My Pfaff Creative makes unsurpassed buttonholes. It's a computerised machine, so of course she's got programs for several types of lovely buttonholes. But this is not unique and not particularly remarkable. The most remarkable bit is a simple mechanical aid that makes all the difference. The first thing you notice is of course the sliding… Continue reading Pfaff’s unsurpassed buttonholes
Impossible! It doesn't do zig-zag. True. But possible. 😁 I made a pair of long-sleeved tops out of fine viscose jersey, so I used my Singer 48K to get that flexible stitch with 60% stretch. Now I need to make buttonholes in the cuffs. I'm fussy about the feel of my clothes, so I did… Continue reading Buttons and buttonholes with a transverse shuttle machine
I've been playing with some options for hem finishes on several recent projects, and thought I'd put them together in one post. There are so many ways to make a hem - it's mind-boggling! And after you read this, you'll be thinking up even more! Stitched overlock hem I needed a way to finish several… Continue reading Fancy hem finishes
Not a mock-overlock stitch and not a zig-zag, this attachment makes a proper overlock stitch with two additional threads, incorporating a real sewn stitch into it. Rubylock overlock attachment really allows you to sew and overlock in one operation, and it works even on old straight stitch machines. Ruby is trade mark of Toyo Seiki… Continue reading Overlock for sewing machines
Following up on Dan's comments, I've updated the post with another bed-mounted hemmer that works - see the extra bit in the original post.
The narrow hemmer foot is supposed to be an absolute wonder helping you to make narrow rolled hems. There is no shortage of manuals and videos demonstrating how it's done - and what marvelous results you get. And then you try it yourself, and all you get is a hot mess of fraying fabric. 😫… Continue reading A hemmer that actually works