Today we are going to address the issue of sewing feet! Have you ever sewn with more than the presser foot that came with your machine? I did for many years. But one day I wanted to sew a ruffle. I looked up ways to do it & it involved basting the fabric with needle & thread. Boo! But then I saw a Ruffle Foot. And I ordered it. And it arrived. And I had no idea how to mount the thing on to my machine. There were not any directions that came with it. I did what anyone would do, I googled a YouTube Video on how to attach the ruffler foot & how to make it ruffle my fabric for me! I use a ruffle foot for *lil' lady aprons *pillowcase dresses *crib skirts A few tips that I learned along the way, set you stitch straight & to a "1" or the tightest stitch. This makes your ruffles tight & ruffly too! When measuring the fabric when making a ruffle, I least double it then add a half. I would rather have too much ruffle than not enough! Next, is the zipper foot. Sewing a zipper is a love/hate relationship! Again, I decided to over come the fear of the zipper. If I was going to sew pouches, I didn't want to settle for velcro or button closures. A zipper can also be sewn with a presser foot, but I am a rule follower & I use the zipper foot! The benefit of the zipper foot is it leaves the zipper exposed & doesn't get caught underneath the foot. With much practice, I can get really close to the edge of the fabric. There's a line on the zipper that I follow, I make sure that that part of the zipper is under the fabric. I also don't use pins as you will see in the picture. That is a huge time saver too! My latest foot that I bought was a walking foot! And it does exactly that! I have never sewn with knits because they stretch & they are scary! But if you have the right foot, in this case the walking foot, it makes the project easy to accomplish! This foot I found at Joann's. And I had a coupon! Most of the time, I buy them online, because Joann's does have a slim selection of sewing feet. What I love about the walking foot is it does just that, it walks the fabric through the machine without stretching it. Another tips for sewing with knits, is make sure you are using a needle for knits. A knit needle has a ball on the tip so it doesn't snag the fabric. Finally, the 4th foot that I use is the presser foot. The presser foot is the main foot. It comes with the machine, it's the tried & true foot. I sew many, many, many things with this foot! This foot isn't so fancy, but it's necessary for many things & is probably the most popular of all the feet! I hope you enjoyed all the fancy feet! I'd love to hear what kind of feet you have used on your machine & for what project/purpose! Sometimes we shy away from projects because we are not sure what the proper tools are & how to use them correctly. But I have found that if I desire to make a project bad enough, I will do my research (thank you google & YouTube) & find out what I need so it doesn't turn into a disaster!