The Fringe Foot – Does More Than Just Create Fringe
The fringe foot like so many of the specialty feet does more than just create fringe, and by having more than one function buying this foot, can perhaps justify the cost of having a specialty foot that you may not use every day. This foot may also be called the looper foot by some vendors.
This foot can be used not only to attach fringe to garments and home décor projects, but can be used to attach buttons. The foot has a raised bar down its center which is vertical that is ideal for creating the shank that is needed to sew on buttons, particularly since the thread loops are formed over this bar. The stitch that is used with this foot is the zigzag stitch, this is what makes it possible to sew fringe and attach buttons.
There is some nice information on this foot at sewingmachinesplus.com along with some project pdfs with ideas about how to use this foot in different types of decorative stitching
Unlike in knitting, the fringe is already created and does not need to be cut to create the fringe effect.
Some excellent references about presser feet are:
• The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook by Charlene Phillips
• Fancy Footworks – Book and/or DVD by Nancy Zieman
For information about other sewing machine presser feet, click on the links below.