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Presser Foot Descriptions



Which Foot Does What?

A regular question in the Starting to Sew group relates to the ever popular collection of 32 Sewing Machine Feet, imported from China. This collection is described as : "32pcs Sewing Machine Presser Feet Set Universal fit."


It is advertised as fitting most sewing machines with a low shank system and will fit most Brother, Elina, Singer, Janome / New Home, Pacesetter, Elnita, Juki, Kenmore, Pfaff machines.


So lets jump right in with either a brief description of each foot and how they would typically be used or a link to a video tutorial showing you the foot in action.


  1. Fringe Foot - Video Tutorial

  2. Cording Foot - Video Tutorial

  3. Braiding Foot - The braiding foot is one of many types of feet used in couching, which is a form of decorative embellishment, where a length of braid, cord, piping, ribbon, thread, trim or yarn is couched or stitched over to attach it to a fabric project.

  4. Pearl Piping/Cording Foot -This foot has many uses such as sewing seams in knitwear, attaching beads up to 4mm, and making and applying piping up to 1/4” in diameter. Also sews corded pin tucks, sews piping 1/8", 1/4" & 3/8" (for piping your machine must have a left or right needle position).

  5. 9 Groove Pin Tuck Foot - The Pintuck Foot creates even tucks and is easy to use. Simply install a Twin Needle, feed your fabric through the foot, and watch as perfect pintucks form instantly.

  6. 7 Groove Pin Tuck Foot - The Pintuck Foot creates even tucks and is easy to use.

  7. Concealed Zipper Foot - This zipper foot makes inserting invisible zippers very easy.

  8. 5 Hole Cording Foot - Use this foot to attach multiple decorative cords and threads at one time.

  9. 6mm Round Rolled Hem Foot - Video Tutorial

  10. Teflon Snap-on Foot - Glide over your trickiest fabrics

  11. Open Toe Embroidery Foot - This foot provides an unobstructed view of your work while sewing since there is no bridge between the toes.

  12. Open Toe Foot - This foot provides an unobstructed view of your work while sewing since there is no bridge between the toes.

  13. Cording Foot - Use this foot to attach decorative cords and threads.

  14. 1/4" Metal Patchwork Quilting Foot - A quilters best friend, pre-measured 1/8", 1/4" and 1/2" seams.

  15. Straight Stitch Foot - a simple basic foot

  16. Piecing Foot - A quilting Smart Foot, pre-measured 1/4" seams with a built in fabric guide.

  17. Edge Stitch Foot - The edge joining foot is used for edge stitching, stitch-in-the-ditch stitching and heirloom sewing.

  18. Satin Stitch Foot - This foot is ideal for decorative sewing, such as applique, satin stitching and cut work.

  19. 7 Hole Cording Foot - Use this foot to attach multiple decorative cords and threads at one time.

  20. Patchwork Edge Join Foot - The edge joining foot is used for edge stitching, stitch-in-the-ditch stitching and heirloom sewing.

  21. Overcast Foot - Video Tutorial

  22. Blind Hem Foot - Video Tutorial

  23. Gathering or Welting Foot - Video Tutorial

  24. 3mm Rolled Hem Foot - Video Tutorial

  25. 6mm Rolled Hem Foot - Video Tutorial

  26. 3mm Round Rolled Hem Foot - Video Tutorial

  27. Roller foot - This marvelous tool takes the frustration out of sewing slippery fabrics, which in addition to leather, suede, and vinyl, can include chiffon, organza and even velvet.

  28. Embroidery/Darning Foot - The darning foot is a multi-purpose foot, not only is it used for embroidery, but it is also used for free motion quilting and of course darning, which is also just basic, old fashioned garment mending.

  29. Adjustable Bias Binder Foot - Video Tutorial

  30. Free Motion Quilting Foot - Video Tutorial

  31. Adjustable Zip Foot - This foot is designed to allow the placement of stitching close to a raised edge: zipper insertion, corded seams, tubular cording, slipcover welting and similar applications.

  32. Knit Foot - Video Tutorial