Thursday, January 22, 2009

Binding Foot 1.01

I was a good girl last year and Santa rewarded me with some new feet for my machine, he has a few elves here. The feet seem to be fairly generic (within reason) and I have bought a few things from this ebay shop and had no problems with any even though their prices are super reasonable. If you are not sure if it will fit your machine I have found them more than happy to answer any queries by email. You can obviously get the same "brand" as your machine through sewing machine stockists.

This is the binding foot that will sew your binding straight onto your material as soon as you have whipped it through your bias tape maker. You can see the measurements on the top of the foot, you just fold the tape over and push it through the 'V' shape and then tighten the side screw to suit the width of your binding, this one can do up to 20mm.
(Top View with bias fed through)
(Bottom view so you can see how it folds the material)
I found this easiest to do before I attach it to the machine. Once the foot is one the machine you use the back screw to slide it across ways to make sure the needle is where you want it. You then just put the base material in the middle of the 'V' and off you go. The foot will fold it for you as you go and helps make sure that the base material doesn't wander off. It also keeps your binding beautifully lined up if you need to make ties, etc. I did struggle when I first got it but I was trying to do arm holes on the polar fleece vest and my binding was quite thick material too. I am hoping with a bit of practice I will be able to these as well but it worked great with cotton bias for the denim pinafore that I did, so depending on what your needs are it may be a useful addition to your sewing kit.
(Finished top view)
(Finished back view)

I fear that demo writing may not be my strong point so any queries please just ask. Hope it helped the few people that were asking about it.

16 comments:

A said...

Why don't I have one of these????
Awesome!

thornberry said...

Thanks for the link Cindy - I am desperately in need of a darning/free motion embroidery foot for my ancient machine and this crowd may have just what I need! And while I'm there I may just need to check out the other feet...

Leni and Rose said...

I'm getting me one of those!! I struggle so much with binding and try to avoid it wherever I can, with one of those and your great demo, I'll be binding everything!

Little Munchkins said...

Wonderful tool Cindy. I must get myself one too.

muralimanohar said...

I need one of those. I am completely binding challenged. Unless I do a combination of machine and hand stitching, I am guaranteed to end up with a sloppy disaster on my hands. :p

handmaiden said...

what a great new widget, it should make things super easy for you now

sophie said...

wow, that is awesome! This is a part of sewing that I have always struggled with!

MissyP said...

You're kidding?! I never knew anything like this existed. SOLD. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for posting. Bless you. Mwaa.

CurlyPops said...

Oh my goodness, I think I'm in love! As you are well aware, I think about 70% of my creations involve some sort of bias binding...heading over to ebay right now.
Thankyou thankyou thankyou....oh and thankyou again!

Sara said...

thank you for the tut. I have always wanted one of these but was secretly afraid of it at the same time. I can't wait to try one!

Corrie said...

oh ok I soooo need one of those!

Corrie:)

Skye Rocket Sews said...

God,I love blogs!
Who knew such a wonderful item existed!
Thank you,I'll be getting one of these,
Love your blog,
Mel.x

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I'd better get in quick before they all sell out!!!

Beth said...

Hey that looks terrific! How nifty!!

leslie said...

wow, i totally need one. like now. thanks for the heads up!

Bellgirl said...

Hi Cindy, I'm looking for one if these now and they don't have any in that shop at the moment- do you happen to know the brand? I have a Janome 419s, I think that's an oscillating foot model.