FREE Quilting Patterns, Tutorials, Magazine

Perfect presser feet to make a zippered case

 

It’s easier to keep your creativity flowing with all of the possibilities provided by the variety of presser feet included with the PFAFF Creative 4.5. Today I’m going to turn my stitched selvage piece of fabric into a finished project using several of the feet.

Presser feet included with PFAFF Creative 4.5. There's one for almost every purpose!
Presser feet included with PFAFF Creative 4.5. There’s one for almost every purpose!

 

Quick zippered case project
Quick zippered case project

 

Assemble Project Pieces

Fabrics and zipper ready for assembly
Fabrics and zipper ready for assembly

 

I kept adding selvages to my made fabric until it measured least 8″ long. Then I cut two pieces 8″ long x 7″ wide. I have a piece of stitched selvage fabric left over for another project too  😉

Then I found a zipper in my stash that coordinates with my selvages and cut it to the same width.

Now it’s time to click the zipper foot onto the Creative 4.5.

 

Zipper Foot

Zipper foot attached to the left of the needle
Zipper foot attached to the left of the needle

 

The PFAFF zipper foot can be attached to the left or the right of the needle to help you sew zippers on a variety of projects. Here I have it attached to the left. The photo shows my project pivoted out from under the needle so I could close the zipper pull before continuing down the seam. The extra pivot lift provided by the presser foot button came in handy here too!

 

Fancy Stitch Foot

Presser Foot 1A - Fancy Stitch Foot with IDT System
Presser Foot 1A – Fancy Stitch Foot with IDT System

 

The IDT System engages with many of the presser feet provided with the PFAFF Creative 4.5 to ensure even feeding of fabrics and smooth stitching. After unzipping the zipper about half way I used presser foot 1A to sew the side seams, then the bottom one closed.

 

Blindhem Foot

The blindhem foot
The blindhem foot

 

Next I switched to the blindhem foot with IDT System and used it to overlock the seams so they wouldn’t unravel with use.

It’s the first time I’ve used this foot and found it interesting – usually I just keep going with a regular foot because it’s easier than switching. With the PFAFF Creative 4.5 it’s easy to change feet – you simply push down on the foot to release it and push it up to attach it to the machine.

No unwinding a screw and making sure it doesn’t roll away!

Stitch 1.2.7 the Closed Overlock Stitch
Stitch 1.2.7 the Closed Overlock Stitch

 

I used stitch 1.2.7 Closed Overlock and the blindhem foot to overlock the side and bottom seams. You could also do the same to the two zipper seams, but I didn’t 😉

 

Quick to Make Zippered Case

Stitched case with zipper
Stitched case with zipper

 

All that’s left to do is turn the case right side out, close the zipper and it’s ready! The case is perfect for packing my cutting tools safely to take to a quilting workshop or retreat. The selection of presser feet with the PFAFF Creative 4.5 helped me create this quick project in no time.

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2:  Using decorative stitches to make a selvage project
Go to part 4:  Embroidering a quilt label with the PFAFF Creative 4.5

 

I love to play with color and *quilts* are my playground! A self-taught quilter, I've been designing quilts for almost 20 years. I'm inspired by happy fabrics, selvages, traditional blocks and nature. I'm also a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher, and enjoy drinking coffee on my front porch in northern Ontario.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.

It may take up to 24 hours for your comment to appear above.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.