August Foot of the Month–#46C

The BERNINA Pintuck and Decorative Stitch foot with clear sole #46C is the August 2014 Foot of the Month.  You’ll receive 25% off this foot at Modern Domestic for the entire month of August!  The #46C will make sewing perfectly parallel pintucks and embellishments a breeze.  

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To start creating pintucks with a double needle, we used Schmetz Universal Twin 2.5/80 and decreased our upper thread tension. This allowed the bobbin thread to pull a little tighter below and create a more defined pintuck. When threading for a twin needle, I wind 2 bobbins and use one as an upper thread.

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Each thread should sit on either side of the tension disc. I find that moving slowly and focusing on the disc helps. If you have a hard time seeing it, let me show you next time you’re in! Then thread each eye with different thread.

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There are grooves in the sole with accommodate the raised tuck and allow you to easily sew parallel tucks approximately 1/4″ or 1/2″ apart. We played around with spacing, sewing some closer together and others further apart to create a “design.”

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Something special about this foot is its ability to easily and clearly add decorative stitches between the pintucks via a second pass with a single needle thanks to the grooved guides on the bottom of the foot.  The clear sole provides a perfect view of the stitching area, making it amazing for embellishing dress hems, blouses, pillows or anything else that needs a little retro-vintage charm.

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Look at how nicely this decorative panel compliments and enhances one of the new Cotton + Steel prints! We added it for a little special flare on Noodlehead’s free tutorial, open wide zipper pouch. Using Combi-Mode (or memory functions) allows you to create custom stitch work–mirror image, pattern extend, pattern repeat. The possibilities are endless!

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Take note, this is a 46C–for my 9mm machines, this meaning you can maximize your stitch width and get beautiful and impressive decorative stitches. No need to worry, if your machine has a smaller stitch width you can still take advantage of the pintucks and grooved sole for expertly placed stitching. The samples in gold were made on a 530!

Stop by Modern Domestic and try foot #46C for yourself. You will love how easy it is to get beautiful results, and take one home with you for 25% off!

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