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Monday, 27 July 2015

Unconventional But Effective

If you have trouble top-stitching on the very, very edge of your fabric, try using your zipper foot next time! With the needle moved all the way to the right, you can line up the edge of the foot with the edge of your work, while the needle nestles in that little bite.  A bonus is that the foot remains totally on the fabric, holding it in place. Straight stitching every time!

Try it, and see what you think!


  1. Great tip, thanks! My machine here does beautiful top stitching, but when I'm in Tx, I struggle! I'll definitely be giving it a try!

  2. If you have a blind hem foot, it works well, too.

  3. Great tip Karen.I do love my zipper foot. Maybe I will love it more.

  4. Great Tip. I've been teaching wallet making classes here in Fredericton. It has a lot of top stitching. This is a good suggestion. Thanks