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Non Stick Presser Feet

There are so many fun things that you can make using vinyl, suede, and leather; however, oftentimes, you can get frustrated, because there can be drag on your fabric. It can make your project look like a mess. Solve this frustration. Get a Non Stick presser foot. This Non Stick foot can also be caused an Ultra Glide Foot.

non stick foot sewing vinyl

WHAT ARE NON STICK PRESSER FEET MADE OF?

This foot is made of a special resin that makes the sewing of sticky fabricseasy to sew; whereas if you were using a regular metal foot, the fabric would stick. This foot is also great for slippery fabrics that tend to want to get away from you.

non stick foot sewing suede

WHAT DOES A NON STICK FOOT LOOK LIKE?

This particular non-stick foot has a wide opening. This will allow you to do a large variety of stitches, ranging from a straight stitch to any stitch that requires a zig-zag.  You can use this foot as if it was your general-purpose zig-zag foot. Oftentimes, you can get a straight stitch foot or a zipper foot made with this same special resin.

straight stitch non stick foot, non stick zipper foot, non stick presser foot

WHAT NEEDLE SHOULD I USE?

When sewing these tricky fabrics, in addition to using the correct presser foot, you also want to make sure that you are using the correct sewing machine needle. For suede, I suggest using a Microtex (Sharp Needle). The Sharp needle will also work well for the vinyl. With faux leather, swap out the Sharp needle for a Leather needle. 

showing what needles to use when sewing vinyl and suede

OTHER SUGGESTIONS WHEN USING A NON STICK FOOT

Also, set your stitch length to a medium to long option, such as 3 to 4mm. This is important because, if the stitches are too close together, the fabric will become perforated and easily tear at the seam.

increasing stitch length when sewing on vinyl and leather

Another tip. Instead of pinning your fabric, use fabric clips – like Wonder Clips. These will hold your fabric pieces together without leaving any holes. These particular types of material will show holes and they won’t disappear.

showing fabric clips

Since you can use this foot as a standard presser foot and it can solve issues with these fickle fabrics, it is a great presser foot to have in your sewing collection. 

Until Next time, Happy Sewing Everybody!

2 thoughts on “Non Stick Presser Feet”

  1. Hello Vickie! 🙂 Too funny. In your prime. 🙂
    You are very welcome! I am so glad that they are helping you.
    Also, thank you for your kind words!

  2. I have been sewing 55 years ever since I was 4 years old! Yes now you know my age! Your tutorials are excellent and things I thought I knew am now learning from your great tutorials! Thank you very much!

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