More Presser Feet Than You Will Ever Need

Over these last 3 1/2 years, I've picked up quite a few sewing tools that have really helped to improve my sewing. Some of the best ones have been the various presser feet I've bought. Our machines can sew awesome things on their own, but match the right stitch with the right presser foot, or the right project with the right foot and suddenly it can be even more fun and give you even better sewing results or open up new finishes that you can't do otherwise such as pintucks.

When I look back now, I spent quite a bit on those few feet.  I bought:

But there were still quite a few more that I had on my wish list.  Trouble is at $9.99 or $12.99 (or more) per foot, the price of them was really starting to add up.

Then one of the members in our sewing chat group posted a picture of a set of sewing presser feet she bought and hallelujah – all my presser foot needs and desires were answered in a single box of sewing goodness.  I ordered one right away.

Get yours here

(If you don't see the boxes with the Amazon pictures and links right here, then you may be using an Ad Blocker and that stops the Amazon links from showing up.  You'll need to turn off the Ad Blocker to see the links – sorry. The Internet sure is getting complicated these days…)


You can also get these on Amazon UK here – 32 Piece Presser Foot set (Amazon UK)

What's good and what's bad

Some of these sets on Amazon get mixed reviews so I read through quite a lot of them to find out why.  Turns out people love the feet, they are all just fine, snap onto any of the regular fit low-shank machines, and are all nicely made, good quality as you would hope.  What people do complain about is the packaging, and some of the complaints are a bit silly I think and some are valid.

1 – the box looked different.  Yes indeed, these sets of feet seem to come in a couple of different boxes and you might get the one pictured or you might get a slightly different box.  Some seem to come in a moulded plastic box with cover (like mine), some in a cardboard box with a foam inner. Remember you are buying the feet, the box really isn't so important if it looks different so long as it works!

2 – the names of the feet are in Chinese.  Seems some lucky people get this set in English, some in Chinese and probably that is more common. Therefore if you are fairly new to sewing or just not familiar with all of the feet, you might not know which is which.  I have a solution for you if you get the Chinese descriptions – simply save this article to check out all of the pictures or download the PDF with the names of the feet on it and keep that with your box. Easy.

What feet are included?

Here's a large picture of the box as it comes with all of the feet.

I've got all of the feet included in the set pictured here one row at a time, so the first picture is the first row, the second picture is the second row and so on.  That should help identify which is which and remember, Google is your friend if you need to know what each foot does and how to use it.

Sometimes these feet can be used for several purposes and also might be known by several different names – be prepared to experiment and see what you can do with them all.  There is a lot here I still have to learn about, for example, what is the difference between a rolled hem foot and a round rolled hem foot – I will actually enjoy trying them out and learning more.  There are also several called a Cording Foot and they can look quite different depending on what type of cord you want to use, so check out all of those possibilities too.  I'm already enjoying the knit foot, it's like a little mini walking foot.

Some of these feet you might never use, but for such a great price you can get all of the feet you really do need and use for much cheaper than buying them individually.  As your sewing skills broaden the feet you need will already be there in your sewing box waiting for you.

I hope to follow up with more articles looking at the various different feet, but there are a lot so that will take some time.  In the meantime, here at the bottom is a summary of a few articles to get you going.

Pin and share this image to help out anyone who bought the set and doesn't know which is which, so they can come over and download the picture with all the names on it.  They'll thank you!

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144 Responses to More Presser Feet Than You Will Ever Need

  1. Jacelina says:

    My Pfaff machine has an IDT system and all these beautiful foots don’t fit whit that… But you got me thinking about using different foots for different jobs. Seems I have a lot of foot with my machine and I learned a lot about how to use them. Thanks for your insights shared here!!!

    You can make your own ruler foot, by putting tape on your machine on the spot of how wide you want your seem to be. Follow that along your sewing… $30,- easily saved.

