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Presser foot


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Presser foot the part of a sewing machine which rests on the cloth and presses it down upon the table of the machine.
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In literature:

Loosen the tension on the presser foot, use fine thread with light tension.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Every form was crouched in the effort to guide the seam through the presser-foot.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
A type of retractable thimble or presser foot was used to hold the fabric down as required.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper

In news:

Sewing machine with non-stick presser foot .
Instead of repairing the machine, Singer redesigned it by installing a presser-foot for feeding the fabric.
seam allowance (the line just to the right of your presser foot edge).
The presser foot and needle protruded from the bottom.
The feature continuously detects fabric thickness and automatically adjusts presser foot pressure to ensure beautiful, precise, even stitching.
An Automatic Height Adjuster™ AHA® to sense fabric thickness and adjust presser foot pressure accordingly.
Easy to change the needle and presser foot .
Then lift the presser foot (the small slotted metal plate) and slide your two pieces of fabric underneath.
Drop the needle down to just above the cloth, and lower the presser foot to hold the cloth in place.
This metal plate, sometimes referred to as a needle plate, sits below the needle and presser foot .
Most throat plates have small lines notched to the right of the presser foot .
Replace presser foot, then sew the remaining 3 edges with a 1/2-inch (13 mm) seam allowance.
Once you reach the edge of the photo, stop and lift the presser foot .
Easy to change the presser foot .
It may help to increase the pressure on the presser foot .