Saturday, August 13, 2011

Adjustable bias binding presser foot

Finally back to the sewing machine after our 4 months sailing trip. I must admit I really missed having something "crafty" to do and will prepare better  for the next trip.

First job - taking up two pairs of jeans - not interesting - so while I have the machine out I'll test a couple of things out....

I want to do is improve my technical sewing skills and I think the trick is having the right equipment. So, I'm investing in some sewing gadgets. One of them is the Adjustable Bias Binding Presser Foot. My bias binding skills suck, so anything has to help. Plus I want to make this pattern, it needs 5 meters of binding and I want it to look well finished.

Here's what I learned in trying to use this new foot:-
- I don't think I could have worked it out myself, so the video I stumbled on below really helped

- adjustments can be made for the binding width and stitch position - very nifty
- once these adjustments are made, it's pretty straight forward to use
- this is the second test attempt on sample. I'm pleased with it as it's a small binding and very fiddly to do otherwise


  1. Ooh, I have that New York Cape pattern too! Just adorable although I think I probably won't get around to it until next winter now. And haven't found quite the right fabric yet. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Glad you've had success with the binding foot. I have a couple of ancient versions of that, you've inspired me to give them a try.

  2. Welcome back and I too have and love the cape pattern but think it is going to wait until next winter. I just made a pretty botchy job of Hong Kong binding a garment and am very impressed with your gadget. I look forward to hearing how it goes, maybe this is something I need as well.

  3. Jess (DD) loves her New York Cape and it was really quick to sew up. I'm a gadget collector - anything to help make the process easier. Must see if Bernina has this foot - great sewing.

  4. Very interesting - I really could have used one of those for some 50's bibs I made recently!!! Must investigate!

  5. wow! looks like it could prove to be very useful to getting professional finish!

    Thanks for your compliments for my guest post at Frabjous Couture.

    I have a month long celebration of skirts in September called Sew Skirt September, where starting from basic skirt draft, we shall delve deeper into making of skirts, different styles, what suits whom and so on and so forth, please do join in!

    Adithi's Amma AKA Lakshmi from Adithis Amma Sews


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...