Feet · Sewing machines

“Standard” low shank feet – the plot thickens

Do you like shoes that pinch your toes? Probably not, but you wear them anyway because they are from Prada. 😉 It’s the same with “standard” sewing machine feet – they are not all that standard, and some don’t fit, but you want to use them anyway because they are oh so handy otherwise… Look…… Continue reading “Standard” low shank feet – the plot thickens

Sewing machines

Size matters: machine size, arm length and harp space

Not all machines are born equal, in particular not when it comes to harp space, or the opening under the arm of the machine.​ Large projects like quilts, soft furnishings or coats can become very cumbersome if your machine’s harp space is too small. Just try stuffing a long imitation bear fur coat under the…… Continue reading Size matters: machine size, arm length and harp space

Backbenchers · Sewing machines · Transverse shuttle

Transverse shuttle cover stitch – modern needles, single and twin

Skip to the updates: A project begins Vesta is here! Conversion to modern needles, single and twin The offset foot A project begins Cover stitch is an extension of two-thread chain stitch where the top thread lies flat like in a lockstitch, but the bottom thread is looped around it with a special looper akin…… Continue reading Transverse shuttle cover stitch – modern needles, single and twin