I know that a bad workman always blames his tools, but there comes a time when you need to invest to get a better result.
When adding piping to a cushion or anything else I’ve been fudging along with an old zipper foot which is fine, but there are occasions when I just can’t get it quite right. So while I was in John Lewis buying a birthday present for a chum (I’m hoping I am going to be able to persuade her to blog about it because it looks like a lot of fun) I bought myself a specialist piping foot.
I’m going to have to look up a little video or two online to see exactly how to use it properly, but if it makes it easier to get a great end result I’ll be happy. I’ll keep you posted of how I get on.
I also bought a concealed zipper foot. Being a self-taught sewer I didn’t know that these existed, and it might explain some of my zip-phobia. I am in the process of making a dress for a friend which requires a concealed zip so I really need to get the hang of this – plenty of practice required methinks before getting to the real thing.
As for the zigzag foot – that actually came with the ‘foot kit’ that Kid, Kitty and co. bought me for my birthday last year. I am yet to work out what sewing task will be made better by this particular implement but I’m willing to work through lots of different projects to find out.