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All About Feet

You may be new to sewing or a seasoned pro but when it comes to successful sewing, knowing your presser feet can make all the difference in how your project turns out. Let’s begin with some of the basic feet that came with your machine.

0A: This is the standard presser foot for Pfaff used for straight to zigzag and utility stitching. It has an opening on the back for the IDT system and is suitable for stitches that are longer than 1.0 mm. This foot came attached to your machine and is suitable for most sewing projects that don’t require a special foot.

3. Blind hem foot. Mostly used for blind hem stitches. This foot has a guide that can be adjusted to allow for the size of the “bite” you need in your stitches. The red guide rides along the right edge of the fabric. But if you need a foot with a guide but don’t have that specific foot, you can adjust this foot to a certain degree and have more accurate sewing. It is also great for Top Stitching. We recently tried it fora stitch in the ditch project.

1A: This is the Fancy Stitch foot. It has a cutout for the IDT system. The center is clear for better visibility. It has a groove underneath to allow for the decorative stitches to glide under the foot without bunching up. It also has a wider opening for wider stitches, like ZigZag stitches .

2A This is a Fancy Stitch foot. The center of the foot is clear for better visibility. Use this foot for shorter stitches, less than 1.0mm in length. It has a groove underneath to allow for the stitches to glide under the foot. Primarily used for decorative stitches without dual feed.

Quilting Foot: This foot lets you use the IDT system so that your quilt sandwich feeds evenly while making a quarter inch seam. You can use a straight stitch needle plate with this foot. Pfaff offers several quarter inch feet depending on your needs. One of our favorites is the Perfect Quarter inch foot. It has an oval needle hole which allows you to adjust the needle position to account for turn of fabric so that your quarter inch seam is perfect.

4. Zipper foot. This foot makes inserting a zipper easy. It comes with the ability to use the IDT system and allows for needle position adjustments so that your zipper can be perfectly installed. You could also use this foot for welting and piping.

5A. Sensormatic Buttonhole foot. This foot can be connected directly to your machine and will sew the exact size buttonhole you need. But why use it just for garment sewing? Add it to a project using decorative threads and weave a ribbon through the buttonholes for a one of a kind look.
5M. This is the manual buttonhole foot. You can also make corded buttonholes using the finger on the back of the foot.

8.Maxi foot. This foot is used for large, decorative stitches that have side to side motion.

Darning foot. Most of us don’t mend socks but you can use this foot for free motion quilting. Just remember to lower your feed dogs and set your machine to free motion.

Edge Guide. The bar is inserted into your foot shank. Use this foot for channel quilting or perfectly aligned decorative stitches.


These are most of the standard feet that come with a Pfaff Sewing machine. Next time we will visit some of the other wonderful accessory feet that can take your sewing to the next level.
Till then, keep on stitching.