Re: Success with my walking foot
- From: Taunto <nope@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:45:10 -0700
BEI Design wrote:
"Taunto" <nope@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:44e3d0b2$0$34486$742ec2ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I'm making this backpack out of some coated material, and its kinda slickery. I did one shoulder strap with just a regular foot on the shaft, and things was a creepin'.
Just put my walking foot on, and everything stayed lined up from start to finish. I think this is the first time I used the thing.
Hooray for small successes.
Indeed! After I got the first walking foot about twenty years ago (for my now-45-year-old Singer), I hardly ever sew *anything* without it. There is just not that many things which don't feed just >that< much smoother using the walking foot. And it's the end-all for sewing matched plaids.
I just wish it had a clear plate on it. I just did some edge stitching, and it wasn't that bad, but it would have been better if I could follow the fabric edge all the way with my eye.
I also just whipped out a camera pouch with velcro on the back that I could attach to the shoulder straps or waist belt. But I did everything by eye, and on the fly. Just cut the fabric out without a pattern. Didn't turn out that bad, but its a bit loose. And, since I didn't really plan ahead, I now know how hard it is to try to sew something like velcro to the face of a small pouch after its closed up and become a pouch. But now I know how to conceptualize it for the finished one.
I'm thinking maybe a velcro closer is not the best way to do. If I fall, the camera might fall out easier than if I had maybe a sew on snap. I just wanted the variability of a velcro closer in case I wanted to put other things in the pouch.
What's a good liner fabric that won't abrade my camera?
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