Top 9 tools to sew straight lines


Hi, this video is about
sewing straight lines and I found some great
tools to help you to do this and let’s go and have a look together, so you can choose which
one is perfect for you. It goes almost without saying that you can use the edge of
your presser foot as a guide. However, if you need larger seams or more distance between
rows of top stitches, the widths are too limited, so you can either mark the
lines you’re going to stitch or use the guides on your needle plate or find other solutions to
keep your stitches straight. For seams, some people put an
elastic around the machine arm and align their edge next to it. Or even use painters tape. But you can also purchase
one of these tools I will show you in this post. The first one is a magnetic seam guide. For metal sewing machines, or machines with a metal
through plate like mine, you can place this little tool wherever you want it and easily move it or
remove it if you need to. It will help you keep a uniform width. You just line your fabric edge against the magnetic
seam guide and you sew. This tool won’t work for top stitching but most of the presser
feet I will show you will help for this. So, let’s start with number six, the straight stitch foot, this one. It has some little
marking here on the right, one at 1/16 of an inch, 1/8 of an inch, 3/16 of an inch and if
you use the whole foot at the edge here, you
have a 1/4 of an inch. It slides easily over
multiple layers of fabric because of the shape and
it’s a rather slim foot. Then we have the edge
joining foot, number 27. It has a blade or a guide in the middle. Your needle drop point
is just behind the blade if you put it in the center position and if you put it in left position, you can edge stitch, if you put it in a center position, you can stitch in a ditch or in a crease and the guide will keep
in you that crease. Very popular foot. And then we have number 10 which is a quilting foot, a
1/4 of an inch quilting foot, so you can stitch at a 1/4 of an inch and on the left, this little guide is 1/8 of an inch and it has some markings on the side for corners. The number 17 is also 1/4
of an inch quilting foot but with a guide, so this gives you more control
if you stitch on the edge. For top stitching, most
people prefer this one because the guide can sometimes, it doesn’t always go smoothly over every type of fabric. There we go. And then we have the stitch guide foot. The stitch guide foot has a ruler, it’s number 24 in the set, a ruler on the right with markings so you can go from edge
stitching to some wider seams or wider top stitches and it goes from 1/16 of an inch to 7/8 of an inch. There we go. That’s it for first footer set. We have three more that are interesting. You have the walking foot with guide. The guide you can move
and choose your width. It is used for quilting mainly and a walking foot is interesting because it has these top feet dogs, so it moves the top and the bottom fabric at the same pace. If you want more
information about this foot, you have to check out the
blog line I wrote a while ago. You can find it on our website. And then there is a border guide foot which is a clear foot with some red markings. It is made for top stitching and you just have to line
up your stitches here with the red markings
or between the markings and you can stitch
parallel rows very easily. And this one is the adjustable guide foot. Just like the stitch guide foot, it has a ruler on the right
with some markings on it and on top of the ruler, it has this guide that you can click to the size you want and that gives more control if you’re stitching on the edge, if you’re top stitching, I would advise to use
the stitch guide foot. The markings of the adjustable guide foot are from 3/8 of an inch to one inch. And you have a lot of options in between. That’s it for now. If you have any questions, just send me an email or leave a comment and we would love you to click
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