SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Tips & Techniques > Sewing nice and straight on a line

Viewed 5446 times
Posted by: Dale C
Friend of PR

About Dale C starstarstar
HI United States
Member since: 8/24/02
Reviews: 169 (tips: 12)
Body Type:
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 52 people
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 1/16/03 7:48 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 5 people   
Featured in the PR book!
I don't know how useful this tip'll be, but when my son was doing some sewing this past month, it was a big "AHA" moment for him when I told him about it. Hopefully it'll help someone else.

If you look at your presser foot, there is a marking on the center front that shows where the needle will sew. Match this marking with the line you want to sew on.

If you're appliqueing something, this is where the center of your stitches will be. Match this point to just inside the edge of the fabric patch.

Just don't watch the needle to sew straight. Use the guide lines on the throatplate or the presser foot.

Hope that helps!


<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

Login to Add a Comment    
lornakismet said... (4/30/06 11:25 PM) Reply
This is so helpful. I wish I had such advice when I was sewing in my teens and 20's. -LornaKismet (Lorna A.)
Diana M said... (5/10/04 5:56 PM) Reply
I didn't realize just HOW helpful this tip is until I remembered it and used it at the machine -- had to come back and post! Thank you.
kerina said... (1/30/03 9:51 AM) Reply
I never new that little mark on the pressure foot was for anything. Thanks for the tip!
AnneM said... (1/24/03 3:59 PM) Reply
I had this AHA moment with my serger when someone mentioned guidelines on the foot. I had not previously noticed them.
alex said... (1/19/03 12:05 PM) Reply
Hi Dale, I think this is a great hint that those of us who have been sewing for awhile don't think of. On another board, the question of how to sew straight has come up at least twice since the fall.
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics
Beginners Guide to Dyeing Fabrics

Class Details

Online Class
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Class Details

Fanny Pack or Purse Paper Pattern

Fanny Pack or Purse Paper Pattern

Pattern Details
Sewing Workshop Deja Vu Wrap Pattern

Sewing Workshop Deja Vu Wrap Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.