Are you looking for sewing design classes. You don’t have to. Now, to try out the walking foot, you can use this on just about any fabric. It will definitely go through the battings, the stretchy fabric. This is going to help pull it in. It’s got the teeth on top just like the teeth that are underneath on the lower part of your sewing machine. First off, you need your screwdriver to remove the side screw of the foot and ankle. Go ahead and get that loosened. If you don’t take it all the way up, that’s fine. You can lift the foot up a little higher here and that will actually bring out. I usually leave a foot attached to the ankle because sometimes running around the sewing with two different pieces. I don’t know what you’re looking for but that, you’ll want to put back on when we’re done. All right, here’s the key. This little arm that goes up and down must sit around the screw that tip your needle in and out. I’m going to just lower this down just a little bit. See that screw, that arm needs to be around it like a fork because without it, well, it just doesn’t work. Sometimes, what I’ll do is bring that in and around and then when bringing the little white part of the walking foot around where the screw is and then we’re going to just screw that in.
Make sure it’s nice and tight because after you use this for a little while, things do kindof loosen up. If it’s not tight, it’s going to loosen up quicker. If you ever see any wiggle in it, take your screwdriver and give it a nice extra turn to get things tightened up. One extra little bit to make sure it’s looking good. There we go. Now, we can use it just like a regular presser foot. Sometimes, if I’m doing a lot of work on batting or something and I need to sew a quick seam, I won’t take the time to switch that out. I’ll just go ahead and use it. It will be a little louder, a little clunkier but it sure beats sometimes taking and putting the other one back on and putting the walking foot back in place. You can use this with any stitch. If you go back to stitch number 01, that is going to be with your needle in the center needle position and that it probably more likely what you’re going to follow.
If you’re stitching in the ditch, it’s a lot easier to run the ditch right down the middle of the foot and then keep that needle right in the groove of the seam. This is how it’s going to look. I also like to lengthen the stitch length a little bit, three millimeter longs. Makes for a stitch that’s a little bit easier there. You just go ahead and stitch like normal. Stop with the needle down, you can pivot turn corners and really have a nice, even feeding guaranteed on both the front and the back of your fabric. Let’s try something here. Now that we’re going along, let’s go ahead and I’m going to just stitch a little bit more this way. You have in with the walking foot, the guide. The guide can slip through the back whole way at the back of the white part of the walking foot. Just go ahead and give it a good push in. This is going to you can measure it out. I can even set this right against that line that I just sewed and I can start to make nice parallel lines.
What I’m doing is I’m watching, my eye is watching as this is guided right on top of the previous line of stitching. Then that way, every time I stop or change directions, I can bring that back in and I can have perfectly parallel rows of stitching without having to draw every single one. Now, just like you can use straight stitching, we can use a decorative stitch. How about let’s do 50 and just stitch like normal. This is where having different stitches are fun. Let’s try 51, maybe lengthen that out. Do everything while we’re sewing here. Instead of having just boring straight stitches, now you can have fancy decorative stitches. Try them all out, I know you’ll have fun when you use the walking foot.