Walking foot - do i need one?
To start, I busted out my new narrow hem foot, and did the hem on a Grainline Scout Woven Tee. The instructions that Bernina provides with this foot are woeful to say the least. If you think Burda instructions are the pits, look again, Bernina tops Burda for opacity. Yeah, hard to believe but true.
Thank God for the internet. I found this Youtube video which laid it all out for me. And the hem came out like a dream. (Actually, come to think of it, if it weren't for the internet I wouldn't be sewing at all. It's a godsend for lonesome sewists like me). And my narrow hem foot has become my new best friend.
Then...my daughter's school had a crackdown on skirt lengths, and she was told her skirt was too short. Yes, I suppose she has grown about 10cm since we bought her uniform skirts at the beginning of last year. At first I thought, great opportunity to get her hemming. Then I looked at how much hemming there was to do (the skirt features four deep box pleats) thought, maybe I should try out the blindstitch foot. I'd tried it before and the result was an absolute mess. But on the back of the narrow hem triumph, I thought I'd give it a crack - my confidence was high.
Hooray, it worked out great. Another challenge conquered.
Which has got me thinking...a walking foot. Do I need one? Mother's Day is around the corner, should I ask for one as a present? Everyone who has mentioned walking feet on their blogs seems to swear by them. On the other hand, they cost $150.00 here in Australia. That's an awful lot of sewing to justify that investment.
So anyone out there? Do you have an opinion on walking feet? Let's have it! I'd really appreciate it!