The straight stitch foot is used to sew simple straight stitch seams, especially handy on very thin fabric or very heavy fabric. This foot is really only appropriate when you are going to be stitching using straight stitches. Otherwise, you run the risk of breaking a needle. In this blog post, I'll cover how to use the straight stitch foot.
What the Straight Stitch Foot Looks Like
The foot will have two toes and a flat underside to provide an even pressure against the feed dogs allowing the fabric to glide smoothly. It also has a rounded needle hole that has a center needle position which offers the benefit of more support around the needle to prevent skipped stitches and puckering.
How A Straight Stitch Foot Works
The single needle hole prevents light-weight fabrics from being caught in feed dogs. With the curved foot toe the foot travel over varying fabric thicknesses.
When To Use The Foot
Use this foot if you are sewing light-weight fabrics such as chiffon, silk, georgette, or heavyweight fabric that is smoothly woven such as denim, flannel, or worsted wool.
Don't Forget To Remove the Foot
This foot is really only appropriate when you are going to be stitching a straight line. Otherwise, you run the risk of breaking a needle.
Alternate Foot To Use
If you don't have the foot a ¼" piecing foot can work as an alternative foot.
How to change the Feet on Your sewing Machine
Before you can use different sewing machine feet you'll need to be able to change the feet on your machine.