This foot is a true specialist for free motion sewing and it is best suitable to darn holes and worn areas. Used together with an embroidery hoop, the darning process can be simplified as the hoop stabilizes the fabric. The foot can also be used to create attractive embellishing such as laces or monograms.
Switch off the machine. Loosen the screw and remove the presser foot holder. Mount the darning foot onto the presser foot holder and secure with the screw.
- Free-motion embroidery
- Free-motion darning
- Thread painting
Stitch type: straight stitch or zigzag
Stitch width: max. 0
Feed dog: lowered/covered
If possible, clamp the fabric in a darning frame and place another piece of fabric underneath the damaged place. Sew over the damaged place in even rows. Rotate the work by 90° and cover it with another layer. If necessary, sew another layer, sewing the rows more loosely and offset to the previous rows.
Draw the desired motif onto the fabric. If possible, clamp the fabric into a frame or underlay it with a nonwoven fabric for better stability. Sew around the outlines of the design; a zigzag stitch can also be used for solid areas. Feed the fabric in evenly.