Narrow Zipper Foot – a MUST have!

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Sewing machines come with a variety of presser feet and one is the zipper foot. However, not all are created equal. Learn why the narrow zipper foot is a MUST have! The Sewing Loft

Check out the differences between the standard zipper foot vs the narrow zipper foot. Learn why the narrow zipper foot is a MUST have! The Sewing Loft.

I can not say it enough, not all zipper feet are created equal! I’m the first to admit that I tend to be lazy and not reach for my treasure chest filled with specialized feet when sewing but the fact remains that the right tools make ALL the difference in the world. The narrow zipper foot is one of those feet!

Narrow Zipper Foot-

 
This narrow zipper foot is designed to allow your machine to get up close and personal with your zipper, trim or piping to achieve the perfect finish. Think BBF’s type close! It provides more visibility and precision capability than the standard zipper foot. 

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Needle position is mission critical with this foot. Meaning, you must shift your needle to the left or right of center in order to use. Shifting your needle will allow the foot to travel along the edge of your trim and be closer than the standard zipper foot.

Differences between the standard zipper foot vs the narrow zipper foot. Learn why the narrow zipper foot is a MUST have! The Sewing Loft

The difference between this specialty foot and the standard zipper foot is the streamline base at the back end. It is narrow front to back with no extra bump out. This sleek design allows the foot to ride right along the edge of your project, zipper or trim.

Sewing machines come with a variety of presser feet and one is the zipper foot. However, not all are created equal. Learn why the narrow zipper foot is a MUST have! The Sewing Loft

Examples of items you might sew with a specialty foot include:

  • zippers
  • piping
  • snap tape
  • cording
  • fringe
  • bulky items

Narrow Zipper Foot Stats-

  • Size: Super SKINNY!
  • How to attach: Depending on your machine brand, this specialty foot comes in both a snap on unit and an adjustable version that screws in place directly to you pressser foot shank that is directly attached to your machine.
  • Where to buy: This specialty presser foot can be purchased at your local quilt shop or here on line. Be sure to check your machine manual for any special shank requirements.
  • Video Class to install a zipper: If you want to learn how to insert a zipper, Craftsy has a FREE Class that you can access anytime.

So the next time you need to get up close and personal with your stitching, be sure to reach for the narrow zipper foot.

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing the info on the skinny zipper foot, I didn’t know one existed. This is going to be so helpful for me when I make my #iChairs. Cheers Mel

  2. Sandy Wilburn says:

    Thanks for the information on this skinny zipper foot. I have order it!

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