The Roller Foot sews fabrics with uneven levels, leathers, velvets, and fabric with nap or loops. Straight stitch, zigzag and other forward motion utility and decorative stitches. In this post, I will cover How To Use The Sewing Machine Roller Foot. The Roller Sewing Machine Presser Foot is effective for preventing fabric (stretchy materials like jerseys and knitted fabrics or hard-to-feed materials like leather or vinyl) from slipping or puckering because the presser foot rotates to feed the upper layer together with the lower layer without slippage, so the upper layer and lower layer are fed simultaneously.
What A Roller Foot Looks Like
The roller foot can be made from metal or plastic. Depending on the one you choose it will have either one or more wheels/rollers which sit between the toes and the underside of the foot. This is what makes the foot glide smoothly over fabric.
How A Roller Foot Works
At the same time as the sewing machine feed dogs move the fabric along, the textured wheels grip and roll over the surface, moving the layers smoothly together while the stitches are formed. This ensures an evenly fed seam and stitches that are consistent in size with no rippling or stretching. This is essential when sewing stretchy fabrics that might otherwise ripple and extend under a standard presser foot. on leather, suede, or vinyl, where the surface may stick to the underside of the presser foot and hold it back, the roller foot glides smoothly over the surface. In some cases, the wheel may mark the surface so a smooth wheeled or non-stick foot may better. Always test on some scrap fabric before using any foot.
Sewing With A Roller Foot
1. Snap-on Roller Foot.
2. Select a stitch and sew.
3. The finished seam is smooth and flat with stitches that are even in length.
The little wheels ride smoothly over a variety of fabric types.
Roller Foot Alternatives
The roller foot is one of several feet that help fabric feed smoothly under the needle. Alternatives to the roller foot include the walking foot and the Teflon coated foot. Universal roller feet are available to fit most brands of sewing machines. You just need to know what shank your sewing machine is.
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