’s been an interesting discovery for me since I started doing video content in January, is that not everyone knows how absolutely amazing this presser foot is, and that it can be your new best friend for sewing garments. Quilters know about it and use it, but why not more dressmakers??
Ever sewed a seam when the top fabric ends up longer than the bottom fabric? Or maybe even after careful pinning, your prints are never quite lined up, or stretchy fabric stretches out of shape. Well here’s the thing: it’s probably because you’re not using a walking foot!
What it does is help to feed both layers of fabric evenly, so the top layer is fed at the same rate as the sew machine’s feed dogs feed the bottom layer. It means less shifting and stretching, and in general, much better results. I use it a LOT. (You can even watch me sew my plaid jumper dress, where I used my walking foot for most seams.)
In my latest YouTube video, I’m sharing you my top 3 reasons for when you should be using a walking foot for garment sewing!
It’s SO worth trying out a walking foot if you sew clothes–seriously, you won’t regret it. Watch my video and find out why!