Often still inexperienced skilled workers ask a question: «Do I need extra paws, because I’m not too bad with the standard?» That’s just the point, that they are needed!
In our time of sewing technology there is a huge amount of hardware that can facilitate, diversify and improve the quality of work. Paws occupy a special place. This is one of the accessories and the most important element for sewing machines. They are designed to fix the fabric when sewing, and you can adjust the presser foot pressure so that the material does not slide under the needle. This allows you to get the perfect stitch. There are paws with which it is easy to grind a secret zipper, do darning or decorate products with expensive embroidery.
Paws are universal and special. Universal — suitable for sewing machines of any brand: MINERVA, TOYOTA, JANOME, BROTHER, etc. And special — they are used only for a certain brand.
You can divide them into three categories:
— for work processes (edge processing, straight stitching, sewing in a secret zipper);
— for decorative works (edging, folds, patch of applications);
— and of course work with complex fabrics (leather, velor, knitwear, etc.).
Hence it is clear that the sea is available and only one foot is used — this is absolutely not productive. Therefore, we offer you a short tour of them. This will be useful information for those who do not understand yet or simply did not know about the existence of any paws.
The foot with a movable stop (for a hidden stitch)
It allows you to make almost invisible seams. Suitable for filing classic trousers, skirts. The main thing that depends on you is to fold the fabric properly.
Foot for edging oblique
With this sewing accessory, you get the products of excellent quality. All you need to do is cut out the slanting 2 mm bake (you can get it ready in the fittings department). Put in the edging and that’s it. The rest it will do for you.
Foot for folding fabric
It is mainly used for processing of thin and medium fabrics. The foot gently folds the minimum amount of fabric and sews it without damaging the soft material. To do this, it is sufficient to cut the corner of the fabric from the side of the cut to be machined, place the fabric under the foot with t...
Foot for straight stitching or quilting
Do not tighten the fabric due to the fact that it presses almost the entire area under him, leaving room only for the needle. It is very convenient to use when the line is needed at the very edge of the product.
Foot for sewing cords
Used to decorate the product not only with cords, but also with decorative threads. And you can attach the thread to the fabric, as an ordinary stitch, and any decorative.
Foot for edge processing
It has an interesting design, in particular a plate that runs along the edge of the workpiece and prevents it from contracting, twisting, and also from shedding.
Foot for embroidery and darning
You can not do without it, either. Gives a big flight of fantasy. With it, you can embroider or patch the product. It has a wide opening, due to this you can see in which direction the line goes. A mechanism with a spring allows the material to move freely under the foot.
Foot for the skin
Due to its sliding platform made of special polymer, it does not stick to smooth and soft fabrics, does not scratch it. It is used mainly for artificial, natural leather and suede.
Upper conveyor or walking foot
It is very easy to use and you will not have any difficulties with it. Due to the double advance it facilitates working with such fabrics as: leather, velvet, satin, smooth surface materials, etc. And it is also convenient to use for quilting blankets on sinteponovoy basis, but for this you must als...
This is not the entire list of paws that could be used in the work. But already proceeding from this information, it is possible, many beginning seamstresses will be interested and will want to buy additional paws for the sewing machine. So do not be afraid and experiment more and simplify your work. It’s so cool to sew and decorate the thing with your own hands!