I picked up this tip from the funny little fabric shop downtown:
Use the blind-hem foot to attach piping or cording. The foot allows you to stitch exactly next to the piping (so you don't have some of the canvas sticking out of the finished seam too) and see what you're doing. I feel like a very mature seamstress, passing this tip along to you, but in truth, there are many functions and features of my machine and her feet that I don't understand.
Here I am, using the blind-hem foot to add some blue satin piping to a scarf that is going in the shop sometime later this week.
Well aren't you a smarty miss! Thank you very much for that tip, because I have a passion for piping (I believe my Certain Someone might call it an obsession based on my current collection) and I was thinking I needed a better way to sew it. Too often it felt like a crapshoot.
My dear you must find out how to use your machine, feet and all properly. You will be amazed at all the tricks that makes it just so much easier.My folks owned a Benina and Jenome sewing machine store. I remember my mom teaching students on how to use the feet for the machines and all the ooos and ahhhs that went on in that room. Glad you are making good progress. Thought of you today while hunting the quilting store in the city. Bought nothing for me personally but whait till you see what I did get!Have a greta time sewing ;)
Piping and blind hems and feet... ack, you're overwhelming me just when I was beginning to think I could handle a bias tape maker!
Can you say the name of the funny little fabric shop? If not, email me. I'm interested!
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