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Best Foot Forward - The Even Feed Foot

Thursday, 19 February 2015

 



The Even Feed Foot

Welcome to week 4 of our blog posts about sewing machine feet.  Today we are looking at the even feed foot (affectionately known as the walking foot) (this links to Janome cat A foot).

 

What is it used for?

A standard presser foot puts pressure on the fabric, whilst the feed dogs underneath draw the fabric through under the foot.  A walking foot is different, as it has a set of feed dogs built into the foot, so the two sets of teeth (top and bottom) take the fabric through the sewing machine evenly.  This makes sewing stretchy or slippery fabrics much easier as it stops them distorting and puckering.
The foot is also very popular with quilters, as it is excellent for machine quilting, when you are sewing through three layers of fabric.
 


 

How does it fit on?

You need to get the screwdriver out to fit the walking foot, and make sure the lever is above the needle screw. 
When you buy the foot, you will see a piece of metal in the box.  This is a guide that can be used to make a line of stitching parallel to the another.  
Janome have a video of how to fit the foot, and use the guide, on their website here.

 

How much is it?

The Janome foot costs £42.  

Before ordering a foot, make sure you know whether you need category A or B/C as they are slightly different (although the same price).  The category corresponds with whether the bobbin is a top or front loading, so if you can give us your machine model number, or even describe it, we can match you with the right one.

 

Any other info...

This is not a standard foot, and only comes with some of our quilting machines, or with the additional quilters set that you can buy to go with your sewing machine.
Some of our higher end Janome machines come with a build in dual feed function.


See the Even Feed Foot