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30 Minutes with Workroom Tech: Episode 44 / Sewing Machine Feet

We love our industrial sewing machines! In this episode of The Sew Much More Podcast: 30 Minutes with Workroom Tech, Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock talk about the different types of presser feet that can be used on industrial sewing machines.


You can listen to this episode of the podcast here: Sewing Machine Feet


For this podcast, the machine feet shared are for the two most common machines in the small workroom - the regular feed (also called the needle feed or drop feed system) and the walking foot machine. You can learn more about the different machine feed mechanisms on the Sailrite website here: Comparing Sewing Machine Feeding Mechanisms


Presser Feet for the Regular Feed System


The most used foot is the basic two-toe presser foot. This will most likely come with your machine. The width of the foot is the same width as the feed dogs which move the fabric below the foot. The two-two presser foot below has a guard to help prevent getting fingers under the needle - some feet come with this and others do not.



Other two-toe presser feet:


Skinny foot - used when there is a narrow path for sewing like next to snap tape or when sewing a tape trim with thick embroidery or beads.



In the video below Susan shows how the skinny foot is used to sew a difficult trim.



Compensating foot - one two is raised. This is for sewing projects where one side of the seam has a greater thickness of fabric. You can get a left or right side compensating foot.



Roller foot - used to help fabric feed with less resistance. Susan uses this foot when machine quilting.