  2. Zero says:

    I have an old Husqvarna 1100 with a proprietary shank that isn’t quite a short shank. OEM feet are way too expensive, but I’ve had reasonable luck buying the cheap short-shank feet and enlarging the sewing aperture using a Dremel-type rotary Tool. This tool has a learning curve, but anyone who can handle a sewing machine will find it climbable. The Dremel tool with a selection of grinding bits starts at about $40, but Harbor Freight has one for less.

  3. Kathy says:

    I found a set in 2 lovely cases, so neat. DON’T BUY THIS!!! Buy the cheaper set with the feet set so you can actually see the foot. On the pretty one, you have to take out a few (or many) feet to find the one you need. On their side, the feet look the same.

    Too bad someone doesn’t make a nice case to store the feet neatly, but so you can see the actual foot. In a Divided storage container, if you drop it or even tip it, the feet can fall over, or on their side, or even into the next division if the top doesn’t fit perfectly. The Janome case (over $100) still stores the feet on their sides. Bernina now makes a case, but almost all their feet have the ankles attached. Their old storage cabinets were better. Babylock sells their foot sets with a bag with plastic zipper divisions, feet can still move around. If I were younger and more tech savvy, I would try to come up with something. Any takers? Anyone have 3D printer experience?

  4. Cecile says:

    I bought this exact set a while back (newbie sewist who wanted just an invisible zipper foot and got lured into buying the shiny mega set instead of just what I needed…) and it came with Chinese only description 🙁 No clue what I was getting into. I asked my Chinese friends to help me translate, but them not knowing how to sew (and me barely!), it didn’t help… Thanks to you now, I know what all these feet are and there is a better chance that I actually use them. Thanks for spending the time to describe all these… Sooooooo helpful!

  5. MINNA TALVILAHTI says:

    I ordered a set, haven’t had time to test sewing yet, but they don’t fit Pfaff ambition. Pfaff attachment bar is wider. The feet fit nicely to my Husqvarna.

  6. Martha willis says:

    I ordered these and when it came it was missing 6 of the feet. I contacted you and you sent another set. I’m on s/s and can’t afford to pay for another set and if I send them back it will cost me another mailing. Thinking of mailing both sets back.

    • Mayra Cecilia says:

      Hi Martha, I do not sell these sets. They are from Amazon. Please send them back to the same place you got them from.

  7. Sandra Betts says:

    What size ankle does this set require- 5,6,7 or 9mm? I do not see any in this set. I have most of these feet but in varying sizes for different width ankles/machines.

  8. kitblue says:

    Ever heard of a ruler foot? It seems to be a walking foot to use with ruler templates for quilting. But $30!!??

  9. Virginia Pflum says:

    I use the Telon foot a lot and love it.

  10. Judy Frye says:

    These appear to be snap on feet. Is that correct? Which set is it?

  11. Carol S Kauffman says:

    I have this set also. It has come in handy when I needed a foot that didn’t come standard with my machine, I still haven’t used them all but I will use a majority at some point or another.

  12. Cheryl Lincoln says:

    I wonder if these will work on a BabyLock Brilliant sewing machine. Everything that I have read says that only the BabyLock brand sewing feet will fit. Does anyone have experience with using other brands of sewing foot on a BabyLock?

    • lorib4 says:

      I have a Babylock Symphony and these pressure feet work just fine. Brother and Babylock are made by the same manufacturing company and anything that fits a brother will fit a Babylock. I also have a Singer portable and find the pressure feet for that machine would work on my Babylock.

      • kathy says:

        some of the More expensive machines have made their ankle and feet differently. They make the ankle come out or set back farther than the generic, and then the bar on their feet is either closer to or farther from the opening so that it still lines up with the opening on the bottom. Need to make sure people pay for your more expensive foot.

        I bought 5 different generic ankles, each has a different way of releasing the foot (a button, a bar, etc). Use generic ankle with generic foot and it should line up just fine. Just notice if your machine does a wider stitch than the foot is capable of. If so, make sure you never set a wider zig-zag stitch than the foot can do.

  13. Sewbig says:

    Have you tried the knit foot? It’s the one at the lower right corner. I think I have, or have used, all of the other feet, but I’ve never heard of this one. How does it work?

What do you think?