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Pfaff – 9mm Open Toe Applique Foot With IDT
Open toe sewing machine feet provide a wide area between the inner edges of the feet. This gives a much greater visibility for sewing more precisely For example, when you are following around the edges of an applique.
Along with the easy viewing, this foot also has a wide groove centrally on the underside which keeps the centre of the foot off of your stitching. This is perfect for sewing professional-looking satin stitch finishes and reducing the chances of lifting the edge of an applique as you move over it if you are using a wider stitch width for a more rustic raw edge applique finish.
To use this presser foot to sew appliques, simply unclip your current foot from your Pfaff sewing machine then snap this foot on in its place. This foot is compatible with IDT if this is present on your machine.
It helps if you prepare your fabric pieces in advance for applique work – you may want to prewash your material, stiffen your pieces with starch or interfacing, or reduce movement in your base fabric with stabiliser or using a hoop. You can leave your applique edges raw or press them underneath. You may also want to secure your pieces in place with pins, basting, temporary glue or fusible web.
Place your applique under your presser foot and select the stitch width, length and type that you want. The most commonly used applique stitches are straight stitches, zigzag stitches, satin stitches, and blanket stitches but you might want to experiment with decorative stitches for a fun look.
Guide the edge of your applique along the inner edge on the right side of the foot. This technique ensures even seams and hides the straight stitch in the shadow of the seam, giving your applique a more hand-sewn look.
When sewing around curves or corners, we recommend using the pivot technique. Stop sewing with the needle down in the fabric when you need to change direction, lift the presser foot, and pivot the fabric to change direction. This helps to keep your pieces flat and in the correct position against the base fabric as well as improving the shape of your sharp twists and turns or corners in your applique design.
You might find that some raw edge appliques are easier to sew with excess fabric left on to begin with then trimmed down with applique scissors once it is stitched in place. A common way of using this technique is to sew a straight stitch first, trim the edges then follow over with a satin stitch afterwards for a really neat and professional finish.
The 9mm wide zigzag space means that this foot is also fantastic for sewing extra wide decorative stitches. The extra visibility can also come in handy for intricate quilting designs and piecing if you need to ensure your pattern-matching or positioning is joined in perfection.
If you are new to using an open-toe foot, then like any other new foot or technique, we recommend having a go on some scrap fabric that is similar to your project material. This will help you become familiar with the foot’s movement and let you make sure you have the best stitch selected for the job before starting on your actual project.
If you aren’t sure of your sewing machine fitting, you can check the “Compatibility” tab, where you’ll find a list of all of the Pfaff Sewing Machines that this open-toe applique foot will fit. If you click on your own sewing machine, it will take you to a page where you can see all of the feet that we have in stock that will fit your Pfaff sewing machine. Or for more help with sewing machine feet and fittings, you can take a look at our sewing machine foot guide.
If you want to have more fun with your sewing machine, then we hope you’ll also enjoy having a look at the rest of our Pfaff Sewing Machine Feet!
Known Compatible Machines:
Pfaff Creative 2134, Pfaff Creative 2140, Pfaff Creative 2144, Pfaff Creative 2170, Pfaff Creative 7530, Pfaff Creative 7550, Pfaff Creative 7562, Pfaff Creative 7570, Pfaff Expression 2038, Pfaff Performance 2054, Pfaff Performance 2056, Pfaff Performance 2058, Pfaff Quilt Expression 2048
Pfaff Creative 2.0, Pfaff Creative 3.0, Pfaff Creative 4.0, Pfaff Creative 4.5, Pfaff Creative Performance, Pfaff Creative Sensation, Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro, Pfaff Creative Vision, Pfaff Expression 150, Pfaff Expression 2.0, Pfaff Expression 3.0, Pfaff Expression 3.2, Pfaff Expression 3.5, Pfaff Performance 5.0, Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0, Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2
Pfaff Ambition 1.0, Pfaff Ambition 1.5, Pfaff Ambition 610, Pfaff Ambition 620, Pfaff Ambition Essential, Pfaff Creative 1.5, Pfaff Passport 2.0, Pfaff Passport 3.0, Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0, Pfaff Smarter By Pfaff 140s, Pfaff Smarter By Pfaff 160s, Pfaff Smarter By Pfaff 260c
DISCLAIMER: This list of compatible sewing machines has been compiled to the best of our knowledge. As we are unable to personally test every sewing machine on this list ourselves, we recommend that you check that the foot is fitted correctly and that the needle has sufficient clearance from the edges of the foot before you start to sew. If you have any problems with fitting your foot, please get in touch for help or to arrange a refund or exchange.